Distillery Food Experiences

Just as there’s more to bourbon than corn and grain, there’s more to Kentucky’s famed distilleries than just the liquid gold they create. From elegant restaurants and riverside taverns to casual cafés and gourmet chocolate pairings, Bluegrass State distilleries are ready to tantalize your taste buds.

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Alex&nder, Copper & Kings

Using traditional copper pot distillation methods, Copper & Kings in Louisville crafts pure American brandies with uncompromising standards. That same care goes into the food lovingly prepared in the distillery’s upscale restaurant, Alex&nder, offering dazzling views of the downtown skyline.

Photo courtesy of Louisville Tourism Commission

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Star Hill Provisions, Maker’s Mark

Bourbon connoisseurs are familiar with the iconic red wax seal that tops every bottle of Maker’s Mark, but few know this distillery in Loretto is also home to an acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant. Star Hill Provisions offers a seasonal menu of locally sourced and inspired ingredients.

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Firehouse Sandwich Stop, Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace in Frankfort has been crafting fine bourbon for more than 200 years as the oldest continuously operating distillery in America. Today, Buffalo Trace offers the cure for what ails you in the form of great bourbon, barbecue and burgoo at the Firehouse Sandwich Stop.

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The Kitchen & Bar, Bardstown Bourbon Company

Situated on 100 acres in the “Bourbon Capital of the World,” Bardstown Bourbon Company is one of the world’s most technically advanced whiskey distilleries. Flavors coming out of The Kitchen & Bar are just as complex, thanks to a mouthwatering selection of scratch-made, Southern-inspired dishes.

Inside Glenn's Creek: 4-Top dark wood tables with black chairs and lantern centerpieces with candles in them

Glenn’s Creek Café, Woodford Reserve

Dating back to 1812, Woodford Reserve is a National Historic Landmark in a pastoral setting tucked among the rolling hills of Versailles. A pillar on Kentucky’s culinary scene, chef-in-residence Ouita Michel leads the kitchen at the distillery’s Glenn Creek Café, offering specialty coffees and light fare.

Outdoor Seating at Elkhorn Tavern at the Distillery District

Elkhorn Tavern, Barrel House Distillery

Located inside the historic 1780 barreling house of the old James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington, Barrel House Distillery is committed to producing spirits using methods made famous by some of Kentucky’s most storied bourbon-makers. The distillery’s Elkhorn Tavern showcases them with great regional fare.

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Chocolate Pairings, Lux Row

After hiring other distillers to blend its bourbon for more than 40 years, Luxco opened its own facility in Bardstown called Lux Row. After taking a tour, you can enjoy a premium bourbon tasting and chocolate pairing – with a souvenir glass to take home with you.

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Delicious Food on Tap at Kentucky’s Bourbon Distilleries