Basketball Fans Turn Into Bourbon Fans

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 3/22/2013 6:47 pm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AAdelsonABC36

With the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, many hoops fans hit the Bourbon Trail on Friday. 

Kentucky has more bourbon than people.  In the commonwealth there are 4.9 million bourbon barrels, and there are only 4.3 million people. 

Basketball fans packed tours to see all these barrels.  Butler University fan Joel Hahn came to Woodford for his first distillery tour.

"First time in Lexington, so I figured since I was here and I had an extra day to spend, might as well come check it out," said Hahn, who came up from Nashville.

Virginia Summerell came from Greensboro to support Davidson. Her Wildcats lost by one point to Marquette on Thursday.

"We needed to do something to drown our sorrows after yesterday's loss, and this seemed like a good opportunity," said Summerell.

Sold out tours watched the mash ferment, learned about distilling alcohol, and about aging the spirit.

"It's actually a little more complex than I thought," said Hahn.

Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris says he feels proud to show off his product.

"It's a great honor and we're really just so proud of it, because not only are we promoting Woodford Reserve and bourbon, we're promoting the commonwealth of Kentucky," said Morris.

At the end of the tour, people sampled some of Kentucky's finest.

"You can't be in Kentucky, and not try some bourbon," said David Sahimi, a Colorado State fan. 
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Four Injured In Head-On Crash In Lexington
Four people were injured in a crash on Alumni Drive on Wednesday night. Video Video
Man Accused of Selling Drugs in Danville Arrested in Nicholasville
A man wanted for allegedly selling drugs in Danville around a month ago has been caught in Nicholasville, according to Boyle County deputies.
Lexington lawyer disbarred after fraud plea
A Lexington attorney facing federal prison time for fraud has been permanently disbarred by the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Officer In The Right Place At The Right Time
An officer doing a routine check at Thorntons helped catch a strong-arm robbery suspect on Thursday. Video Video
Officials: Two Accidents Creating 14-Mile Backup on I-64
Drivers heading eastbound on I-64 should prepare for a severe traffic delay near the 58 mile marker due to two separate vehicle accidents, according to the Franklin County Sheriff.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.