Adventures in Louisville, Part II – Marker’s Mark Edition

September 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Posted in architecture, design, gardening, life, travel | Leave a comment
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We found ourselves hanging out mostly on East Market Street which has the most terrific mom and pop shops. Tons of funky original restaurants and really cool shops. Our favorite was Please and Thank You, a coffee shop that sells records too. Can you think of a better combination?

The street is complete with an urban community garden too.

Say cheese!

We stopped at Toast for brunch with local eggs, coffee, peach basil sweet tea, and toast of course. Jack was so grabby we had to move every single thing on the table away from him.

“Who me?”

Then off to the Maker’s Mark Distillery!

We saw barrels with fermenting bourbon.

I wear my sunglasses at night. Just kidding. We were super classy and brought a baby to view the plant.

On our tour, we saw the big vats of corn and and wheat soaking.

AND we were allowed to dip our fingers in to taste! Whose fingers have been in your bottle of bourbon? The Guide assured us that all germs are completely disinfected through the fermenting process, so don’t worry!

At last, we were shown to the tasting room!

Which gave me rosy cheeks! Jack liked it too (just kidding!!).

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