The next morning we checked out of our hotel in Louisville and made our way across the Bourbon Trail to Lexington KY. Our first stop of the day was to Four Roses Distillery. We were totally bummed out that we missed out on attending a special event they were hosting that day but the tour definitely made up for it. Four Roses had our favorite tour of the trip. It was the perfect combination of a guide with personality, learning about the distilling process, and a delicious tasting!
Our next stop was to Woodford Reserve Distillery. I felt as though we should have visited Woodford Reserve first. If we had I'm sure I would have enjoyed the tour better. There's nothing wrong with the tour at all. In reality it's a wonderful tour and a beautiful destination. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, the grounds were beautiful, the tasting elegant, and the bourbon was outstanding as usual. Unfortunately, after having so much fun at Four Roses Distillery this tour felt very stuffy and tutorial.
We decided to go and check into our hotel Hilton Lexington/Downtown and go in search of some lunch. For the full hotel review you can visit here. Driving from the Distilleries into town is also so enjoyable. The scenery is relaxing and gorgeous!
For lunch we popped over to Saul Good Restaurant & Pub. They offer friendly service, good drinks, and delicious food that was made to easily accommodate my allergies.
For dinner we decided one more round of BBQ was necessary. After doing some research online we decided to hit up Blue Door Smokehouse. We were lucky we arrived when we did because they had already run out of several items we hoped to try. This was our kind of BBQ! Slow smoked meats that were seasoned just right, fun and casual atmosphere, with good side dishes.
Now to the downside! I asked if there was any dairy in the BBQ or the sides and I was told that there wasn't. I really am not sure if that was the case or not. I know a lot of BBQ restaurants put butter in sauces and in greens as well as lactic acid in sausages. If there really isn't any dairy in their food it definitely could have been my SIBO acting up because Greg enjoyed the same items without issue. Something happened and I was having gastric issues almost immediately upon getting back to our hotel. The next day I was incredibly sick and had a very very long car ride home. Luckily Greg is understanding and made lots of stops and hurried us home as fast as possible! A day and half later of nothing but Bone Broth and I was feeling better!
Note to self: Road Trips are so much fun but when you have food allergies be extra extra cautious! :-)