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Bardstown Bourbon Trip or "All Shook Up"

15 Nov 2021 11:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

This October 1-2, 2021 was the fifth (5th) year in a row for CSC to make a bourbon trip to the bourbon capital of Bardstown, KY. We did go one of these years to Louisville, but by far Bardstown is our favorite. We even went last year in 2020 amid COVID; we used and practiced extreme caution and no one was infected. 

What makes this trip so popular? What makes some of my favorite people go back every year?  Let’s get to the root right away….fellowship, fellowship, fellowship. You get to spend a seven hour day in a bus with your fellow CSC friends, you tour as a group at the distilleries, you enjoy meals together, and let’s face it, after about 18 shots of bourbon, you seem to get really close and personal.  It is so much fun.

This year for the first time in Bardstown we took a mixology class at The Bardstown Bourbon Company called "Shaken and Stirred." It was so much fun and the bar was attached to the rickhouse.  We learned to make a Kentucky Mule (shaken) and an Old Fashioned (stirred). 

What is a Kentucky Mule? It's the same as a Moscow Mule; you just substitute bourbon for the vodka.  (Note: I do not like “Moscow Mules” however the Kentucky Mule is awesome!)

The name was eventually decided to be Moscow Mule, which is said to be a random pick. Apparently Moscow was used because of Americans' tendency to associate vodka with Russia and mule was added to the name because the ginger beer gave a 'kick' of flavor.

I have already had a group ask when we will do the 2022 bourbon trip; I will let you know the date as soon as possible.

Go with us next time,