Distiller blend batches for Bourbon Barrel Compromise

Distiller blend batches for Bourbon Barrel Compromise
Brutus Clay (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Brutus Clay (Source: WAVE 3 News)

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky bourbon distillers are offering a unique contribution to break the political deadlock in the nation's capital.

The distillers gathered Monday to pour their bourbons into a 42-gallon barrel that representatives will bring to Washington D.C.

They hope their bourbon will provide the lubricant to bring Democrats and Republicans together in a spirit of compromise.

The event took place at the estate of legendary Kentucky Senator Henry Clay, who was known as the "Great Compromiser."

Brutus Clay, one of Henry Clay's descendents, said, "It's a wonderful way of actually highlighting the fact that compromise isn't a dirty word. And it's kind of tongue in cheek with the bourbon and everything, but I think there's something to be said that people you know have a drink of bourbon, have a sip, and celebrate what they have in common versus their differences."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will greet the distiller representatives and barrel upon their expected arrival Tuesday evening.

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