Presentation about demand for White Oak used to make bourbon barrels, Student-led campus history session, Town Branch Distillery, Musical presentation
Breakfast will be served buffet style in the Main Dining Room of Boone Tavern.
The Director of our Forestry Department will talk about the demand for white oak which is used to make bourbon barrels. With more bourbon barrels in the state of KY than people, the demand for white oak is increased and a cause of concern for a shortage. Following the presentation there will be a student led walk around the Berea College Campus to learn about the history of our beautiful buildings and grounds.
Buffet at Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant.
We will depart from Berea following lunch and head North to Lexington where we will be touring our first distillery, Town Branch Distillery, the newest member of the Bourbon Trail and is owned by Alltech. The name of the distillery commemorates the body of water upon which Lexington was founded and that still courses beneath the city today. Town Branch is the quintessential Bluegrass experience of Bourbon, basketball, and even beer since Town Branch is the only distillery in the world to share its property with an award winning craft brewery.
We will return to Berea for dinner at Boone Tavern hotel. Dinner will be served plated and will be one of Boone Taverns most loved dishes.
Evening entertainment will be provided by local musicians who will play a mix of gospel, bluegrass, and that old southern country that we all know and love!