At the beginning of the Maker's Mark distillery tour in Loretto, Kentucky, we spent a little time in the Heritage Center, built in the 1840s and home to a several-generations-back area distiller. Now, family photos (of the Maker's Mark Samuels family) adorn the home's walls, architectural drawings show the home's origins, and the bourbon flavored coffee lures you into a 1950s-inspired kitchen. Updated but true to the Maker's Mark early years...
...the kitchen was re-created here as the place where red wax dipping was tested and perfected by the Samuels family. While the whole Heritage Center home was rich in detail and history, the kitchen -- with its red and blue charm, vintage details, and family cookbooks on display -- stood out as a room alive in tastes and history. Enjoy this online photo tour, and definitely check out the entire distillery tour in person if you find yourself in Kentucky (it's free)!
More information for touring the Maker's Mark Distillery can be found here
Images: Philippa Djemal