Loo-A-Ville or Loo-A-Ville but never pronounces LOOEYVILLE or absolutely not LOUIS-VILLE," For a job opportunity. We looked into everything around the area and decided this was going to be a fun trip.
My immediate impression of Kentucky was that it is unique and a fun town. We stayed right in the downtown area that has been more recently reclaimed and rebuilt. In the center is a lovely outdoor center with shops and bars, and you guessed it . . . whiskey. We spent a few nights right at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown hotel and noticed it to be a walking crowd, with some of the best dressed people (full suits and ties) going out for a lunch or dinner The hotel we stayed at was right across from the outdoor center and I have to say, they have some of the friendliest employees we encountered on many of our trips. Highly recommend them and their included breakfast.
On to the whiskey tour. We mapped out the whiskey distilleries we had time to see, of course we wanted to see much more. Next time! My husband is a fan of Maker's mark, so we booked that first. Well worth it! The actual distillery is quaint and the area is gorgeous. Our tour was filled with information but not too long to get right to the tasting. At the end we even dipped our own bottles to take home (always check with your airlines about travelling with bottles)
Hope you enjoy this fun video of the Maker's Mark Distillery. Truly beautiful!