When: Thursday, June 20 - Friday, June 21, 2019
Where: Lexington, KY
We will be visiting the following plants on Friday, June 21, 2019:
Powell Valley Millwork
588 Lofty Heights Rd.
Clay City, KY 40312
Powell Valley Millwork is a wholesale manufacturer of Poplar products including primed interior trim, S4S boards, jambs, plantation shutter components, picture frame mouldings, stretcher bars, and moulder blanks servicing customers in truckload quantities or LTL shipments across North America.
Centrally located in the heart of the Appalachian Forest, their manufacturing site is located right off the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway (KY 9000/402) just 16 miles southeast of Interstate 64 in Clay City, Kentucky and only thirty miles from Lexington.
They pride themselves in every step of the manufacturing process from careful procurement of raw materials, conservative drying practices, to optimization of the wood fiber through their rough mill, scanning, chopping, and finger-jointing all the way into their moulding and priming lines. At every work cell in their production facility, they utilize leading technology adhering to stringent quality control standards creating beautiful, sustainable, and durable products for every customer large and small.
Their facility employs more than 130 Kentuckians working two shifts and boasts nearly 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space resting on eighty acres in the Powell Valley region of Kentucky. The advanced finger-jointing, moulding, and priming technology they employ is only outpaced by their dedication to the highest quality standards in the industry and their commitment to serving their customers' needs.
Woodford Reserve Distillery
7855 McCracken Pike
Versailles, KY 40383
Nestled amid the rolling hills of bluegrass and thoroughbred farms sits the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery.
One of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest distilleries, the present day Woodford Reserve Distillery is built on history, sitting on Kentucky’s oldest distilling site where Elijah Pepper began crafting whiskey in 1812. It was on these same hallowed grounds that years later Master Distiller James Christopher Crow perfected his whiskey-making methods, which today have become common practice, including the implementation of sour mash into fermentation.
The Distillery is home to a 500-foot-long gravity-fed barrel run, their iconic copper pot stills, and 100-year-old cypress wood fermenters. They also boast one of the only heat cycled barrelhouses in the world, ensuring every drop seeps into the charred and toasted white oak, giving Woodford Reserve its color and signature flavor.
You are invited to tour, enjoy their bourbon, take in the scenery, and embrace their history.