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Kentucky Bourbon Country

Explore the Kentucky Bourbon Country and it’s rich tradition and proud history of “America’s Official Native Spirit”,  featuring signature distilleries nestled among the most beautiful scenery the Bluegrass has to offer. 

 

Jim Beam Distillery

Jim Beam Distillery - Bourbon Trail ToursJim Beam is one of the largest distilleries in the world. Tours includes the distillery, warehouse, bottling line, and a small museum. The tasting room features pneumatic tasting machines with over 18 products to choose from.  The gift shop has a wide array of bottles and merchandise available.

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Maker’s Mark Distillery

Tour Maker's Mark DistilleryOne of the most beautiful distillery grounds in Kentucky, visitors travel along Whiskey Creek through the distillery and warehouses. At the end of the tour you’ll sample Maker’s Mark, Maker’s Mark 46 and the new-make white whiskey before it enters the barrel. You also get the opportunity to purchase a bottle and dip it yourself in the Maker’s Mark’s red wax.

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Woodford Reserve Distillery

Tour the Woodford Reserve Distillery - Bourbon Trail ToursNestled in the heart of the Bluegrass Region near Versailles, Kentucky, the distillery sits amongst scenic thoroughbred horse farms.  Distillation began here in 1790 making it the oldest distillery currently in operation.  Distillery buildings feature ancient stone and huge copper pot stills.

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Four Roses Distillery

Four Roses DistilleryLocated in Lawrenceburg, the Four Roses Distillery features a unique Spanish Mission-Style architecture.  Built in 1910, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Four Roses is the only distillery that combines five proprietary yeast strains with two separate mash bills to produce ten distinct recipes.

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Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery - Bourbon Trail ToursBuffalo Trace is the longest continuously operating distillery, during prohibition the distillery was permitted to make whiskey for “medicinal purposes”. They’ve been making their legendary bourbon whiskey for over 200 years and have recognizable brands such as Blanton’s, Eagle Rare, and Pappy Van Winkle.

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Wild Turkey Distillery

Wild Turkey DistilleryTours include the factory and facility where the distillation process takes place, the bottling plant, and a tasting in the new visitor’s center that overlooks the Kentucky River valley. One might even find the elder statesman of bourbon, Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, greeting visitors and signing bottles.

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Heaven Hill Distillery

Heaven Hill Distillery LogoLocated in Bardstown, Kentucky, tours feature a look at a bourbon warehouse and around the museum-like Bourbon Heritage Center. Tastings feature several of their many brands which include Heaven Hill, Old Fitzgerald, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, and William Heavenhill.

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Alltech Brewing & Distilling Company

Alltech Brewing & Distilling CompanyAlltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company is home to Kentucky Ale, a craft beer brewery. They make Town Branch Bourbon, Pearce Lyons Malt Whiskey, and Bluegrass Sundown.  Tour includes an in-depth look at the bourbon distillation process and the beer bottling line.

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Willett Distillery

Willett DistilleryWillett is the oldest family operated distillery in Kentucky.  Unlike most distilleries that employ hundreds, Willett has around 15 full time employees. Instead of hundreds of barrels produced per day, Willett makes around a dozen.

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Limestone Branch Distillery

Limestone Branch DistilleryUnder the guidance of their father, brothers Steve and Paul Beam reconstructed a micro-distillery reminiscent of an era gone by with authenticity in mind.  They use a 150-gallon hand-hammered copper pot still to produce small, one-barrel batches of the finest product.

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Barrel House Distilling Co.

Barrel House Distilling CompanyIt began when a group of longtime friends, playing poker, tossed around the idea of starting a small batch distillery in Lexington, a city rich in distilling heritage. Two of the friends went all-in, establishing their new company in the barreling house of an old Lexington bourbon distillery.

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Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton 1792 DistilleryLocated in historic Bardstown, Barton 1792 is owned by the Sazerac company, who also own Buffalo Trace. When entering the grounds, visitors pass by the world’s largest bourbon barrel. The tour includes a tasting as well as an up close look at a column till, a bourbon warehouse, and the bottling line.

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The Bulleit Bourbon Experience at Stitzel-Weller Distillery

Bulleit BourbonLocated five miles from downtown Louisville, this historic distillery has never previously been opened to the public. Visitors walk the hallowed grounds and learn the history of Bulleit Bourbon. Sample Bulleit brands, enjoy bourbon-inspired appetizers and desserts, and leave with a Bulleit glass.

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Four Roses Warehouse and Bottling Facility

Four Roses’ Warehouse and Bottling FacilityFour Roses is the only distillery using single-story rack warehouses to minimize temperature variations, which provides a gentle, undisturbed and more stable aging process. Tours meet in the new Visitor Center that features antique bottles, vintage advertising and other memorabilia.

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Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience TourLocated on downtown Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” the EWBE features an artisanal distillery, tours, tastings, and event space. Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first distiller. This experience brings to life the history and tradition of Kentucky’s native spirit.

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Copper & Kings Distillery

Copper & Kings DistilleryAn American Brandy company, Copper & Kings opened with a brand new distillery located in Butchertown, which is adjacent to downtown Louisville. Founded by Joe and Leslie Heron, their ambition is to make beautiful apple and grape brandies in a uniquely non-traditional, modern American idiom.

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Angels Envy Distillery

Angels Envy DistilleryAngel’s Envy Distillery is Louisville’s newest attraction located right on Main Street in downtown Louisville.  With 200 years of bourbon heritage that’s inspired by the legendary Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s lifetime spent crafting spirits.

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Castle and Key Distillery

Castle and Key DistilleryMaster Distiller Marianne Barnes and her team are resurrecting the historic Old Taylor Distillery site into what will soon be Castle and Key Distillery.  They will produce a bourbon, rye and gin.

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Jeptha Creed Distillery

Jeptha Creed DistilleryAt Jeptha Creed Distillery, they use old fashioned methods to meet today’s demanding modern tastes. They use only the finest ingredients, which are locally grown and sourced (when possible) to ensure their products meet the highest expectations for quality and flavor.

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Kentucky Artisan Distillery

Jefferson's Reserve BourbonLocated in Crestwood, KY, the Kentucky Artisan Distillery was started by a partnership of individuals with a common dream.  Their dream was to produce an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn and experience the craft of spirit production.

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Kentucky Peerless Distillery Co.

Kentucky Peerless Distillery Co.Their family’s very first bourbon went into barrel in 1889. They revived the craft in their own state-of-the-art distillery, where they use the finest ingredients. Their belief is that patience builds character & fine bourbon can never be rushed.

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Three Boys Farm Distillery

Three Boys Farm DistilleryThree Boys Farm Distillery is situated on a 122 acre farm in rural Franklin County Kentucky. Family owned and operated, the distillery began operations making single barrel bourbons and high quality whiskeys in 2013.

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