Saturday morning began with mimosa's and breakfast. Our lovely guests, T & Shaan, decided to fix us a traditional English fry-up (in case you missed the memo, Shaan is from England) and it was OH SO DELICIOUS!!!
T & Shaan cooking for us.
Mmmmmmm. SO GOOD!
We had been planning to take Lou, T & Shaan out to Woodford Reserve Distillery while they were visiting; however, all the snow in the bluegrass area caused Woodford to cancel all their tours for the entire weekend...so we came up with a new plan. We would go visit Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto, KY instead! These boys love their bourbon and came all the way to the bourbon capital of the world...they were not leaving until they got to visit a distillery. Shaan and I went along for the ride as well...someone had to keep the boys in line. Haha! Maker's Mark is a bit further away than Woodford Reserve but it was well worth the hour and fifteen minute drive.
We may or may not have been skipping...
The Mash Fermenting
Lou couldn't wait to get his finger in the mash!
Neither could T!
Maker's Mark Bourbon. Kentucky Champagne!
Ready for a tasting!
These 2 were so excited to dip their own bottle in the infamous red wax.
T & Lou's finished products.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Maker's Mark Distillery definitely GO! The tour is free, entertaining, informative and end's with a sample of Maker's Mark bourbon and a bourbon ball (the delicious chocolate bourbon ball was definitely the favorite amongst the gals...but the guys preferred the beverage - typical, right? The free tour does not include dipping your own bottle - you do have to pay to dip a bottle.)
After the tour was over it was time to head back to Lexington for a fun night out on the town. Of course, we had to eat dinner at Billy's Bar-B-Q. Not my favorite place but I was out voted 4 - 1...so Billy's it was. Conveniently, Billy's is right across the street from Charlie Brown's...famous for their pitchers of White Russian's. Let's just say my partner in crime, Shaan, and I have a new favorite drink.
(I would post pictures from Billy's and Charlie Brown's...but sadly Lou was the only one with a camera that night and he has not sent me any pics...so you will have to wait.)
After our trip to Charlie Brown's we headed over to Beer Trappe. I didn't think there would be a single thing there I would enjoy...but Shaan surprised me and ordered the perfect drink for the two of us...and it's a beer! And I LOVED it!
Shaan & I with our Framboise Lambic. Mmmmm.
The night went on pretty late after we got back to our house as the 5 of us had our own little mini pajama and white russian party. T is a cigar aficionado, and Lou and Mr. D enjoy them too so the boys had a little cigar party out in the freezing cold garage while Shaan and I stayed in the house and cuddled with McGruff. It was a super hilarious night and we were all laughing up a storm and just having the greatest time ever...and we definitely stayed up waaay to late...but that's what you do when you're with old friends.
Laugh and stay up too late! :)