We are excited about a very full day of programming at The Cummer Museum in Jacksonville on Wednesday, November 5th!
We can’t wait to visit this amazing museum and we hope we’ll see you there! Get your tickets today at the links below:
Don’t delay, seating is limited and you must
RSVP by Friday, October 31, 2014!
You are invited
to our fun Christmas Open House
Friday & Saturday
November 21st & November 22nd
10am – 5pm
Great gift ideas inspired by nature, food from the Athenian Grill in Lexington and a chance to tour our beautiful property with your family… we look forward to seeing you!
Rockcastle River Trading Company
13855 S. Wilderness Road
Livingston KY 40445
Store Phone: (606) 843-0854
Please join us!
Sunday, November 9th, 2014
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Old Taylor Distillery, founded in 1897, was the absolute original distillery built with tourism in mind. After going defunct in the early 1970s, it sat deserted and crumbling. But now, two young entrepreneurs, Will Arvin and Wes Murray and Wes Murray have purchased this 83 acre historic property and are working on big plans to bring visitors back so they can once again enjoy this unbelievable place.
A small batch distillery will be up and running in the near future and Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens is restoring the grounds including the famous sunken garden (garden in progress) that will be used for an event space. Our next project is starting on the botanic trail which will meander throughout the whole property.
This distillery is about much more than bourbon. This is a treasure with future plans to include a restaurant, event spaces and tours to host people from all over the world. We are thrilled to be a part of it.
This site is currently closed to the public.
Have a look at a little video tour of The Old Taylor Distillery:
A good time was had by all!
After a hugely successful talk as guest speaker at the Grand Garden Event at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, we were invited to give a Maker’s Mark bourbon tasting at the Manoogian Family home and gardens on the island. Ann Evans, executive director of the Kentucky Govenor’s Mansion, came along with us and brought her famous cheese straws and country ham with clove butter on a biscuit as nibbles for the cocktail party guests.
We toasted with the new, as yet to be release, Maker’s Mark “Cask Strength” Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. If you look closely on everyone’s face in these photos, you can tell that this will be a huge hit all over the world!
Can you believe the transformation
in just 5 days?
The Governor and First Lady asked us to design and build a Centennial Memorial Garden in time to help celebrate generous donors (such as the Toyota company for $100,000) and many others who have generously donated toward the upkeep of the most beautiful Governor’s Mansion in the United States. We got right to work and in just 5 days the garden was ready for their “100 Years of Music at the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion” concert.
Please come visit our state and the gorgeous Proven Winners Signature Garden here at the Governor’s Mansion.
A wild rain storm and loss of electric didn’t dampen the spirits on August 20, at my 50th birthday/re-elect Jim Gray party. Even with candle light, we toured the gardens and house with a Maker’s Mark sidecar in our hands. There’s nothing like a natural calamity to really get a party going!
Over 200 people came to support our forward thinking mayor Jim Gray despite the whole city including all stop lights being shut down from the electrical storm.
We raised over $20,000 in one short cocktail party. With elections not over yet, consider giving your support and keep our city moving in the right direction.
Louisville Stoneware’s Third Thursdays are proving to be huge hits for after-work gatherings. When we were visiting on September 18, in just an hour and a half, we sold out almost every one of The Jon Carloftis Collection Herb Crocks available at the newly renovated showroom.
Next year Louisville Stoneware celebrates their 200th birthday. Let’s support our “Made in Kentucky, Made in the U.S.” companies that are STILL creating treasures with time-old craftsmanship.
Please visit Louisville Stoneware and see all their beautiful products.
In their latest issue, our good friends over at Garden & Gun magazine were so kind as to mention in their Sourthern Agenda section) a little something about our special event at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida on November 5th. This event will include lectures on “Art in the Garden and Nature as Art” and “Style in the Garden” as well as a special cocktail party featuring a Maker’s Mark Bourbon tasting!
For more information and tickets to the events you can visit
The Cummer Museum website.
And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Garden & Gun!
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