Restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic will end on June 11 and travel resumes.
And the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is celebrating its 22nd anniversary with a new passport and field guide for all 18 distilleries on the trail as well as 19 on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.
“Visits have started to increase from March and we are getting busier and busier as COVID restrictions are lifted and the weather improves,” Nicole Ebelhar, head of the experience of people living there, said last week. visitors to Owensboro’s Green River Distilling Co.. “We look forward to opening at full capacity on June 11.”
Green River Distilling is the western anchor point on the trail.
The new KDA guide and passport contains 150 pages of attraction information, including maps and suggested routes, cocktail recipes, treats, tasting notes, and data on participating distilleries on the trail and its companion, Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.
Green River Distilling has a timeless old-fashioned recipe in the guide.
A press release says, “And here’s the best part: Passport stamps now unlock access to special collector’s bottles and private barrel selections, bar memorabilia, tastings and other unique rewards in. the 18 participating Kentucky Bourbon Trail distilleries. ”
Eric Gregory, President of KDA, said: “We are really thrilled with all of the rewards that now come with your Passport stamp. Visitors are clamoring for distinct bottles and exclusive souvenirs that they can only get in Kentucky. We listened and our distilleries worked hard to uplift their Kentucky Bourbon trip.
Adam Johnson, Senior Trail Director, said passport owners will be able to register their field guide online to receive the latest news and events at their favorite distilleries.
The guide has information on things like whether the distillery has an on-site restaurant or cocktails available, accepts reservations online, produces other spirits besides bourbon and other things.
The new Passport and Field Guide is available at participating distilleries for $ 5.99.
The proceeds from the sale go to KDA’s corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives.
The passport and field guide also includes the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, which KDA established in 2012 as the only tourist attraction in the country to feature the state’s boutique distilleries.
People who already have passports from the beginning of this year have until December 31 to use them.