Can You Name These Kentucky Distilleries

Bourbon lover’s can’t resist the lure of the distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. In 2015 the bourbon trail set a new record with nearly 900k visitors. In 2016 as the world’s thirst for America’s “Native Spirit” grows that number is expected to exceed 1 million visitors.

Those that have traveled along the highways and byways of the trail can often spot their favorite brands based on it’s silhouette off in the distance. They see the angle of the roof, a tall chimney, a stone warehouse or a familiar color scheme that is associated with their favorite brand and can’t wait to get there. Now, a Kentucky artist has a treat for these fans.

An Original Series – Bourbon Distilleries on Canvas

Artist David Reed has been painting large impressionistic canvases for more than 30 years. Over the past year, he’s turned his artful eye to some of Kentucky’s oldest and most majestic distilleries. David’s been traveling the Bluegrass State to bring new life to some of these beauties. He’s applied his unique impressionistic view to canvas using oil paint, brushes, knives, and his artful fingers to create this unique series. Like a fine aged bourbon, David’s pieces take just the right amount of time, craftsmanship and aging to get it just right. Some photo’s of his work are included below. If you want to see his new Bourbon Distillery series in person, it will be on display at Source on High, 518 East High Street, Lexington, KY as a part of LexArts HOP on March 18, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm. The original paintings as well as prints will be available for sale at the show.

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Now, let’s test your Kentucky Distillery knowledge.

Q: Can you identify each of the distilleries by their oil paintings?
A: Below the images.

Kentucky Distilleries on Canvas (Click images to enlarge.)

Here’s One of the Paintings from Start to Finish

How Did You Do?

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