How to fall in love with Bourbon by Sylvia C. Holden, Bulleit Bourbon, Shively, Kentucky

How to fall in love with Bourbon by Sylvia C. Holden, Bulleit Bourbon, Shively, Kentucky

Bulleit was the first Bourbon I met. Many moons ago, I was introduced to this caramel-scented, aromatic brown spirit by Andrea Montague, Bulleit’s UK brand ambassador.  After a first date, I was hooked, not realizing what a significant moment this was in my drinking education. I wanted more..I needed more… and I made it a mission to sample every Old-Fashioned in every bar in London.

When I was finally on my way to visit the spiritual home of Bourbon – Kentucky, USA, my first stop had to be Bulleit.  Tim Etheringon-Judge, a previous Lush Life guest and the former Global Brand Ambassador, introduced me to everyone from Bulleit USA. Sylvia C. Holden, Team Leader of the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller, greeted me with open arms when I walked through the gates. She spent almost the entire morning with me, touring the property and sipping the spirit I have grown to love. Today she is with us to take you through the history and legend of this very special spot outside of the city of Louisville.


Where you can hear me drinking next:

There will be more Kentucky Bourbon on the way in the new year so don’t worry about that.  If you want more info about the state, head to I was their guest in Kentucky and had a great time sipping Bourbon cocktails for a week straight.

Next time, we’re still talking whisky but moving across the globe to Australia. Do they do it differently down under? Well, you’ll have to come back to find out.

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I was the guest of Kentucky Tourism and I can’t thank them enough! For more information on Kentucky, go to:  All opinions are always my own!

Based on 2 people travelling on the 4th March 2019 with United Airlines from Edinburgh £1195 per person or United Airlines from Heathrow £1259 per person including Hertz car hire for the full duration with insurances and taxes pre-paid. To book, call Travelplanners on 020 3542 8888 if you are in the UK.

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