As yesterday was National Bourbon Day, the 23 City Blocks Catering team thought it would be a great chance to share our recent trip to Bourbon Country!

23 City Blocks Catering and our sister company, Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatiers, have made an annual trip of traveling down to Louisville, Kentucky to visit the Four Roses Bourbon Distillery.

Upon arriving at the distillery, we were greeted by friendly faces and warehouses on warehouses of aging Bourbon.

Fun fact: Four Roses Bourbon is the only distillery that uses single-story rack warehouses which provides for the most stable aging process resulting in consistent flavors, body and aromas.

Not only are the scenic views at Four Roses’ Warehouse and Bottling Facility beautiful, but it is also interesting (and very exciting) to see firsthand how bourbon is aged and bottled. The tour allowed for us to see important operations that our bourbon goes through such as warehousing, barreling and bottling.

After checking out the facility, it was time to get down to business!

23 City Blocks Catering and Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatiers make this trip annually to select a single-barrel to be bottled in our name for retail (and to pair with Bissinger’s chocolate, of course)!

Four Roses prepared 5 different single-barrels for us to taste.

After several sips and votes, we concluded which barrel tasted best with our Bissinger’s Bites!

With making our mark on the barrel, we left the Four Roses Bourbon Distillery excited about our choice.

If you are a bourbon lover like we are, we encourage you to save the date for our upcoming Bissinger’s, Bourbon + BBQ event coming up Sunday, August 27th at The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s. Tickets will go on sale in July!