Wallace Station Deli & Bakery is housed in a historic country store along scenic Old Frankfort Pike. Opened by Ouita and Chris Michel in 2003, Wallace is known for its jumbo panini sandwiches, burgers, salads, irresistible bakery case and breakfast sandwiches. Visitors will find our own Bourbon Mustard on sandwiches and in jars available for purchase. Desserts include huge homemade cookies, brownies, pies and more. Our Danger Brownie is topped with a Bourbon Bon Bon! Guy Fieri of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” said our Big Brown Burger was “one of the Top 5 I’ve ever had!” Just minutes south of I-64 off Exit 65. Beer, outdoor dining available. Open 7 days a week. Visit wallacestation.com for hours and menu.
Admire the Bluegrass horse farm scenery while enjoying a fabulous breakfast, lunch or dinner at Windy Corner Market, 1 mile off historic Paris Pike just north of Lexington. Windy Corner is fashioned after an old-time country store. Chef Ouita Michel’s locally sourced menu features Po-Boy sandwiches, burgers, salads, seafood, breakfast, bakery goodies, soft-serve ice cream and more. Try a Kentucky Boy po-boy with pulled pork and our own Bourbon Barbecue Sauce! Dinner specials range from meatloaf to steak, from shrimp and grits to catfish. Wine and beer are available. Shop the shelves along the walls for delicious Kentucky Proud jams, sauces, flours and more. Open 7 days a week. Go to windycornermarket.com for hours and menus.
Chef Ouita Michel opened the Midway School Bakery in the cafeteria of the former Midway High School, built in 1924, in historic Midway. Guests will see staff in the open kitchen create scratch-made doughnuts, cookies, pies, breads and more. Coffee and espresso service are on the menu, including our Bluegrass Mocha with Bourbon Chocolate Sauce. Free wi-fi is available. Bakery shelves are lined with Kentucky products such as Midway Honey, Woodford County’s award-winning Country Rock Sorghum, Wallace Station Bourbon Mustard, Ruth Hunt Candies, Windy Corner Market Pickled Okra, Weisenberger flours and mixes and gift baskets. See Chef Carrie’s Gluten-free Zone for muffins and her popular sandwich bread! Midway School Bakery goods also available at Windy Corner Market and Wallace Station Deli. Exit 65 off I-64. Open 7 days a week. Visit midwayschoolbakery.com for hours and menu.
Enjoy a delicious lunch along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail at Woodford Reserve Distillery’s Picnic on the Porch! Chef Ouita Michel’s culinary team prepares fresh sandwiches, soups, snacks and desserts using the best local ingredients. Many menu items have been created with a hint of Bourbon, such as our Bourbon Chili! Dine inside or on the distillery’s expansive porch overlooking the scenic grounds and beautiful Glenn’s Creek. Open 7 days a week April-October. Special events and tastings scheduled throughout the year; visit woodfordreserve.com for hours and more information.
Ale-8-One soft drink has been bottled in Winchester since 1926 and is the only soft drink invented in Kentucky still in existence. Today the great, great nephew of G. L. Wainscott still mixes up the closely guarded family secret using Wainscott’s hand-written notes for this ginger-blended recipe.
This Kentucky beverage is under limited distribution making it a staple item for travelers to pick up while in the Bluegrass state. While watching the horse races at Keeneland you will often hear locals ordering “Ale-8-One with bourbon, please.”
Tours of the factory are offered on Friday mornings by appointment. The Ale-8-One Company Store is located in the main office building at 25 Carol Road, Winchester, Kentucky. For more info, visit their website.
We invite you to visit Danville, KY and Boyle County and experience our treasure trove of historic sites, scenic bluegrass vistas and cultural assets. Whether you visit our idyllic Main Street in Danville; the Civil War Battlefield and Merchant’s Row in Perryville; or the Knobs and natural beauty of Forkland; you will see why Boyle County is where “Preservation meets Progress.” We invite you to come and discover why “it’s better here”.
As a Kentucky native who grew up in Midway on Lundy Farm, chef Jonathan Lundy is a culinary ambassador for the Bluegrass. The restaurant is a culinary reflection of its Bluegrass setting, and the menu puts a stylish and often whimsical culinary spin on traditional Kentucky dishes. Seasonal inspirations come to Jonathan from regional farmers and producers, and Kentucky bourbon is featured in a variety of dishes. The restaurant has been featured in such publications as Garden & Gun, Sante, Plate, and Culinary Review. Jonathan’s cookbook Jonathan’s Bluegrass Table was released in 2009 to the delight of Kentucky cooks who had been clamoring for his recipes. The restaurant is located within the historic Gratz Park Inn in the heart of the oldest Historic District in Lexington. To see a menu or make reservations, visit the website.
Lexington’s only historic boutique hotel the Gratz Park Inn exemplifies the southern grace and charm for which Lexington is known. Nestled in the heart of downtown’s historic district located only two blocks from Main Street, the inn is part of a collection of 16 distinctive buildings occupying land first settled in 1781. Gratz Park Inn is surrounded by fabulous eateries – including the onsite restaurant, Jonathan at Gratz Park – Lexington’s best fashion boutiques, great antique shopping, historical landmarks, as well as nightlife and live entertainment at the Lexington Opera House or Kentucky Theatre. The inn is comprised of 41 beautifully appointed, individually decorated, luxurious rooms. Spacious and pleasing, each room is filled with antique reproduction furniture, fine woods and rich fabrics and regionally produced art. For more info please visit their website.
