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Betty's Trip To Maker's Mark Distillery With Rick

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In this video, Betty and her husband, Rick. visited the Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky (about 70 miles from our home). This video shows several buildings associated with the making of Bourbon whisky (not spelled whiskey!). Rick and I spent some time just enjoying the scenic views around the distillery, and then we went on a tour that lasted about a half-hour. The tour showed us some history behind Maker's Mark and all the steps in making this liquor, which must be aged from about 6 years to 7 years. We finished our tour at the gift shop, where we were treated to Bourbon balls, a popular candy in Kentucky and a tasting of incompletely aged whisky as well as aged whisky . I asked our tour guide for the recipe for Maker's Mark Bourbon balls, and I was given the recipe--you may see thosein bettyskitchen later! At the gift shop, I also bought 2 dipping bottles of Bourbon (free of the red wax topping). I was allowed (helped) to dip those myself, and although I had a little trouble dipping the bottles in the hot red wax, one of them turned out beautifully! These are some of the things you will see in this little day trip video--and I will be making something with Marker's Mark Bourbon whisky for you soon! Kentucky produces 95% of the world's Bourbon whisky. I hope you enjoy this tour of a true Kentucky tradition!

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