Courtesy of Maker’s Mark
Even if you’re not the greatest bourbon connoisseur, when you’re in Kentucky you have to do like the Kentuckians. And why stop at just enjoying a little Southern whiskey when you can stay in the real home of the family behind Maker’s Mark?
Samuels House, located in Bardstown, Ky., Is opening its doors to bourbon-loving visitors this year, and yes, that includes access to its bar stocked with 50 whiskeys. The three bedroom home features a fully equipped chef’s kitchen with a whiskey ice maker, custom blown glassware, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a game room, and more.
As for the main event, which is obviously the bar, it features a selection of 50 bottles of Maker’s Mark whiskey distilled by the Samuels family over the past 150 years.
“Owned and operated by the founding family of Maker’s Mark Distillery, you will enjoy a unique opportunity to experience an intimate piece of Kentucky bourbon history like an insider,” the family wrote of the mansion, according to Travel and leisure. “Set amidst a hectare of mature oak trees and surrounded by horse pastures, the traditional features of a 200-year-old federal-style mansion combine with the modern luxuries of luxurious group accommodations that have also been carefully crafted than the whiskey they are known for. “
The house is currently open for booking, but for a pretty penny. Prices vary between $ 1,000 and $ 1,500, but with access to this kind of bar, you get what you pay for.
Megan Schaltegger is a writer for Thrillist.