Monday, June 9, 2014
Silver Trail Distillery Museum
Last week I did a post about award winning Silver Trail Distillery. If you missed it, please go back and read it here. Silver Trail recently opened a museum in Aurora, Kentucky and if you're in the area, you have to stop by and check it out. And guess what? The museum is free! The history behind the distillery and Silver Trail owner, Spencer Balentine is rich and steeped in intrigue.
Spencer's Great Uncle Casey was regarded as the "King" of still makers and was well known for his still making expertise....
Spencer was featured on several episodes of The Discovery Channels "Moonshiners" series. I have to see if I can find the episodes online so I can check them out....
Look closely at the photo below. Can you see that the bed post is stuck into a coffee can? Any idea why? You'll have to visit the museum to find out!
If you sign up for the Silver Trail Distillery Tour, you get a souvenir shot glass with your ticket. I highly recommend taking the Distillery Tour. I learned a lot about the process of making bourbon and the history behind Silver Trail is fascinating.
The Silver Trail Distillery Museum is located in Aurora, Kentucky on Highway 68, across from The Hitching Post.
Visit the Silver Trail Distillery website and their FB page.