It’s no surprise that here in Kentucky, we like our bourbon. After all, it’s something that Kentucky is known for – 95% of the world’s bourbon is made here. There are numerous distilleries all throughout Central Kentucky.
I’m sure everyone has heard of Maker’s Mark, but did you know that they have an Ambassador Program? This is a one-of-a-kind program that you will definitely want to be a part of. There are many perks, and it is free to sign up.
I’m sure everyone knows it by now, but my name is Whitney, and I’m ambassador #1724647. If you haven’t signed up yet as an ambassador, let me tell you what you are missing out on…
Just because it is winter and cold outside, doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. In fact, there are tons of activities to do in Lexington, Kentucky during the winter; both indoors and outdoors. I think the problem is that people don’t know about the activities and events, until after they are over or they may not know where to look to find out.
I’ve composed a list of “Christmasy” activities that you can do in Lexington (and surrounding areas) during the month of December. Obviously, there are many more things to do than ten (including and excluding Christmas), but it would be impossible to list them all, and a lot have already happened, considering it is the middle of December.
Over the weekend, my friend and fellow blogger, Tiffany (Bright On a Budget), invited me to go with her to Hillenmeyer Christmas Shop and take pictures before they opened. She had told me about how the previous year, she went to a blogger event that was held there. I had heard great things about it, so of course I wanted to go.
It seems that everyone has been decorating earlier and earlier for Christmas as the years go by. In fact, I remember seeing people decorating the week after Halloween. Crazy, right? To each their own.
My husband and I buy a real tree for Christmas. Growing up, I always had an artificial tree and then later stopped decorating for Christmas. My husband always had the tradition of having a real tree. He remembers when he was little and growing up, going with his dad to cut down their Christmas tree. When I met my husband in 2009 and began dating, we started the tradition of getting a real tree for our Christmases.
It wasn’t until 2014, that we began the tradition of actually going to a tree farm and chopping one down ourselves, instead of just buying one at a store. We had been planning on going the first weekend of December like we always do. We don’t really want to start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Last Friday, I saw that one of the tree farms was sold out and closed for the season, so I knew that probably wasn’t a good sign, because that meant the odds of us getting one at a Christmas tree farm were slim. I just knew that we had to go find one on Saturday, because it couldn’t wait another day. It was a good thing too, because Nieman’s sold out and closed for the season on Sunday, which is where we went.
After the Bourbon Social: Buffalo Brunch that we attended on October 9, we decided to take a tour of Woodford Reserve, since it was only 20 minutes away. This was the second time we had went to Buffalo Trace, and it was going to be the second time that we would visit Woodford Reserve.
Woodford Reserve is a distillery that is located in Versailles, Kentucky, and it is a bourbon produced by the Brown-Forman Corporation. It is also one of the smallest and oldest distilleries in Kentucky. In 1995, Woodford Reserve was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000.