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The Bourbon Chase 2012

The Bourbon Chase 2012 overnight relay race started at Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Kentucky in the rain yesterday morning – photo courtesy Michael Poole

A runner at Bourbon Chase enjoys a Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon Truffle at Four Roses Distillery

A runner at Bourbon Chase enjoys a Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon Truffle at Four Roses Distillery

The Bourbon Chase 2012 is going on this weekend in Bourbon Country and BourbonBlog.com brings you photos and a video in this from  200-mile relay that takes teams of 12 runners through the back roads of Kentucky winding through distilleries along the way.

If YOU were a part of Bourbon Chase in any role as a runner, volunteer, or atteendee, tell us YOUR favorite part of the weekend under comments below.

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It started with a rainy yesterday morning at Jim Beam Distillery and it ends today in Triangle Park in Lexington “Proud Host City of The Bourbon Chase” with a Bourbon sampling.

Points in between include Bardstown, Perryville, Danville, Versailles, and other areas across the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Watch BourbonBlog.com‘s archived video below from The Bourbon Chase.

On behalf of the world of Bourbon, thanks for attending to the teams listed below, volunteers and everyone who is supporting The Bourbon Chase.

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Bourbon Chase 2012 Teams, where they are from and a few great names…

Lady Lemmings, Huntsville, Alabama
51% Corn 49% Sweat,  Indianapolis, Indiana
The Grateful Tread, Louisville, Kentucky
Bottom of the Barrel , Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Still Running the Chase, Prospect, Kentucky
LAVA Systems, Lexington, Kentucky
Coasters Saint Louis, Missouri
Bourbon, Badgers, Florence Lexington , Kentucky
Distilled Dashers Open Mixed Taylor Dayton, Ohio
24 On/48 Off-Kilter, Birmingham, Alabama
The Bunghole Bandits, Louisville, Kentucky
Center for Muscle Biology, Lexington, Kentucky

The "Running Four the Roses" Team of Four Roses including CEO Hideki Horiguchi "Hide", Brent Elliott, Kenta, CFO Toshi and friends at Bourbon Chase 2012

The “Running Four the Roses” Team of Four Roses including CEO Hideki Horiguchi “Hide”, Brent Elliott, Kenta, CFO Toshi and friends at Bourbon Chase 2012

Fast Women, Pretty Horses, Good Bourbon and the Men Who Love Them, Millstadt, Illinois
Rock Me Mama Like A Bourbon Barrel,  Arlington, Massachusetts
Long Distill Runners, Deerfield, Illinois
The Bourbonators,  San Francisco, California
Over the River, Through the Woods & Under The Table,  Cincinnati, Ohio
LBXtreme Team, Lexington, Kentucky
Running Four the Roses, Frankfort, Kentucky
Cheshire Chasers, Georgetown, Kentucky
Whiskey Belles & Bourbon Balls, Lexington, Kentucky
Kentucky Fillies, Corydon, Kentucky
Moonshine Mashers Open Mixed Lewis Lexington, Kentucky
Moonlight Mystery Machine, Louisville, Kentucky
KY and the Jellies,  Franklin , Tennessee
Got Runners ?, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Barreling Bunch, Lexington, Kentucky
Fool Moonshiners Open Mixed Engle Independence, Kentucky
Team Bourbon Games Open Mixed Milton Lexington, Kentucky

Elvis Presley impersonator

Many teams at The Bourbon Chase choose themes and unique costumes to wear throughout the race. This year, check out the “Running Elvises” doing their best Elvis Presley impersonations

The New Jersey Bourbon Devils Open Mixed Phelan Metuchen, New Jersey
Running on Empty – MN Open Mixed Hughes Bloomington, Minnesota
Victorious Secret Open Mixed Ainsworth West Chester, Ohio
Bourbon Balls & Belles Open Mixed Bozzuto Lexington, Kentucky
From Bullion To Bourbon Corporate Vantipalli Louisville, Kentucky
Slow Shot Open Mixed Nickelman Germantown, Ohio
The Bung and The Restless Open Mixed Wathen Lexington, Kentucky
Cincy Bourbon Chasers Open Mixed Fischer Morrow, Ohio
Chase The Cure Open Mixed Hicks Lexington, Kentucky
Small Batch, Big Barrels Open Mixed Brown Florence, Kentucky
Run But Don’t Grow Weary Open Mixed Jett Louisville, Kentucky
Run, Old Forrester, Run Open Mixed Hines Nashville, Tennessee
Give us Bourbon or Give us Death Open Mixed Pinero Lexington, Kentucky
Bourbon IQ Open Male Herbig Pewee Valley, Kentucky
Angel’s Envy Open Mixed Dehner Louisville, Kentucky
Team Shambles Open Mixed Dages Cincinnati, Ohio
Sodico Special Blend Open Mixed Gray Elizabethtown, Kentucky
200 Proof – Green Team, Covington, Kentucky
Smooth Finishers Open Mixed Dewitt Louisville, Kentucky
Fast As Molasses Open Mixed Johnson Knoxville, Tennessee
Sodico Belles Open Female Bryan Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Nursing Spirits Open Mixed Scott Lexington, Kentucky
Barrel Chasing Bandits Open Mixed Arriola Missouri City, Texas
Albino Porpoises Open Mixed Pipes Newport, Kentucky
Sole Train Open Mixed Dibble Lexington, Kentucky
No Chaser Needed Open Mixed Bye High Ridge, Missouri

Bourbon Chase 2012

Bourbon Chase 2012 starting line

Bourbon Chase 2012 Teams, volunteers and runners gather at Marker's Mark Distillery to watch the hand offs

Bourbon Chase 2012 Teams, volunteers and runners gather at Marker’s Mark Distillery to watch the hand offs

 

 

The Finish Line at Bourbon Chase near Triangle Park in Lexington, Kentucky

The Finish Line at Bourbon Chase near Triangle Park in Lexington, Kentucky


Special thanks to Karen Kushner, Kentucky Bourbon Trail and all our friends who shared their photos.

 

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