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Bourbon Chase, Day 3: Woodford Reserve

31 Oct

We’re into Day 3 in Kentucky, and Day 2 of the Bourbon Chase relay race.  It’s a loooong day.  Only 2 hours of sleep the night before and a middle-of-the-night run.  (I ran 5.1 miles starting at 4am.)  Our final runner for this leg passes off the bracelet and we head to get some breakfast (at Dairy Queen, as it turns out).  The hand-off from our van to Van 1 takes place at the Woodford Reserve distillery.  Unfortunately, the weather is crappy, with spitting rain.

the bar (at 9am)

the distillery

I’m fascinated by shutters…

the old-fashioned method of transporting bourbon barrels across the premises

more barrels

another bucolic setting

runners chill before their next legs

traditional Mint Julep cups for sale

antique riding boots. cool, but not for sale : (

horseshoes

leaving Woodford Reserve after our first runners sets off

Happy Halloween!

À demain,

k.

Bourbon Chase, Day 2: Maker’s Mark

29 Oct

Ooohhh…clearly I’m very behind in my blogging.  Anyway, without further ado…

And for the record, I realize these photos are not great quality, especially the ones taken indoors.  I didn’t bring my fancy new external flash : (

 

– The Maker’s Mark Distillery was the hand-off point from our team’s first van to our van.  We got there early so that we can tour a bit. –

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red shutters..note the shape of the Maker’s Mark bottle carved in each of them

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The sweet little covered bridge.

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– Then we headed into the building where workers complete (put labels on, etc) the bottles for shipment. –

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– Next, we checked out the Tasting Room for a special Maker’s Mark cocktail.  (Yes, I had one, pre-run!) –

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– Then it was on to the shop. –

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yum.

– Finally, we were back outside to see our van’s first runner take off. –

Go Barb!

Yep. Cheers to that!

All of that and we’re still on Day 1 of the actual run, and I won’t run my first leg for another 5 hours!  More tomorrow (promise!).

À demain,

k.