Makers Mark Distillery opening The Samuels Household to bourbon holidaymakers

What do you do if you increase up in a household legendary for its hospitality, where tales of family members ties to the Jesse James gang stream like bourbon? If you’re eighth-technology whiskey maker Rob Samuels of Maker’s Mark Distillery, nicely, you purchase the 200-12 months-outdated family home and fling open the doors to bourbon vacationers.

Past 7 days I experienced the prospect to move inside the 1820s manor close to Bardstown for a sneak preview of The Samuels Property, and it was a stage into Kentucky’s illustrious bourbon history — which is particularly what Rob Samuels and his father, Invoice Samuels, Jr., want.

This is “Night at the Museum,” bourbon version, with the home as steeped in the Samuels Maker’s Mark legacy as a barrel stave is in whiskey. The Samuels House is a showcase of the family’s whiskey-producing roots. And all those roots operate as deep as the majestic experienced trees out front.