I remember a few years ago, when I was searching one of my favorite hashtags on instagram, #sharethelex, I came across an account called @thebourbonfilm. I was immediately intrigued about a “Bourbon” film and followed the account, so I could stay in the loop if there were any updates. My husband and I are both big bourbon fans, and this was one film that I wanted to see. Fast forward to 2017… I received an invite from Visit Lex, which is Lexington’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, to attend the Hometown Screening of NEAT: The Story Of Bourbon. I was ridiculously excited, because like I said, I had been wanting to see this film since I first heard about it being made.
NEAT is a feature-length documentary that explores the world of bourbon. This documentary shows its viewers the process of what it takes to distill bourbon, as well as what makes bourbon culture stand out among all the rest. It is truly unparalleled. This story is unique in that it shows more than just the process, but why you open a bottle. It’s about comes back to time. It’s about how to spend it, who to spend it with, and how to savor the moment. Time.