By JOHN FRIEDLEIN
HARDIN COUNTY – If, as a wild turkey flies, you were to trace a line from Woodford County, with its spiffy Reserve, through Anderson and Nelson counties – you’d give somebody a pretty good idea where bourbon comes from.
That line would stop at the Rolling Fork River, because Hardin County never has been home to a major distiller, bourbon historian Michael Veach said.
It’s not that conditions are wrong. Water’s pretty much the same. Limestone. Hot summers, cold winters.