Kentucky Bourbon Trail – Day 5: Incredible distillery stories

You visit two rather interesting alcoholic productions today. Their stories will definitely impress you.
Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Trip duration: 6 days

Anastasia Omelchuk

Quills Coffee

Coffee Shops

Another wonderful place for a tasty and hearty breakfast.

Four Roses Distillery


The history of the name of this production is saturated with romance. It all started when Paul Jones, Jr., the founder of Four Roses Bourbon, was struck by the charm of the southern beauty. It is said he sent her a proposal. She replied that if her answer were positive, she would wear a dress with 4 roses on a corsage to the upcoming great ball. That evening, at the great ball, when she arrived in her beautiful dress, she wore a corsage with red roses. Later, the founder named his Bourbon “Four Roses” as a symbol of his devoted passion for a beautiful girl, the passion that he later transferred to making his beloved Bourbon. Here you can not only buy great whiskey, but also have lunch.

Wild Turkey Distillery

Distilleries, Liquor Stores, Gift Shops

The whiskey factory got its current name only in the second half of the twentieth century, after the merger of two local industries. The first whiskey factory on Wild Turkey Hill founded in 1850 was called Old Moore. And Austin Nichols, founded in 1855 and called Fitts, Martin & Clough, was a grocery store, which bought whiskey and wine on the open market, and bottled it under its own labels. In the seventies, the companies merged, and the brand has eventually evolved into its present form.

Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

Hotels, Historic Sites, Restaurants

Pleasant Hill is famous not only for its architecture, crafts and traditions, but also for its interesting history, closely connected with the religious community of Shakers. Over a 105-year period, Shakers have built more than 260 structures. Of these, 34 buildings have been preserved until the present day, most of which are located along the mile-long gravel highway. Explore impressive places and priceless artifacts. Then go to the farm to see animals, and to the reserve to be alone with the incredible nature.

Bonefish Grill

Seafood Restaurants, American Restaurants

It's time for dinner, and you go to the restaurant. Delicious shrimp in coconut, glazed salmon and fish tacos are the highlights of the menu. The desserts are also great, take good brownies, coconut cake and chocolate custard for dessert. The restaurant's wine list is quite diverse.