Braselton, Georgia

Good bourbon and beyond

A bourbon cocktail garnished with a lemon on a wood block with smoke around the bottom

Photo: Courtesy of Explore Braselton

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Escape to Braselton, Georgia, and enjoy the charm of the French countryside without the need for a transatlantic flight. Your adventure begins at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, an elegant inn that boasts a hidden gem within— Louis House of Bourbon. Indulge your palate at this traditional speakeasy with a classic old-fashioned, embark on a whiskey flight for a diverse tasting experience, or peruse the extensive menu featuring an impressive array of bourbons, whiskeys, ryes, and Scotches. On Friday and Saturday evenings, hop aboard the vintage-styled Braselton Trolley for a complimentary journey to the historic downtown. There, at Cotton Calf Kitchen, pair a bacon old-fashioned with a dry-aged Wagyu steak. Then visit Cork It to immerse yourself in the rhythm of live music on select evenings while savoring expertly mixed drinks and charcuterie.

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