The mayors of Lousiville and Lexington have taken to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail today to promote the state’s most famous export and the tourism possibilities that bourbon generates.
Greg Fischer, mayor of Louisville, and Jim Gray, the mayor of Lexington, will travel along the trail with representatives of the six distilleries which feature on it.
The mayors and their entourage are due at Woodford Reserve in the morning and Wild Turkey in the early afternoon before finishing off at the Jim Beam Distillery at 3.30pm, reports the Kentucky Forward website.
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail was set up by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association to give visitors a first-hand look at the art and science of crafting Bourbon, and to educate them about its history and tradition.
The other three distilleries on the trail are Heaven Hill, Maker’s Mark and Four Roses.