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There's Only One Bourbon Country

Follow a Bourbon Trail to see and taste it all

The Scots have their Scotch. Italians, their wine. Russians, their Vodka. In America, we’ve got our Bourbon. Known as “America’s Native Spirit,” it’s the only alcohol that is a distinctive product of the United States.

In Kentucky, we take pride in that, especially considering 95 percent of this corn-based, caramel colored sipping icon is distilled, aged and bottled right here in the state’s Bourbon Country. It’s big business for the Bluegrass State. But more than industry, Bourbon is a culture, a history and heritage built by generations of Kentuckians from as early as the late 18th century.

Today, you too can experience the culture of Kentucky Bourbon Country – hit the high points on a self-guided bourbon trail or just stop by your favorite distillery for a tour.

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Take the legendary Kentucky Bourbon Trail through the heart of bourbon country and stop in on eight of the state’s distilleries including Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam and Woodford Reserve. The Kentucky Bourbon trail allows you to tour Bourbon Country and experience the bourbon making process, view the facilities,  amazingly beautiful surrounding landscapes, and stick around for an after-tour bourbon tasting.

Urban Bourbon Trail

Headed back to the city? Once you’re done with your tour of bourbon country, the Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville – a bourbon town if there ever was one – should be your next stop. The trail consists of “the world’s best bourbon bars,” all of which must serve at least 50 different kinds of Bourbon and hold at least one Bourbon-related event each month. Many even specialize in bourbon-related food dishes.

Other Bourbon Distilleries

Other Kentucky bourbon distilleries are also located in Bourbon Country.  Distilleries such as Buffalo Trace and Barton 1792 Distillery are definitely worth visiting, and offer exciting tours and free tastings.

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Bardstown, KY
www.1792bourbon.com
Tour a fully operating distillery in Bardstown. All ages welcome.
We can accomodate any size group!
Lexington, KY
www.bluegrasstours.com
Blue Grass Tours & Charters in Central Kentucky's oldest tour and travel company.  The extensive fleet includes 55 and 47 passenger motorcoaches, executive custom coa...
Freddie
Frankfort, KY
www.buffalotracedistillery.com/
In Kentucky, buffalo carved a pathway that was followed by America's early pioneers. On the spot where the buffalo migration route crossed the Kentucky River, we've been makin...
Four Roses Distillery
Lawrenceburg, KY
www.fourrosesbourbon.com/
Tour the Four Roses-brand distillery that was built in the Spanish architectural style.
The purpose of fun is to have some...So come join us!
Louisville, KY
www.mintjuleptours.com
At Mint Julep Tours our motto is: The purpose of fun is to have some...So come join us! Our commitment to sharing the traditions from Kentuckian's before us inspires the creat...
Hardin, KY
www.lblmoonshine.com
Craft Distillery  LBL Moonshine
Lexington, KY
www.kentuckyale.com/tours
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail now runs through Lexington because of its only craft member, Town Branch® Bourbon. One of bourbon’s most distinctive qualitie...
Louisville, KY
www.bourboncountry.com
Centered around Louisville the Urban Bourbon Trail is over 20 establishments. Hotels, bars and restaurants, each offering an unique Bourbon experience whether it be a Bourbon ...
Lexington, KY
www.westsixth.com
Come on down to taste some locally-brewed craft beer!
Lawrenceburg, KY
www.wildturkeybourbon.com
Home of Wild Turkey, 101 proof bourbon. Gift shop hours: 8:30am til 4:30pm. Tours are available Monday through Saturday at 9am; 10:30am; 12:30pm; and 2:30pm. Call for holiday ...
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