February23rd2012

For Immediate Release — February 23, 2012

CNN NAMES KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL® TOUR A “TOP 10 CLASSIC AMERICAN EXPERIENCE”

FRANKFORT, Ky. — When looking for a quintessential American experience, look no further than the legendary distilleries of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour.
CNN International this week named visiting the distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour as one of the “10 Classic American Experiences.”
“To get this type of recognition further solidifies Bourbon as America’s official native spirit,” said Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. “And there is no better way to experience all that Kentucky has to offer than on a Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour.”
Created by the KDA in 1999, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour features six distilleries, each offering a unique and educational experience on crafting the world’s finest Bourbon: Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve.
The CNN feature also chronicled American institutions such as jazz, rodeos, and barbecue. To read the CNN article, visit: CNN Link
“It’s truly an honor for Kentucky Bourbon to be mentioned in the same breath as these iconic elements of American culture,” said Adam Johnson, Director of the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail® program.
Johnson also said that Kentucky offers much from the list in one travel destination.
“From our Sesquicentennial Civil War reenactments to our classic State Fair in Louisville, NASCAR racing at the Kentucky Speedway and our delicious barbecue — almost all of these classic American experiences can be enjoyed right here in the Bluegrass State.”

For more information, contact Adam Johnson at (502) 875-9351 or visit online at http:// www.kybourbontrail.com. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® is a registered trademark of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.