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Louisville's Urban Bourbon Legacy

November 05, 2018

Though the origins of bourbon are disputed, one thing is certain: Louisville is the undisputed capital of bourbon country. While options in the city are endless, here are a few of our favorite spots to start. Angel’s Envy has more than 200 years of whiskey history to back up their bourbon. This award-winning distillery doesn’t stop until their barrels are absolutely perfect. For a taste of that tradition sample the Cask Strength Bourbon, rated as the “Best Spirit in the World.” For a modern take, try some of the expertly crafted spirits at Rabbit Hole. Their innovative ideas—such as aging the bourbon in sherry casks and betting on a four-grain mash—create perfectly refined and balanced blends with finishes of spice, honey, and custard. If you want to try a bit of everything head down Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail. Stop at any one of 44 participating restaurants and bars for a drink. Fill your “passport” with six stamps and take home a trailblazer souvenir.