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Has anyone here ever had a piece? I think I've only ever even seen one once in my life.
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I am the exception. Growing up, we got sent a fruitcake every year from this place courtesy of my grandparents. And we looked FORWARD to it. I didn't know fruitcake was bad until I left for college. This stuff was freaking awesome. Haven't had any since I left home and, from what I'm reading on their website, there's only 3 friars left? Maybe they only make a limited number or none at all. Made with Kentucky bourbon, aged and very, very good.stlouie_lipp wrote: ↑December 16 20, 6:05 pmHas anyone here ever had a piece? I think I've only ever even seen one once in my life.
EDIT: Here's an article from the Louisville Courier-Journal: https://eu.courier-journal.com/story/li ... 388480002/
The Abbey of Gethsemani and Gethsemani Farms, 3642 Monks Road in Trappist, Kentucky, is known around the world for its dark, rich fruitcake anointed with, of course, Kentucky bourbon. The monks produce 70,000 pounds of fruitcake a year and ship them out to loyal customers across the country and overseas.
"Generally speaking, yeah, I can see why people don't like (fruitcake,)" Brother Paul Quenon, who's been at the abbey for 61 years, told The Courier Journal. "You know, it's sort of like stained glass windows. Either it's very, very good, or it's not good."
Fortunately for the monks, their recipe is "very, very good" and has been called the best by many, including The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
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