Craft Breweries & Spirits

Though whiskey distilleries are a major part of Kentucky’s heritage, craft beer breweries are the newest among Kentucky’s more spirited offerings.

In Lexington and Louisville especially, craft breweries/bars have quickly become popular, trendy places to hang out, eat and drink. Even distillers are getting in on the craft trend, with specialty whiskey bars that are more intimate than sprawling distilling facilities.

Craft breweries are local places to enjoy flavorful, authentic, and creative brew-making.

Lexington Craft Beer Week held annually in May features tastings and special events highlighting Lexington’s craft beer scene, and Louisville hosts the Louisville Craft Beer Week in September.

Find more craft breweries around the state and plan a visit! 

Bluegrass Distillers is a craft bourbon distillery in Lexington Kentucky the heart of the bluegrass and the horse capital of the world. Embodying the spirit of thoroughbred racing, the craft whiskeys and bourbons are distilled with excellence evoking tradition, class, and intensity with each sip. Our recipes are formulated in house and each batch hand crafted with local and organic ingredients. Following distillation, our spirits are aged to perfection in charred white oak barrels. We invite you to taste our unique blends and discover why they are all the rage.
Lexington, KY
Bluegrass Distillers is a locally owned craft bourbon distillery Lexington, KY in the heart of the Kentucky bluegrass in the horse capital of the world. Embodying the spirit o...
Boone County Distilling Company
Boone County, KY
  Reminiscent of the days when bourbon was celebrated as the Life-blood of the region, our new distillery is 5,000 square feet set on 2.5 acres. It includes a 500-...
Georgetown, KY
Come in and grab a taste of their products that are crafted 100% unique. It’s always time for Bourbon 30 when you’re in the Bluegrass. Open Monday - Thursday:...


Casey Jones
Hopkinsville, KY
Casey Jones Distillery produces authentic distilled spirits products, in a Casey Jones Design wagon-bed still. These spirits are made with the same hush-hush guarded family r...
Copper & Kings American Brandy
Louisville, KY
We use traditional copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional craft-distilled, natural, Pure Pot-still brandies. Our brandies are batch distilled exclusively in copp...
Tasting Room and Tour Waiting Area inside Corsair Distillery in downtown Bowling Green.
Bowling Green, KY
An independent craft distillery handcrafting small batches of spirits and whiskey using classic pot stills. Part of the Kentucky Craft Bourbon Trail, relax in Corsair's ne...
Good times at Dueling Grounds Distillery
Franklin, KY
We are a start up whiskey Distillery located in Franklin, KY. The origin of our name is because Franklin was home to infamous dueling grounds. One notorious duel was on Septem...
Home of Jefferson
Crestwood, KY
Kentucky Artisan Distillery was developed by Chris Miller, Michael Loring, and Stephen Thompson with three of objectives: to provide an opportunity for others to distill their...
Limestone Branch Distillery
Lebanon, KY
There’s a new stop on the tasting route of Kentucky distilleries. It’s a small, family-owned and operated distillery called Limestone Branch. While most of the dis...
MB Roland Distillery
Pembroke, KY
MB Roland Distillery is a small-scale, craft distillery that uses local grains to produce quality, handmade distilled spirits to include Kentucky bourbon, whiskies and spir...