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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.