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Shepherdsville: A One-of-a-Kind ‘Bourbon Casual’ Adventure!



By Shar Scanlon

Jim Beam Country

Shepherdsville, Kentucky, is “Jim Beam Country” – home to the #1 selling bourbon in the world and located just 20 miles south of Louisville on I-65.

The Jim Beam American Stillhouse’s “behind-the-scenes” tour offers an interactive, sensory and creative distillery experience. From its two-story interactive display and gift shop to the pilot plant highlighting the distilling process, the tasting room experience, on-site Kentucky-themed restaurant (Fred’s Smokehouse) and scenic grounds, a day at the Jim Beam Distillery is one of Kentucky’s must-see Unbridled Experiences.

Wine & Whiskey Trail

Within a 9 mile radius, you will find our Wine & Whiskey Trail along beautiful Kentucky backroads. In addition to the Jim Beam American Stillhouse, the trail includes: Four Roses Bourbon Visitor Experience and four award-winning local wineries – Brooks Hill, Forest EdgeWight-Meyer and MillaNova Winery.

Bernheim Forest & Family Adventures

Families and adventure-seekers alike will enjoy hiking, biking and year-round special events at Bernheim Forest. The forest is larger than the island of Manhattan and includes lakes, gardens, trails, a children’s play area and a Leeds Certified Visitors’ Center. Other attractions include: Kart Country, home to the longest go-kart track in the world; Heritage Hill Golf Club’s award-winning golf course; and a variety of parks and recreational activities and events highlighted on

A Shopping Adventure

Shop at Amazon’s Shoes & More Outlet or the Donna Sharp Quilt & Hand Bag Outlet, plus visit seasonal outdoor markets including The Most Awesome Flea Market in the World. Shop distillery and winery gift shops, as well as the gift boutique at the Fire Art Glass Gallery. With a stay in Shepherdsville, you are also only minutes from Kentucky’s newest outlet mall, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

Ready to explore everything this area has to offer? Shepherdsville also has more than 1,000 affordable hotel rooms conveniently located off I-65 (Exits 117 & 121) only 20 minutes south of Louisville. Plan your Shepherdsville getaway – a casual, well-rounded Kentucky vacation at the gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail that embodies the heart of Kentucky’s Unbridled Spirit!


If You Go

Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission
(502) 543-8687, (800) 526-2068,

Jim Beam American Stillhouse
(502) 543-2221,

Shepherdsville Wine & Whiskey Trail
(502) 543-8687,

Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling Tour
(502) 543-2264,

Wight-Meyer Winery
(502) 921-0267,

Brooks Hill Winery
(502) 957-7810,

Forest Edge Winery
(502) 531-9610,

MillaNova Winery
(502) 664-8304,

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest
(502) 955-8512,

Kart Kountry
(502) 543-9588,

Heritage Hill Golf Club
(502) 531-0606, Shoes & More Outlet
(502) 921-3939,

Donna Sharp Quilt & Hand Bag Outlet
(888) 810-1003,

The Most Awesome Flea Market in the World

Fire Art Glass Gallery
(502) 955-1010,

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
(502) 722-5558,

Kentucky Bourbon Trail
(502) 875-9351,