We left Florida and decided to head to Kentucky and venture on the Bourbon Trail (our preferred adult beverage). It was time to relax and take some smaller roads and enjoy the scenery! Greg has been missing his youth and so we just had to venture off the beaten path to the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton GA so that he could purchase a Song of the South DVD. We met a very friendly woman who was managing the museum that day. After a small donation we wandered through the small but interesting museum of artifacts, depictions, artwork, and more. Finally we purchased our dvd said our goodbyes and headed on to Tennessee for the night
We started our road trip with intentions of visiting friends in Orlando,popping into Disney and then heading the the beach on Isle of Palms SC. Unfortunately the weather was definitely uncooperative. So we decided to go with the flow and change up our plans.
We did start on in Orlando with a stop in Brunswick GA (our Hampton Inn review can be found here). We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando (for a full Hotel review visit here). Our friend Diana joined us at the hotel for a few days so that we can have fun and not have to drive to far. We visited the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Downtown Disney, Willow Tree Cafe for German food, and just enjoyed catching up with each other
After a long twisty drive we arrived at the Hampton Inn Cookeville TN. Where we discovered we changed time zones (yes it took us a while to figure it out but I blame exhaustion) :-). For the full hotel review you can visit here.
The next morning we were on our way to Louisville KY!
Our first stop was at Limestone Branch Distillery. We just had to bring home several bottles of their T.J. Pottinger Sugar Shine as well as some of their Moonpie Moonshine! So yummy!
Our 2nd stop is to a very underrated Bourbon Distillery! Bulleit distillery offers a terrific everyday Bourbon, and outstanding Rye Whiskey, and the utterly amazing Orphan Barrel line of 15 year + aged Bourbons! Greg and I were both impressed by Bulleit's new location, tour, and bourbons!
Towards the end of the day we headed into Louisville and checked in at our hotel for the evening. The Seelbach Hilton is a historic hotel and most recently seen in The Great Gatsby. Unfortunately we didn't have the best experience. For our full review you can visit here.
When it came to dinner we decided to go casual and find somewhere that also offered a nice list of Bourbons. We decided to try Doc Crow's for some BBQ. For the full review visit here.
In part 2 you'll read about Four Roses Distillery, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Hilton Lexington/Downtown, and Blue Door Smokehouse.