This week, WhiskyCast is in Lebanon, Kentucky for the Marion County Country Ham Days Festival. This year’s festival honors Independent Stave’s Kentucky Cooperage, the local cooperage that supplies barrels for all but one of Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries, and you’ll get a rare insider’s tour in this special episode of WhiskyCast. In fact, the cooperage supplies 9 out of every 10 casks for the county’s only distillery, Maker’s Mark in nearby Loretto, and we’ll also hear from master distiller Kevin Smith.

Links:  Independent Stave Company | Maker’s Mark | Kentucky Bourbon Trail | Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission | The Hill House Bed & Breakfast