It’s now officially summer and the fourth of July holiday weekend is quickly approaching. We honestly can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holiday weekend than to visit or revisit our favorite Kentucky bourbon distilleries.
Various Kentucky distilleries are open with limited tours and tastings under guidelines set by the Kentucky Governor’s Office. Other distilleries are waiting until a later date to welcome guests for tours, but may have their gift shops open to sell some brown water.
To help our readers, we have put together a comprehensive list of distilleries that includes touring dates and gift shop openings. However, we strongly recommend you use the information below to contact the distilleries for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding hours, policies, and experiences. The distilleries that are offering tours will likely require advance reservations, so use this list to form your plan of attack and plan ahead.
As a bonus, we included information about our favorite bed and breakfast and where we stay when visiting the Bourbon Trail. It’s called The Beaumont Inn and besides being a notable historic mansion, there’s a certain Old Owl that you might encounter at the inn’s restaurant and tavern. (Hint, hint.) Click HERE to book your reservation.
We hope you find yourselves learning about and enjoying America’s native spirit, bourbon. Wishing you and your family health, happiness and we thank you for supporting our Kentucky distilleries. Please tag us in your pictures during your distillery visits using #KYBWS. Cheers!
Updated: August 14,2020
Angel’s Envy | 500 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Bardstown Bourbon Company | 1500 Parkway Dr, Bardstown, KY 40004
Barrel House Distilling Co. | 1200 Manchester Street Lexington, Kentucky 40504
Barton 1792 Distillery | 402 Cathedral Manor, Bardstown, KY 40004
Bluegrass Distillers | 501 W 6th St, Lexington, KY, 40508
Boone County Distilling Co. | 10601 Toebben Dr, Independence, KY 41051
Boundary Oak Distillery | 2000 Boundary Oak Drive, Radcliff, Kentucky 40160
Buffalo Trace Distillery | 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort KY 40601
Bulleit Distilling Co | 3464 Benson Pike, Shelbyville, KY 40065
Casey Jones Distillery | 2815 Witty Lane, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Dueling Grounds Distillery | 208 Harding Rd, Franklin, KY 42134
Evan Williams Bourbon | 528 West Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Four Roses Distillery | 1224 Bonds Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Hartfield & Co. | 320 Pleasant Street, Paris, KY 40361
Heaven Hill Distillery | 1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004
James E. Pepper Distilling Co. | 1228 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504
Jeptha Creed | 500 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville, KY 40065
Jim Beam American Stillhouse | 568 Happy Hollow Rd, Clermont, KY 40110
Kentucky Artisan Distillery | 6230 Old Lagrange Rd, Crestwood, KY 40014
Limestone Branch Distillery | 1280 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Lebanon, KY 40033
Lux Row Distillery | 3050 E John Rowan Blvd, Bardstown, KY 40004
Makers Mark | 3350 Burks Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037
MB Roland Distillery | 137 Barkers Mill Rd, Pembroke, KY 42266
Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery | 801 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Neeley Family Distillery | 4360 KY-1130, Sparta, Kentucky 41086
New Riff Distilling | 24 Distillery Way, Newport, Ky 41073
Old Forester | 119 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Old Pogue | 715 Germantown Road, Maysville, KY 41056
O.Z. Tyler Distilling | 10 Distillery Road in Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. | 120 North 10th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Preservation Distillery | 426 Sutherland Rd. Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
Rabbit Hole Distillery | 711 E Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202
Second Sight Spirits | 301 Elm Street, Ludlow, KY 41016
Stitzel-Weller Distillery | 3860 Fitzgerald Road, Louisville, KY 40216
Town Branch | 401 Cross St, Lexington, KY 40508
Wilderness Trail Distillery | 4095 Lebanon Rd, Danville, Kentucky 40422
Wild Turkey Distillery | 1417 Versailles Rd, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Willett Distillery | 1869 Loretto Road Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
Woodford Reserve Distillery | 7785 McCracken Pike Versailles, KY 40383
We recommend staying at the historic Beaumont Inn, located in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Start your day off with a delicious southern breakfast before you head off for a day of bourbon tours and tastings. Come back in the evening for a fantastic dinner and drinks at the Old Owl Tavern, conveniently located right next door to the inn. Beaumont Inn is owned and operated by the Dedman family, who have been showing customers Kentucky hospitality for generations. We recently returned to the Old Owl Tavern for dinner and Mr. Dixon Dedman, creator of Kentucky Owl Bourbon, seated us and like a true gent, took the time to make us feel like family. Be sure to book your reservation at the links below, you won’t be disappointed!
Not sure where to start? Check out our Kentucky distillery map below. Cheers yall!