Bluegrass country
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Kentucky a Sip at a Time

Bluegrass country
Horses graze at a farm in Woodford County, near the Woodford Reserve distillery in Versailles, Ky. (David Lutman / For the Times)
Glamour boys
Many former Kentucky Derby winners have been put to stud for hefty fees at Ashford Farm. (David Lutman / For the Times)
Old enough
John Ginter starts moving a properly aged barrel of Labrot & Graham’s Woodford Reserve to a nearby bottling plant. (David Lutman / For the Times)
Master distiller
Elmer T. Lee, 83, tests a Buffalo Trace single barrel bourbon. (David Lutman / For the Times)
Next comes aging
Distillery operator Shawn Knight puts a stamp on a fresh barrel of Woodford Reserve. (David Lutman / For the Times)
Whiskey has been made on the Labrot & Graham site since 1812. (David Lutman / For the Times)