While in Bardstown make sure to check out the Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace! Located in the newly renovated Mary May House in the heart of downtown historic Bardstown. Stop in and shop for bourbon souvenirs and gifts. Visit our boutique liquor store and end your visit at our unique bourbon bar sampling the best Bourbons the Kentucky Bourbon Trail has to offer! Visit website for more information.
Smithtown Seafood is Lexington’s newest farm-to-table restaurant, located in the Bread Box on West Sixth Street. We make everything on the menu from scratch, and whenever possible, with locally raised ingredients. Our menu is both familiar and creative, emphasizing local foods and old-fashioned Kentucky recipes in dishes such as Beer Cheese with West Sixth Smithtown Brown Beer and wild-caught fried catfish, flavorful salads and ethnic seafood dishes such as fish tacos and Tilapia African Style, vegetarian specialties and much more.
Order at Smithtown’s counter and we’ll prepare your food to go, or find a seat in neighboring West Sixth Brewing’s beer garden and our staff will deliver your order to you. In our display case, guests will see fresh wild-caught catfish from the St. Johns River in Florida, fresh head-on Canaveral white shrimp and royal red shrimp, fresh oysters and other fresh fish that is sustainably raised or responsibly farmed from U.S. and Kentucky sources. Our fresh fish is available by the pound to take home.
Check us out at: Smithtown Seafood
In Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World™ and Most Beautiful Small Town in America, you have many opportunities to enjoy a hands-on tour and Sample our Spirit at one or more distilleries that are part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience or the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour™. Surround yourself in our Bourbon Heritage and see why Bardstown is to Bourbon what Napa Valley is to wine.
Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist & Convention Commission
One Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004
Welcome to Bullitt County! Located on I-65 just 20 minutes south of downtown Louisville, we offer visitors the convenience of being near a thriving metropolitan area while lodging amid the gentle atmosphere of Southern hospitality. Surrounded by the scenic beauty of our natural landscape, visitors can enjoy great hotels, a plethora of dining options, outlet shopping, four award-winning wineries, a nationally acclaimed golf course, and a world renowned arboretum and research forest. All this and more make Bullitt County’s Clermont, Shepherdsville and Brooks areas great stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour.
Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism
395 Paroquet Springs Drive
Welcome to Kentucky’s newest luxury and ONLY Bourbon themed full-service hotel, the Marriott Louisville East! Located off I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane, the hotel is a perfect location for your start or finish of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour. Come and try a true taste of Kentucky at Marriott’s unique restaurant and bar, Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen and Lounge. Here you’ll find over 80 Bourbons under one roof as well as Bourbon-enhanced cocktails and food. Come and see the hotel who recently won Best New Marriott Product for 2012!
Want to leave the driving, planning, scheduling with confirmed reservations, safe transportation and worrying about directions to someone else? Contact Mint Julep Tours–they plan the entire adventure, start to finish, so you can relax and leave the trip to them. They have many packages to choose from, so check their website or call 502.583.1433 for details.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Central Kentucky sits Lawrenceburg, a quaint and historic community. It’s a place where the Bourbon is as old as the community and the wine is nationally acclaimed. Where one family’s tobacco-growing heritage has spawned a world renowned cigar factory. Also, where there resides a permanent living tribute to Kentucky’s soldiers, who have fallen in the war on terror. Visit our downtown to shop for antiques or dine at one of our local eateries. The hospitality is warm and the location is scenic.
Located in the geographical heart of Kentucky and now an Official Trailhead of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail™, Lebanon is in the Heart of the Bourbon Belt. With Maker’s Mark & Limestone Branch distilleries located here, as well as the Kentucky Cooperage, we’re as close to Bourbon as it gets. Encounter a rich Bourbon experience, deep spiritual legacies, and a community that thrives on its unique history and heritage.
Located in Historic Harrodsburg, the Beaumont Inn is a Central Kentucky staple. Owned and operated by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Dedman family, Beaumont Inn has been a Kentucky tradition for over 95 years. Enjoy the Beaumont Inn’s white-table-clothed Main Dining Room or sample their more relaxed fare in either The Old Owl Tavern or The Owl’s Nest Pub where you can also sample any of their collection of fine Kentucky Bourbons from a list that totals well over 50 selections.
The Woodford Inn is a historic Kentucky bed & breakfast nestled among the beautiful horse farms of central Kentucky. We’re located just outside of Lexington, KY in the heart of historic Versailles. The Woodford Inn is just a short drive to several famous area attractions including the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Race Course, and several of the bourbon distilleries near the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour. Be sure to stop into Addie’s, our restaurant that features a full Bourbon bar and fantastic food.
R&R Limousine is an Official Sponsor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour. Providing service to the extreme, they have ten packages to choose from, so you’re sure to be able to visit the distillery of your favorite Bourbon, or let them design a custom package tailored just for you based on the time you wish to spend. Check their website for details or call 800‐582‐5576.
The Old Talbott Tavern has been nationally recognized for its significant place in American History. Since the late 1700s, the Old Talbott Tavern on Court Square in Bardstown has provided shelter, food and drink to American travelers. It has been a silent witness to a stunning array of historical personages and events right out of the pages of American history. In the dining room our kitchen staff has developed some new delicious and exciting tastes to our traditional foods. Our Bourbon Bar is the world’s oldest and sure not to disappoint. As all taverns, we still offer food, lodging and event management for larger groups.
Kentucky’s premiere bourbon chocolatier! If you are looking for a small company dedicated to making small batches of balanced bourbon chocolate truffles, you have found the right place. Art Eatables is located in downtown Louisville.