Bourbon Country

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Bourbon Country

Explore the birthplace of bourbon and embark on your own tasting tour around Kentucky – from distilleries, trails and tours to cocktail bars putting a new spin on America’s native spirit.

If you want to discover (and taste) the true spirit of Kentucky, you come to Bourbon Country. According to legend, it was here that Elijah Craig – a Baptist minister by trade – first aged corn whiskey in a charred oak barrel back in 1789, creating the original batch of Kentucky bourbon.

Today, America’s native spirit is crafted with pride and care only in the Bluegrass State. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or coming back for another round, Kentucky has a bourbon experience for every taste. Explore the attractions below and make your trip to Bourbon Country one for the history books.

A group of people take a tour at a Kentucky bourbon distillery

Visit Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries


Bourbon Experiences

Exterior of Jim Beam barn with white paint with Jim Beam logo

Kentucky Bourbon Experiences

Visit the most legendary bourbon distilleries in the country on this trail that travels through the heart of Bourbon Country.

A bartender pours a tasting glass of bourbon at Bluegrass Distillers in Lexington

Kentucky Craft Bourbon Experiences

Trailblazers come in all shapes and sizes. This offshoot takes you to 20 craft distilleries that more than hold their own against the big dogs.

A female bartender shakes a cocktail at a bourbon bar on the B-Line in Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky B-Line

The Northern Kentucky River Region boasts an impressive lineup of distilleries and bourbon bars. Find your sipping point on this buzzworthy trail.

Bourbon pours into a giant bourbon glass at a display at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in Louisville, KY

Urban Kentucky Bourbon Experiences

Sip your way across Louisville on this trail which features more than 40 outstanding bars, restaurants and other urban bourbon haunts.