I'm viisting family in Lexington in 2012. I really want ot take advantage while I'm there. I have relatively limited time; and would really appreciate informed help in picking things to do with regard to Bourbon sampling and culture.

If you had 4 days ONLY to immerse yourself in the Bourbon states and history, what would you do?

Self-guided tours are my preferred method; but am happy to hear about organised tours too.

Looking at a day at Chapeze House for half day cooking school, tasting and dinner. Is this a good option?

Also thinking about Beer, Bourbon and BBQ festival on the 12th of May at Charlotte North Carolina. Any knowledge of these events?

Thanks for any input!