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Kentucky Microbreweries & Craft Distilleries

Kentucky bourbon artisans are taking the beverage to another level with small-batch craft distilleries around throughout state. Distilling bourbon is a storied part of Kentucky’s history and heritage, and is one of the state’s largest industries. Now, smaller distillers are joining multi-million-dollar distillery giants such as Jim Beam, Wild Turkey and Maker’s Mark on the scene, crafting new and unique blended whiskey offerings. Search for Kentucky’s craft distilleries below and check out the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour to drink some unique and high-quality American spirits distilled right here in The Bluegrass State.

Kentucky is also seeing a rise in craft beer distilling. There are quite a few Kentucky microbreweries around the state, and more are popping up all the time, creating a new standard for what beer should be. These small artisan producers turn out specialty beers and experiment with new recipes and flavors. If you’re in the mood to try something new – like a beer flavored with unique local ingredients or a new take on moonshine – order a pint at one of the Kentucky microbreweries below and check out Kentucky’s craft beer trail. It’s a good idea to contact craft distilleries and breweries before visiting to ensure that they’re open when you plan to visit.

Select a KY craft brewery or distillery from the listings below and make plans to taste real quality beverages and spirits made by local experts of the craft.

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Bluegrass Region Ludlow, KY
Second Sight Spirits is a small, artisan distillery located in downtown Ludlow, Kentucky. The term “second sight” refers to an extrasensory ability to see vision...
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
Silent Brigade Distillery produces “hand crafted” premium spirits by using only the best local grains and ingredients resulting in a one of a kind tasting experien...
Bourbon, Horses & History Lexington, KY
Come on down to taste some locally-brewed craft beer!
Northern Kentucky River Region Bardstown, KY
Tour Times: Monday thru Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the hour; Sunday, 12:30; 1:30; 2:30; 3:30 p.m. (March - December).  Gift Shop/Visitor Center Hours: Monday thru...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
We brew the spectrum of beers within these familiar categories: Hop   Hopster's knew hops were cool before they were cool! At Against The Grain we will always ha...
Bourbon, Horses & History Lexington, KY
At Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company — better known as Kentucky Ale® — in downtown Lexington, we have been brewing award-winning beers s...
Bourbon, Horses & History Danville, KY
Get a spectacular brew from the oldest brewery in the per-capita microbrew capital of the world: Danville, Kentucky. We're passionate about brewing great beer and enjoying new...
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