(Fun fact: here in Kentucky, there are more barrels of bourbon than there are people.)
... and celebrate so few other spirits.
Bars have bourbon aplenty, but if you’re a fan of vodka, gin, or basically any other spirit, your options are limited. The arrival of Copper & Kings was a rare gift to those who don’t like Louisville's favorite, bringing a brandy distillery to a city soaked in whiskey (it's now distilling gin, too). But still, cocktail menus all over town are bourbon-heavy, therefore beer often becomes the alternative. So it's a good thing we have a lot of hometown breweries.
And only on occasion does the city get a tequila bar or two, like El Camino and Wild Rita’s. But again, that's rare.