Before we move from Lexington Ky, which I am not sure when that is happening, I have been determined to enjoy the fall weather and the "entertaining" KY venues.
Last weekend, John and I went to the Maker's Mark distillery and to Boyd Orchards. It was a gorgeous day other than it being hot for a fall day in KY.
At the Maker's Mark Distillery, we had the chance to take a free tour of how they make and bottle the bourbon.
This is the process of Fermentation. John thought it would be fun to share this process...I hope you enjoy it.
Wasn't that fun?
Wasn't that fun?
After the tour we went to the gift shop to buy our own bottle and had the chance to dip it into the wax ourselves.
John is dipping his bottle in the wax now, my bottle is the one drying there on the table...I did the technique called the "Slam Dunk." (yes, there is technique.)
Now, besides the fact that I do not like bourbon, I was so excited to buy a bottle and dip it into the hot wax. Whoo HOO! It kind of reminded me of being at the Renaissance festival and dipping my hand in the wax.
Afterwards, we drove towards home and stopped at Boyd Orchards. It was about 81 degrees when we got there and it happened to be their Fall Festival. It was crowded and hot and I felt like a little kid who wanted to go home. We picked some apples for baking and eating and found our perfect pumpkin.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. This weekend, we are headed to Cumberland Falls for some hiking with our puppy!
By the way- I made a fantastic pumpkin cheesecake with sour cream bourbon topping! I got it off of the Maker's Mark website. It was very yummy. I have no pictures only because I was so excited to eat it.