The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is now of legal drinking age…embarking on its 21st year. It was “born” in 1999 as means of bringing in more tourism to the state and it has grown up to be an international destination. Some aficionados suggest the best time to visit is during the spring or fall months. The bourbon is in full production, the landscape is in full bloom and the weather and crowds are easier to handle.
Bernheim Arboretum’s Giant Troll family – Mama Loumari and her kids Little Elina and Little Nis – continues to bask in their new home at Bernheim Forest, welcoming visits from neighbors in Bullitt County, Kentucky and from all over the country. They love the attention they get by not only being whimsical and fun to play around, but also from the unique statement their creator, Danish artist Thomas Dambo, makes about sustainability and respect for our environment.
The Giant Troll family has been getting to know their fellow forest friends as well, especially the many bugs and insects that live alongside them in the forest, and they are looking forward to celebrating their tiny friends at Bernheim Arboretum during BugFest on September 28.
One of Bullitt County’s oldest festivals, ColorFest at Bernheim Arboretum in Clermont celebrates the magnificent displays of foliage color and the touch of fall in the air with a weekend of fun for the whole family.
What better way to kick off the fall season than a trip along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail during National Bourbon Heritage Month in September.
National Bourbon Heritage month was first established in 2007 to celebrate Kentucky as the birthplace of bourbon, which was declared in 1964 by an Act of Congress as “America’s Native Spirit”. Bourbon was first produced by settlers in early Bourbon County, Kentucky (hence its name) who brought their whiskey distilling knowledge and the practice of aging whiskey and charring the barrels for better flavor from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France and other European countries. The combination of highly successful corn crops and the presence of limestone deposits that made for clean, pure water produced the sweet spirit unique to America.