From its windy-rolling roads full of abundant greenery, freshwater creeks and rickhouses, to its Downtown revival and its legendary Derby, there's a whole lot to love about Louisville, Kentucky.
In case you didn't know, a rickhouse is what barrels of bourbon are stored and aged in, and they’re everywhere. We learned the old school distillers term the last time we were in town, driving down a windy scenic road on our way to taste some bourbons and even craft a barrel ourselves—it came out delicious! That’s where the homemade bourbon barrel aged green hot comes into the story. We get some great smoky wood flavor from the level four char on the used American white oak, and of course, some a’ that whiskey gets in there too.
We’re not exaggerating when we say Louisville and Kentucky have “abundant greenery,” and that’s what inspired us to stack this sandwich with three layers of green chilies. Aside from the green hot, we schmear on a good helping of our roasted poblano butter and a heavy drizzle of our serrano pepper jelly.
By the way, if you’re in need of a great snack for next year’s Derby, biscuits with butter and pepper jelly are a classic!