Kentucky Bourbon Fest: Day 2

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Day two in Kentucky.  Yesterday was a great day.  Kevin Smith, Master Distiller of Maker's Mark, was our tour guide for the day.  We had about a four hour tour -- about three hours longer than average.  I can now make bourbon with my eyes closed after that tour; check out some pictures.  Later that evening, we headed off to Bill Samuels' house for dinner (so f-ing cool).  This guy is a character and a great host.  Charlie and I sat with his wife for dinner, heard stories about his family's history in the bourbon business.  Now we're off to Jim Beam...

Dave Mechlowicz, Culinary Purchasing Manager
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