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American Whiskey Trail

The American Whiskey Trail is a tourism initiative brought to you by the Distilled Spirits Council, its member companies, affiliate members and Historic Mount Vernon. The Trail is an educational journey into the cultural heritage and history of spirits in America.

American Whiskey Trail
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Alexandria, VA

George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill

In 1799, George Washington’s distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it one of the largest whiskey distilleries in America. Today, a faithfully reconstructed working distillery produces small-batch spirits on-site and is open to visitors from April to October.

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Louisville, KY

Angel’s Envy Distillery

ANGEL’S ENVY is a Louisville-based craft distiller that produces finished whiskeys. Co-founded in 2010 by the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson and his son Wes Henderson, it began as a passion project that combined their family’s deep-rooted passion for and knowledge of the industry with an innovative outlook on bourbon making and finishing. Today, the ANGEL’S ENVY team continues to produce its award-winning core offerings – a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels and a Rye Whiskey Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks – as well as a variety of innovative, special releases.

ANGEL’S ENVY opened the doors to its Brand Home, the first full-production whiskey distillery in downtown Louisville, in 2016.

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Shelbyville, KY

Bulleit Distilling Co Visitor Experience

Built in 2017 and open to visitors in 2019, Bulleit Distilling Co. leads the industry with its state-of-the-art technology and offers a portfolio distilled and aged in the Bulleit family tradition, using a distinctive high-rye recipe which gives our whiskeys a bold, spicy taste.

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Tullahoma, TN

Cascade Hollow Distilling Co.

Since 1870, the fine folks at Cascade Hollow have honored George Dickel’s dream of crafting the smoothest Tennessee whisky around. Today, 150 years later, we’re still making award-winning whisky at our historic distillery in Tullahoma, TN. Tucked away in the Tennessee hills and surrounded by 600 protected acres of forest and crystal-fresh springs, Cascade Hollow has always been our home. Led by General Manager and Distiller Nicole Austin, the team at Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. continue the tradition of producing smooth sippin’ whisky through high standards of authenticity and craftsmanship. A proud member of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, we invite you to visit our home and learn more about how we make George Dickel Tennessee Whisky.

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Lynchburg, TN

Jack Daniel Distillery

Established in the 1830s and registered in 1866 by Jack Daniel, the Jack Daniel Distillery is the first registered distillery in the United States and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1956, the Jack Daniel Distillery was purchased by Brown-Forman Corporation of Louisville, Ky. Brown-Forman, founded in 1870 is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverages.

Every year about 300,000 people tour the distillery and visit the small town of Lynchburg. In any two-month period, visitors from all 50 states and over 30 foreign countries will stop by to see where their favorite whiskey is made and to meet the people they have come to know through Jack Daniel’s advertising campaigns.

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Clermont, KY

James B. Beam Distilling Co

Walk the grounds of whiskey history. Pull up a chair with the First Family of Bourbon. Join us for a day in Kentucky that’s two centuries in the making.

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Maxwelton, WV

Smooth Ambler Spirits

When we first opened our doors as a West Virginia craft distillery in 2010, we knew that we wanted everything we produced to be made with the best we had available. That’s never changed. As we’ve grown , we’ve shifted from a small, craft distillery into an internationally recognized whiskey company. We source whiskies to share and mingle, embrace technology for quality control and safety, work to expand our whiskey portfolio, and continue our commitment to doing business the right way – everyday. We’ve been open and transparent about every facet of our business, especially the way we produce our spirits, whether they are homemade, procured, or a mingling of the two.

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Louisville, KY

Rabbit Hole Distillery

Tour the Architectural Icon of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Our state-of-the-art distillery, nestled in Nulu, Louisville’s hub of art, food, and culture, invites you to come and witness our full whiskey-making process. During this immersive one-hour tour, we will share with you how grain transforms to whiskey and how our philosophy has changed the bourbon landscape. This unique experience begins with a dram of Cavehill, our 4-grain Kentucky Straight Bourbon and culminates in our awe-inspiring Overlook lounge with a tasting* of 4 of our award-winning spirits.

Tours are by reservation only. Maximum 10 people per tour. | *Guests must be of legal drinking age to sample

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Lawrenceburg, KY

Wild Turkey Distillery

Since it was established in 1940, the Wild Turkey brand has remained one of the most iconic names in bourbon. Helmed by the legendary father-and-son Master Distilling team of Jimmy and Eddie Russell, who have nearly 100 years of combined distilling experience, the Wild Turkey Distilling Co. has been making bourbon the same way for over 80 years. The brand’s stunning homeplace, the Wild Turkey Distillery, is located in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, atop a deep limestone shelf situated along the Kentucky River. The shelf acts as a natural filter and provides the distillery with mineral-rich water, vital to making such a high-quality whiskey as it’s iconic 101 proof bourbon.

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Versailles, KY

Woodford Reserve Distillery

The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. You get that sense of history. The history of bourbon is the history of Kentucky, is the history of the United States.

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Louisville, KY

Old Forester Distillery

In 1870, George Garvin Brown signed and sealed Old Forester with a promise: a guarantee of the finest quality and utmost consistency. Five generations and 150 years later, we’ve returned to Whiskey Row. Visit us to see fermentation, distillation, barrel making, maturation & bottling. Get the ultimate downtown distillery experience today. And don’t forget to stop by George’s Bar and our gift shop.

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Lexington, KY

James E. Pepper Distillery

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

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