Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.® New age artistry. Time-honored tradition. Unrivaled craftsmanship. Explore the craft distilleries using innovative approaches build on centuries of tradition.

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®
Lexington, KY

James E. Pepper Distillery

Historic James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington, Kentucky. Est. 1880.

Shelbyville, KY

Jeptha Creed

Jeptha Creed Distillery uses old fashioned methods to meet today’s demanding modern tastes. Owned and operated by dynamic mother-and-daughter duo Joyce and Autumn Nethery, Jeptha Creed sits on 64 acres of Shelbyville Kentucky farmland, where we grow the Bloody Butcher Corn we use for all of our products. One of the things we’re most proud is our commitment to the ground to glass concept. Whenever we can, we grow the ingredients that we use in our spirits. What we don’t produce ourselves, we try to get from other farms in the area. These are things that have been ingrained into our family’s way of doing things for centuries—and will continue to be as we grow and expand.

Lebanon, KY

Limestone Branch Distillery

Stephen Beam’s bourbon roots run deep. Stephen’s great-great-grandfather was Joseph Washington Dant, an early bourbon pioneer. On the other side of his family tree, he is the great-grandson of Minor Case Beam, the eldest son of Joseph M. Beam of the legendary Beam lineage.

Since college, it had been Stephen’s dream to return the Yellowstone brand back to the family. In 2010, he started Limestone Branch Distillery. Limestone Branch Distillery now produces their family’s legacy brand, Yellowstone Bourbon, as well as Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey and Bowling & Burch Gin.

Lexington, KY

Barrel House Distilling Co.

Located in historic Lexington, Kentucky…
Barrel House Distilling Company is owned and operated by Jeff Wiseman and Pete Wright. They started work on the project during the winter of 2006, and released their inaugural product- Pure Blue Vodka – in December of 2008. Located in the barreling house of the old Pepper Distillery in historic Lexington, Kentucky, they strive to continue the tradition of the old Kentucky Distillers by producing fine spirits made with traditional methods.

Lexington, KY

Bluegrass Distillers

At Bluegrass Distillers we believe the best work is born by craftsmanship, passion, and innovation.

Boone County, KY

Boone County Distilling Co.

Our spirits of today take inspiration from the best of the Boone County Distilling Co ghosts of the past. The courage of Reverend John Tanner. William Snyder’s untamed creative spirit. The practical determination of Appleton, Jenkins, and Gaff. All were pioneers filled with grit and determination as exemplified by Freiberg and Workum.

Those early pioneers have long since departed, but their influence is unmistakable in our craftsmanship. That’s our brand promise, we are handcrafted and “Made by Ghosts.”

In these simple, honest ways, we honor those who came before us.

Radcliff, KY

Boundary Oak Distillery

Boundary Oak Distillery has been a premier, family-owned distillery serving the Radcliff, KY area since 2013. Using fresh water from a limestone well, they distill a variety of unique small batch bourbon, including Lincoln Straight, 82nd Airborne, St. Luke Lavender and Old Kentucky Home. They also offer popular moonshine, including Cinnful 69, Patton Armored Diesel and Kentucky Moonshine. Learn how their premium spirits come together through a guided tour and enjoy a taste of their local product. If you’re looking to make a stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Craft Trail, give Boundary Oak Distillery a call at 270-351-2013 or stop by to visit and learn more.

Hopkinsville, KY

Casey Jones Distillery

Making authentic Kentucky Proud craft spirits in extremely small batches is what we do.

Frankfort, KY

Castle & Key Distillery

Reimagining how Kentucky spirits are presented to the world.

Franklin, KY

Dueling Grounds Distillery

In the 1820’s, somewhere along a patch of grass at Linkumpinch Farm near present-day Franklin, Kentucky, matters of honor were settled with the firing of pistols.

A man’s reputation was restored when a musket ball

found its target. And the area surrounding Sandford Duncan’s Farm soon came to be known as the Dueling

Grounds. These days, Franklin is home to far more agreeable activities. Like the crafting of premium, small

batch Bourbon. Aged in Charred White Oak, to draw out a sweet, woody flavor all its own.

Paris, KY

Hartfield & Co.

Prohibition took a toll on many things- agriculture, industry, economy. Prior to the instatement of The National Prohibition Act in 1919, there were at least 26 active distilleries in Bourbon County, Kentucky. After Prohibition, none of them reopened. Hartfield and Company is the first and only Bourbon Distillery in Bourbon County since those times, first opening in 2014, it has become our passion to preserve tradition, and carry on a legacy that has remained dormant for far too long.

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

The Peerless distillery is now a state-of-the-art facility with cutting-edge technology, making it one of the most automated distilleries. All under one roof, select Kentucky Peerless grains are milled, cooked, fermented, double-distilled, barreled and bottled as bourbon and rye whiskey.

Gethsemane, KY

Log Still Distillery

Gethsemane, KY – Where Faith, Family, and Community Have A Distinct Bourbon Flavor

Pembroke, KY

MB Roland Distillery

MB Roland Distillery is a completely “grain to glass” craft distillery located in Pembroke, Christian Co. KY. We’re actually outside of town and affectionately refer to our exact location as “downtown St. Elmo.” We use local white corn to hand make each of our products ranging from our very unique “distillation & barrel proof” Kentucky Bourbon to our naturally-flavored Kentucky Pink Lemonade.

Sparta, KY

Neeley Family Distillery

Neeley Family Distillery is a small family owned and operated venue located in the rolling hills of the Kentucky bluegrass.

Bardstown, KY

Preservation Distillery

Preservation’s farmhouse distillery and historic barns are set in the rolling hills of Kentucky Bluegrass Country, right along the Bourbon Trail. The surrounding green pastureland encompasses what is now Preservation Farms and represents our commitment to the art of slow distilling, and goal of sustainability. When you visit our property, you will understand why we chose this specific land to create the big, rich flavors we’ve dreamed of distilling for years. Our farm and distillery sit on 40 beautiful acres and we can’t wait to share it and our unique micro batch bourbon and whiskey with you.

Ludlow, KY

Second Sight Spirits


Graham, KY

The Bard Distillery

In 2015, Thomas and Kim Bard purchased the property. They are now going through the painstaking process of renovating the enormous space into a world class craft distillery and tourist destination, while still maintaining the fabric of the historical buildings. The years have taken a tole on the nearly 100 year old site, but the bones are strong, the design is gorgeous, and the layout and location is perfect for the distillery and entertainment venue that they have envisioned.

Maysville, KY

The Old Pogue Distillery

Old Pogue has a history dating back to the years following the Civil War. In 1876, the original Pogue distillery, Kentucky registered distillery No. 3, was established in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, very near a site often said to be the location of Kentucky’s first bourbon distillery.

Bardstown, KY

Willett Distillery

Makers of Kentucky Bourbon and Kentucky Rye Whiskey

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