The oldest and smallest distillery in Kentucky traces its origins to 1797 when Elijah Pepper began distilling in Woodford County. This National Landmark crafts Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, along with our new expression Double Oaked. Experience the only copper pot still and triple distillation process used to handcraft Bourbon today.
Hours of Operation & Gift Shop
Monday – Saturday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday (March – December Only)
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST
Closed on major national holidays.
We are experiencing a significant renovation to our visitor center so we ask for your patience as we progress on our expansion project.
We offer the following tours at our distillery:
The Bourbon Discovery Tour is a one-hour overview of how we craft Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select. Tours are offered Monday – Saturday at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. On Sundays tours are offered at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Maximum capacity is 30 guests. Reservations are not accepted and tours are first come, first serve. However if you have a group of 18 guests or more, please call our Guest Services line at 859-879-1812 to let us know. Tickets are $7.00 per person for those 18 years of age and older. Be sure to check for details on the popular Picnic on the Porch menu available seasonally.
The National Historic Landmark Tour is a two-hour session that delves into the rich history and authentic architecture of our property. This tour is offered Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. Maximum capacity is 20 guests. Reservations are required and can be made by calling our Guest Services Coordinator at 859-879-1921. Tickets are $25.00 per person.
The Corn to Cork Tour is a two-hour session that looks in-depth at the chemical and sensory aspects of making Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select. This tour is offered Tuesday and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Maximum capacity is 6 guests. Reservations are required and can be made by calling our Guest Services Coordinator at 859-879-1921. Tickets are $25.00 per person.
7855 McCracken Pike
Versailles, Kentucky 40383