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Woodford Reserve Tour

by Richie


We’re back on the Bourbon Trail to visit historic Woodford Reserve distillery.



It’s a winter tradition with our gang to meet up at one of the regional distilleries. There’s so many to choose from!

Woodford Reserve, in Woodford County, Kentucky, is an old distillery and relatively small compared to others we’ve visited. The original stone warehouses were built in 1840.

Hundred year-old cypress fermentation tanks are still being used. Mmmm – smell the mash!

Woodford has expanded its copper stills to a total of six, each with that iconic shape.

One of the old stone warehouses is still in use to age barrels.

Woodford carries on the tradition of hand rolling barrels from the warehouse to the bottling building.  Watch your toes at the crossing!

After the tour, folks headed up to the visitor center to the tasting room.

Part of the charm of a bourbon tour is sampling all the products the distillery offers.

Often there are special batch bottles for sale that are only available at the distillery.

Next, a mandatory stop at the gift shop…

Then on to a late lunch at The Stave – known for its extensive bourbon list. Funny enough, we all ordered beer!

Another December in the books – Happy New Year everyone!




Beth Daniels January 1, 2024 - 3:05 pm

Wow! Buildings constructed in 1840s! And hundred-year-old fixtures still in use! Definitely pricked my interest with both of those items!

Richie January 1, 2024 - 7:54 pm

Worth a tour!

Deb Reese January 1, 2024 - 11:53 am

Looks like it was a fun trip! 😉

Richie January 1, 2024 - 12:56 pm

And you were there! 😁


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