The best way to really get a taste of local life is to follow some of a destination’s social tastemakers. So we’ve rounded-up our favourite bloggers and Insta-stars for you to follow, to help you keep up with everything Kentucky ready for your visit.
THE BOURBON BABE
Drinks bloggers always have their finger on the pulse of the local bar scene and in a state like Kentucky, it takes a Bourbon Babe to know where to find the coolest bourbon sips. Step up Carla Carlton, an award-winning bourbon journalist, celeb and third-generation Louisvillian. She’ll give you tasting notes on the best bottles and where to find them, just follow her Instagram @carlacarlton or head to thebourbonbabe.com.
We particularly like Genuine Kentucky, a.k.a Joi Sigers, for its wealth of hints and history, covering everything from famous Kentuckians to Joi’s mission to visit (and eat at) every single state park in Kentucky.
To keep up with everything Louisville, head to Instagram’s @sharelouisville who posts regular city snaps and updates on things to do, from festivals to exhibitions. Plus a few vintage throwbacks of the city’s historical views and cultural icons.
The official account of Kentucky’s greatest sporting event is packed with behind-the-scenes shots of Derby contenders past, present and future and is essential reading in the run up to Derby Day. Follow @KentuckyDerby.