Originally posted by Robearjr
Anyway, it is interesting to see how many different kinds of Bourbon are available at even small liquour stores in Kentucky. Whenever I am in the Bluegrass State I always try and pick up something I can't find back in Maryland.
The trick in Kentucky is to find a wet jurisdiction! Warren County originally went wet in 1936, and was for some years the sole outpost of sale for miles around. In 1948 the county went dry, but the city has remained wet continuously. Some time around 1940, Christian County (Hopkinsville) voted wet; it was the exception to the Central Kentucky dry rule. Now Russellville, Madisonville, Central City, and a couple of other cities in that area have voted themselves wet... but still not Glasgow nor Somerset, unless I haven't heard about it.
In the eastern end of the state, Ashland went wet within the last 15 years, as did Morehead. Before that, a person had to venture clear to Lexington (the Fayette County line) or the city of Richmond to buy their booze, or else cross a state line.
The most amazing liquor store I've ever seen anywhere is Liquor Barn at 3040 Richmond Road in Lexington, Kentucky. I see that they have two other stores in town (921 Beaumont Centre Parkway and 1837 Plaudit Place), plus three locations in Louisville (those stores are open on Sunday; the Lexington ones aren't).
Kentucky has very liberal wholesaler importation laws, so a patron can find a lot of items there that aren't sold in any adjacent state... file that tidbit away and use it at will.
Unthirstily, Dead Sober (But Not Dead Yet!) Ort. Carlton in Awfully Doggone Wet Athens, Georgia.