Long before America fell in love with baseball,
crowds gathered at racetracks to watch the heart-pounding drama of powerful thoroughbreds thundering past the finish line.
Horse racing, the "Sport of Kings", became a favorite pastime, spreading from Virginia to New York and to central Kentucky, where distilling and horse breeding grew side by side into thriving industries.
Join James Beard Award-Winning Mixologist and Author,
DALE DEGROFF on a Runyonesque romp into the
world of whiskey and thoroughbred racing. Meet the distillers, players, and steeds who forever changed the Sport of Kings and sample some of the best whiskey drinks as we explore the colorful history of Bourbon Whiskey and the entrepreneurs who pioneered this great American spirit.