Today's Lexington Herald-Leader features a story about Kentucky's Bourbon Trail: Tour of Eight Kentucky Distilleries Gets Acclaim from National Geographic Traveler. (Thanks to brother James for the link!) I toured Labrot & Graham's Woodford Reserve Distillery last summer, and it really is fascinating to see (pics at left from my visit). The samples at the end were great, too! First class tour and product... mmm, spoiled now! Hope to continue the trail eventually.
I recently learned about another use for the white oak wooden barrels... making TABASCO® Sauce!