The Taste of a productive day
The Kentucky Sundowner
10:00 a.m. EST | Lexington, KY — “I love the smell of wort in the morning.” Master Brewer Mark Phipps and Master Distiller Mark Coffman sniffed the air as we walked past one Mark’s brewery on the way to the other Mark’s stills; Alltech, their parent company, has the unique distinction of brewing Kentucky Ale within bottle-tossing distance of their Town Branch Bourbon stills. It was the first distillery stop of our day, so instead of (read: in addition to) the usual tastings, the masters wanted to show us their morning cocktail. The Irish have Irish coffee, the Scottish have Highland Coffee, the Germans have Rüdesheimer Kaffee, college students have vodka and red bull and Kentuckians have the Kentucky Sundowner, thanks to the men and women at Town Branch.