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Kentucky Bourbon Trail®

Did you know, 95% of the world’s Bourbon in produced in Kentucky? The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® was founded in 1999 to showcase America’s “Official Native Spirit.” Today you can visit 18 classic KBT™ distilleries, and 23 craft distilleries on the KBT Craft Tour™. Discover Kentucky Bourbon and its heritage on one of the nation’s most recognized trails.

Kentucky Bourbon Trail®
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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.

Shively, KY

Stitzel-Weller Distillery

Originally opened on Derby Day in 1935 and reopened to the public in 2014, the Stitzel-Weller Distillery is one of the true cathedrals of the American whiskey industry. The Stitzel-Weller Experience is one of the most convenient and impressive stops along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Stitzel-Weller focuses on Blade and Bow, I.W. Harper, Orphan Barrel bourbons and other North American Whiskey innovations from Diageo. Guest experiences include tours, historic behind-the-scenes access, tastings and mixology classes. In 2021, the Garden & Gun Club opened at the distillery. The destination cocktail bar, inspired by Garden & Gun Magazine’s hospitality franchise, is located on the second floor of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery offering a unique food and drink experience along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

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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.

Bardstown, KY

Lux Row Distillers

Situated on a beautiful 90-acre property in the heart of Bardstown, KY, the bourbon capitol of the world, Lux Row Distillers is comprised of an 18,000 square foot state-of-the-art production facility, a custom 43-foot Vendome copper still, 10 barrel warehouses at capacity and a welcoming visitors center with tasting room.

With this location producing Rebel, Ezra Brooks, David Nicholson, Daviess County and Blood Oath bourbons, Lux Row Distillers is a must-see on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Come visit us and experience our culture of Real Roots, Real Family, Real Products.

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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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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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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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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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Loretto, KY

Maker’s Mark®

Where Maker’s® is made. We’re still doing things just like we did them in 1953. From the old letter press, to the way we hand-rotate every barrel and hand-dip every bottle of Maker’s Mark. And yet it seems there’s always something new and exciting going on at Star Hill℠ – even beyond our bourbon distillery tours. Join us at Maker’s Mark Distillery on Star Hill Farm℠ for tasting experiences, handcrafted cocktails, and enjoying our beautiful grounds. You can even dip your own bottle and purchase exclusive bourbon offerings in our distillery gift shop.

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Bardstown, KY

Bardstown Bourbon Co.

Located in the heart of Bourbon Country on 100 acres of active farmland, Bardstown Bourbon Company is one of the country’s most modern and technically advanced whiskey distilleries. Celebrating the art of making high-quality, authentic whiskey, the innovative distillery produces custom rye, whiskey and bourbon as well as offering production through our one-of-a-kind Collaborative Distilling Program.

We offer a Napa Valley style destination with the full-service culinary experience of The Kitchen & Bar. Our visitors enjoy simple, yet refined Southern comfort food with local and seasonal ingredients with regional flair. The collaboration within culinary, beverage and distillery teams reveal fresh and sustainable cocktails, a curated wine collection with a selection of local draft beers, while hosting an extensive spirits library filled with more than 400 vintage American whiskeys, providing the perfect foundation for a memorable visit.

Louisville, KY

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is a multi-million dollar artisanal distillery, immersive tourism experience, and retail location that celebrates the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first commercial distiller and namesake of Heaven Hill’s flagship Bourbon brand. It is located along downtown Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row” and across the street from the riverfront location where Evan Williams’ distillery once stood in the late 18th century.

Lawrenceburg, KY

Four Roses Distillery

Come for a visit as rich and flavorful as our Bourbon.

One trip to our historic distillery on the scenic Salt River in Lawrenceburg, or our unique single-story rack Warehouse and Bottling Facility nestled in the quiet Kentucky countryside in Cox’s Creek, and you’ll begin to understand how our Bourbon has come to be so mellow. Of course, being able to sample a taste of our award-winning Bourbons at each location makes a trio to these very mellow places all the more rewarding.

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Owensboro, KY

Green River Distilling Co.

The Green River Distillery, now restored to its former glory, is flowing with Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a glowing, amber example of Kentucky craftsmanship. It’s a rounder, smoother, higher rye bourbon whiskey blend made with corn grown in the same Kentucky countryside and the same limestone-filtered water that J.W. McCulloch used in his secret recipe, aged at least four years under the same warm Kentucky sun.

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Bardstown, KY

Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience

As founders of Heaven Hill Distillery®, the Shapira family has been at the helm of the largest independent, family-owned and operated distillery in America since 1935. Enjoy interactive exhibits, a working rickhouse and stand inside the world’s largest Bourbon barrel as you taste three nationally-acclaimed American Whiskeys, each from a different mashbill.

Louisville, KY

Michter’s at Fort Nelson

In 2019 Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery opened its doors after almost 7 years of renovation. An architectural gem in the heart of downtown Louisville, Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery is down the block from the Frazier History museum, which has been designated the official welcome center to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and across the street from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Visitors can enjoy tours and tastings and will have the opportunity to see whiskey produced on the legendary pot still and cypress wood fermenter system from Michter’s Pennsylvania Distillery, which traces its history back to 1753. The second floor of the building features The Bar at Fort Nelson, which offers world class cocktails. Cocktail historian and author David Wondrich consulted on The Bar at Fort Nelson’s classic offerings.

Lexington, KY

Town Branch Distillery

Alltech founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons, acquired the 200-year-old Lexington Brewing Company in 1999, resurrecting a brewing and distilling tradition that dates back to 1794. Offering the unique distinction of being both a brewery and distillery, experience the world-famous “brewstillery” in the heart of downtown Lexington.

Danville, KY

Wilderness Trail Distillery

Wilderness Trail Distillery, located on 163 acres in Danville, KY, is a family-owned business that began in 2012. Co-owners Shane Baker and Pat Heist use their love of whiskey and 28+ years of fermentation expertise to make some of the Kentucky’s Finest Bourbon Whiskey. Wilderness Trail prides itself on locally-sourced grains, its sweet mash process, low-barrel proof entry and non-chill-filtered whiskeys. They focus on the science behind Bourbon making and enjoy sharing their knowledge with Bourbon Trail visitors.

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