From: Louisville, KY
To: Warrenton, MO
Route: I-64W to I-70W
Cost: Normally $7/person, but we got in for free because E has a connection that works there
Reservations Required: Yes
What We Did: Willett is a craft distillery, so everything is done on a smaller, more intimate scale. We took their distillery tour and then came back to the visitor’s center for our tastes. Other labels you may know from this distillery: Rowan’s Creek, Noah’s Hill, Old Bardstown.
Tastes: We did the 9-year single barrel (which we bought because it was so good), Noah’s Hill and the Pot Still Reserve.
From Willett, we headed West to Missouri. Once we hit I-70, E turned off the GPS saying that we wouldn’t really need it again until we were headed to Tucson. Having spent so much time together in various parts of the world, I sometimes forget that E grew up in the EXACT middle of America and that in order to get to any major city or tourist destination, he and his family have driven through a lot of states. I suppose it’s not that different than being able to navigate the maze of freeways in the Bay, but it’s always a little surprising when I am reminded that E can navigate his way through multiple states.
We past the St. Louis Arch sometime in the evening and then pressed on a little further to Warrenton, MO. We hit our first bit of snow since leaving Connecticut and the temperature had gone from slightly warm and a little muggy to crisp and chill. We had dinner at a Chili’s ($20/2 people!) and crashed at a Super 8 near the freeway.