This is the home of true bourbon whiskey, which was shipped north to the Ohio River and then on by riverboat to the world in barrels stamped Old Bourbon. True bourbon whisky has a finicky range of requirements, primary of which is its mash must be at least 70% corn, and it must be aged for 4 years. It owes its renowned smoothness to the local limestone-filtered water.
The same ground water that makes our bourbon whisky uniquely drinkable has made our Thoroughbreds great racehorses. The county is underlain by high-phosphatic limestone, or karst, derived from the skeletons of sea life deposited during the Ordovician era, roughly 460 million years ago when this area was warm, inland sea. Be aware that not all Bourbon County land offers this karst substratum! There are geological fault lines running through the county and the bedrock can differ drastically from one side of these fault lines to the othe. Buying a farm is a complex undertaking. Cintact