Kentucky is famous for a few things— a few things they do exceptionally well. There’s bourbon, of course. Kentucky is where the stuff was born, and it still responsible for about 95 per cent of the world’s supply. And there’s horseracing, too—no doubt you’re familiar with a little derby named after the state. Driving through Kentucky’s biggest city, Louisville, you’re likely to encounter your share of grazing thoroughbreds and whisky bars. But you’ll also find a strikingly modern city, one that’s exciting, without any pretention. There’s a lot to like here.