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On Horseracing with Ambassador to Ireland, Dan Mulhall

Pulling from the elegance of Europe and Embassy atmosphere, Destination Bluegrass created a warm and inviting reception for more than 130 guests, representing the thoroughbred industry in the Bluegrass. Ireland’s horse racing industry is much like our own.  We share the same passion.  And like our own, racing is one of Ireland’s most popular spectator sports.  On the international scene, Ireland is a strong producer of Thoroughbred horses just as we are here in Kentucky.  We are proud to be a part

Lexington-Based Craft Bourbon Distillery Prepares to Hit Two-Year Mark by Tim Knittel

With September’s designation as National Bourbon Heritage Month, Kentucky’s signature spirit industry will celebrate with festivals, parties and the obligatory imbibing. And while Bluegrass Distillers, located at 501 W. 6th St. in Lexington, will partake in the celebrations, it’ll also be focusing two months further out to Nov. 11, 2017 — the day the distillery goes straight. There are many key moments for a distillery: when its Distilled Spirits Plant (DSP) number is issued; when the first drops of spirit condense

Celebrating Bourbon Month with our Bourbon Master

In 2007, Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning sponsored a bill to officially declare September as “National Bourbon Heritage Month,” and it was passed by unanimous consent. And so it is that we are now entering the 10th year of dedicating this month to celebrating – in moderation, of course – what is now fondly referred to as “America’s native spirit.” There are plenty of reasons to spend an entire month celebrating the heritage of this special libation, which has acquired more than 200

Kentucky’s Unbridled Spirit

Here in the Bluegrass State, we think of this phrase as our unofficial motto.  What does it mean, unbridled?  As with thoroughbred horses, it can mean unrestrained, uninhibited, and unstoppable.  It is true with champions.  It is the freedom to expend every ounce of talent, courage, and determination in accomplishing one single goal.  We’ve all stood with great anticipation and marveled as starting gates thrust open.  The horses spring forth, round the track, and race home with wild abandon.  Champions…doing

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Your Event, Taylor Made Farm and Destination Bluegrass – a TRIFECTA Combination

Visiting Kentucky wouldn’t be complete without taking in the sights, sounds and yes, smells of a thoroughbred horse farm!   Destination Bluegrass recently partnered with Taylor Made Horse Farm to offer exclusive access to several picturesque locations on the farm to host special events – large and small. Thoroughbreds are as integral to the landscape of Kentucky as Bourbon, if not more so! For the event that seeks to surpass all expectations of the attendee and the client – look no further

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The Art of Crafting Music and Events

Orchestrating a symphony and producing memorable events are very similar. Just as a symphony is made up of four distinct movements, successful event planning is accomplished in distinctive steps.   Step One:  Composing. Most musicians agree composing is sparked by inspiration. And most will tell you inspiration comes from deep passion. Whether that passion is ignited by people, places, or things; passion is always born in the heart. From a client’s heartfelt ideas, goals, and vision, the event planner composes a “melody”—an


Rolex 3 Day Event

Rolex 3 Day Event – An unforgettable equine experience in Kentucky! Out of state relatives visit my family each year to enjoy the competitions which are well managed and presented. Countless volunteers and staff make the event a positive experience. The athleticism and coordination between animal and rider are up close and personal here at Rolex, without the stuffiness and white table-cloth hindrances of European 5 star events. Food, shopping and other on-site events (like Pony Club) make the Horse Park a full weekend destination