Walk from hotel to Evans Williams Brewery is approximately a 15 minute walk or 4.5 blocks. Travel to horse farm by motor coach. Walking and standing on horse farm over uneven terrain.
Dr. James C. Claypool, professor emeritus at Northern Kentucky University, rolls out the red carpet for thirty-nine of the most fascinating characters with ties to the commonwealth. From intrepid pioneers to noble statesmen, legendary athletes, inventors, entrepreneurs, war heroes and a man named Cassius Clay, this is a comprehensive and highly entertaining presentation. After a short break, we will reassemble to walk to the Evan Williams Brewery. With an expert from the brewery, you will learn the process for making Bourbon and you will see it being made right before your eyes with an educational Bourbon tasting.
Enjoy lunch behind closed doors set aside especially for Road Scholar while visiting the Brewery.
After lunch, we will travel to a horse farm located about 25 minutes outside downtown Louisville. Set up just for Road Scholars, you will be treated to a world-class equine operation and Kentucky’s rich farming industry at the Hermitage Horse Farm. Purchased in the 1800s as part of a land grant, Hermitage has been a working farm for nearly two centuries. Today broodmares, foals, and yearlings graze the land that has long been recognized as some of the most fertile and productive in Kentucky. Our first stop at the farm will be the Stud Barn which houses two retired Champions, Future Prospect and Dubious Miss. You will learn about the history of Hermitage Farm and be introduced to the retiree horses. We'll then make our way through two of the barns that house this year’s newest foal crop. Depending on the time of year, you may get to see a display of sale yearlings to be offered at public auction. An expert will explain what they look for when breeding and raising foals. Open communication and questions are welcomed!
Enjoy a plated meal at a popular Louisville restaurant.