Beer Engine Microbrewery & Tap's resident beer buffs conjure signature batches of oat sodas that are brewed in-house. Sip on a quartet of samples from Beer Engine's five microbrews, which range from Freedom Ranger pale and King George's nut brown ale to Kirkner's amber––a quintessentially American brew made purely from waves of grain. Souvenir pint glasses hold aloft foamy fermentations such as virtue porter or czechvar, and half-gallon growlers allow sippers to tote their two favorite potables home and may be returned and refilled later for a fee of $11.
Set in the heart of the Bluegrass region, Talon Winery's Shelbyville location is located on the unique backdrop of a hillside just above a lake. Its scenic tasting room hosts a covered porch overlooking a four-acre limestone quarry lake, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon getaway. The Winery which boasts an atmosphere akin to the charm of a small town also features a Kentucky Proud gift shop where guests can purchase gifts and wines. The tasting room and gift shop are both open seven days a week year round.
Intoxicated Chocolates founders Jeffery Rogers and Candace Mills created their business concept over evening drinks. The duo regularly attended social functions around town, and Candace, a dessert connoisseur, would pair their libations with a sweet dish that truly complimented the flavor. Before long, the two merged the two ideas, and began creating chocolates infused with a bevy of adult beverages. Their chocolatey creations bear such flavors as bourbon, scotch, amaretto, brandy, cognac, and a variety of beers. Chocolates come in small 6-count sizes, ideal for sharing during cozy weekday nights at home, and 24-count sizes, perfect for party hosts who forgot they don't own drink glasses.
Buffalo Trace is the oldest continually operating distillery in American-having remained operational even during Prohibition-for "medicinal" purposes. We are home to the most sought after bourbons in the world; Buffalo Trace, Elmer T. Lee & Pappy Van Winkle. We really enjoy showing people how we make the good stuff!
Notching a decade of grape-rearing experience into their corkscrew-crusted belts, Lovers Leap’s vineyard veterans craft 10 varietals into full-flavored liquid libations. Wine tastings for two or four commence in a high-ceilinged, rustic, and ruby-walled tasting room ideal for intimate sips and rounds of bar-counter leapfrog. Participants may sip on an award-winning wine such as the 2008 riesling, winner of the 2010 Kentucky State Fair gold medal, marked by flavors of apricot and lemongrass that unite upon tongues like a flash mob of minutemen. A blackberry dessert wine aids the winding down of meals with its sweet culinary song, whereas the Sloppy Seconds white offers excess grapes of multiple colors and types a chance to escape from their future as raisins or bowling balls for Lilliputians. Revelers can also peruse the tasting room and wine grounds on a self-guided tour, investigating hidden nooks, crannies, and secret passages. Customers can take their sampling glasses home, evoking memories of a day spent far from the fickle whims of constantly changing traffic lights.
Assisted by a rotating roster of guest winemakers, sommeliers, distillers, and brewers, Westport Whiskey & Wine's expert staff lead guest groups in spirited tasting events ($5–$35) throughout the week. Discover new old vintages during Thursday Open Bottle Nights, during which staffers introduce groups to up to five new tastes from eight of their favorite grape-based pours, along with separate spirit samplings. At First Friday beer tastings, hops pioneers from notable breweries such as Goose Island and Schlafly coerce palates to search suds for delicate flavors and coded messages hidden in the foam. Other tastings train the spotlight on brand-name libations such as tequilas and whiskeys, and cocktail classes led by mixologist Joy Perrine equip pupils with creative drink mixing know-how. Customers may use their tasting gift cards toward educating multiple companions, helping friends brush up on brew knowledge or capture hard-partying genies in bottles of merlot. Since some tastings have a guest limit, hopeful taste buds should reserve their spots in advance.
• For $12, you get a premium wine tasting for two people, including five tastings per person, one cheese platter, and two souvenir glasses (a $25.48 value). • For $25, you get a premium wine tasting for four people, including five tastings per person, two cheese platters, and four souvenir glasses (a $49.90 value). • For $38, you get a premium wine tasting for six people, including five tastings per person, three cheese platters, and six souvenir glasses (a $75.38 value).