So you’ve in the process of creating a travel bucket list packed with exciting post-pandemic adventures? Kudos. The return of international travel is bound to also see a stoking of passion-inspired itineraries as travellers seek out experiences that are near and dear, and if bourbon is one of your guilty secrets, there’s a train journey departing with your name on it.
The My Old Kentucky Dinner Train‘s Bourbon Excursion is a two-and-a-half-hour rail trip through bucolic Central Kentucky, inclusive of a gourmet four-course meal and bourbon pairing hosted by a master distiller. Have we caught your attention? You’ll ride the rails aboard two beautifully restored 1940s vintage dining cars, which in turn are pulled by a pair of F-unit locomotives from the 50s.
During your journey, which departs from a historic rail depot in Bardstown, once dubbed America’s most beautiful small town, you’ll have a chance to sip your way through more than 35 local bourbons as you delve across the Jackson Trestle in Bernheim Forest, and pass the likes of the Jim Beam distillery and Jesse James’ safe house.
And when dinner is served you’ll be able to pair the likes of prime rib with whipped potatoes and BBQ shrimp and grits with small-batch spirits selected by resident experts.
Got to love that Southern hospitality.
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