I set upon Kentucky looking for a job at a bourbon distillery after retiring as a liquor store manager in Pennsylvania. Three months after retiring, I got the best kind of job I could get, giving official tours at the Distillery.
One of my best memories was taking some high school students on a Hard Hat Tour. We were in the fermenting room when all of a sudden, the mash in the fermenter we were standing near swelled up and overflowed for about ten seconds and just as suddenly stopped and went down again. It was something I had never seen before and it was amazing, even for the students.
I take pride in telling people about the bourbon making process. The fact that we are the oldest continuously operating Distillery in the U.S., along with the quality of the products we produce, makes this a special place to work.