Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Break Weekend

The last weekend of my spring break was mainly spent with Mark, Matt, Jordan, and his sister Lindsey. We hung out Friday night and had a really great cookout Saturday night while watching the NCAA Final Four. My kinda night!

I absolutely love this picture! I especially love the fact that Jordan and I were the only ones who didn't get the memo to make stupid faces!

However, on Saturday during the day, Mark and I went on a tour of Woodford Reserve. You have to know at this point that Mark and I are huge dorks and absolutely love museums and tours of any kind. We are currently trying to complete the Bourbon Trail.

It was such a nice day Saturday and it was great to be outside doing something. For $5 a person, Mark and I were able to enjoy the history behind KY bourbon in Woodford County. They walked us through all of the steps including the copper triple distilling process (it's what make Woodford Reserve unique). Finally, at the end, we got to sample the bourbon as well as bourbon balls. YUM!!!

My cute husband taking in all of the knowledge when it comes to making bourbon.

Me standing next to 7,500 gallons of yeast feasting and creating what would later before bourbon.

Woodford Reserve is the ONLY distillery that uses strictly copper in its triple distillery

They transfere the barrels by tracks solely. No energy required!
Our favorite part of the tour. All the barrels are stored for approximately 7 years. When you walked into the storehouse there was the smell of bourbon sitting still for a LONG time. They call this "Angel Share" because of how heavenly it smells.

It's really hard to see the date on the barrels, but it says
FILL DATE: 11-20-01

November 20th is our anniversary. Although this barrel was filled 3 years BEFORE we got married. I was in high school when they filled this!

Kinda rough picture of me with no make-up but I'm showing off the glass they gave us our samples in. I'd already eaten my bourbon ball!

I had a wonderful weekend with my adorable hubby and we had really enjoyed our weekend with our friends!


Ashley said...

looks like you all had fun!!

Grandma said...

Are bourbon balls as good as rum balls? If you haven't already, you should tour Markers Mark, too..near Elizabethtown.

Grandma said...

Whoops, That earlier comment I sent should have read Maker's Mark, not Markers Mark. Too many rum balls, maybe?