Visit to the Distillery
We stopped by the Makers Mark in Kentucky yesterday.
Now, if you are a Muslim or a Mormon you need to pass this by I certainly don't want to send you to hell.
Otherwise, this is a great tour! Vats of fermenting corn, made of wood.
Ten feet across and fifteen feet high, use your pi R squared and figure out how much booze this is.
You are looking at the top of this vat it sticks through the floor and is about 15 feet high. There are 8 of these giant vats.
Gorgeous copper stills.
Lots of charred oak barrels. The big warehouses hold 55,000 barrels. There are 18 warehouses.
The girlfriend got to dip her own bottle of Makers Mark into the distinctive red wax.
The last stop is a bar room. All guests are served a few shots of this magnificent bourbon.
I just had a little nip.