Experience the best of Kentucky Bourbon with our handcrafted travel itineraries. With 46+ distilleries to discover, adventure is waiting at every turn.
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This is what you came here for! Learn how to tackle this 18 distillery adventure, or pick and choose experiences as they strike your fancy. Take our word for it – we’ve been there, done that, 5 stars, would highly recommend.
Want more? We thought so. That’s why we created the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® – a 28 distillery excursion broken into 4 easy regions. You’ll see Kentucky like you’ve never seen it before.
You told us to “make it a double” and we’re here to serve. This trip planner combines the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® experiences into one epic guide. Pack your bags and buckle up!
These four cities are the perfect place to start your journey. Access the world’s greatest distilleries. Try Bourbon-driven local eats. Uncover the story behind every bottle, one sip at a time.
Nestled in the rolling Kentucky hills lies the Bourbon Capital of the World® and an Official Gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail™. The tradition of distilling runs deep in historic Bardstown, a vibrant community with all the small-town charm you’d expect in any Southern city. Bourbon, history, and mouth watering meals are calling – what are you waiting for?
Welcome to Lexington, or as we like to call it – Bourbonland! With an expansive culinary scene brimming with innovative bars and restaurants, hotels for every style and budget, eclectic shopping, plus a bustling creative culture that affords ample opportunities for entertainment, the Horse Capital of the World is the ideal spot to launch your Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure.
Start your Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure in Louisville – the city whose official drink is the Old Fashioned! Begin your journey at the official starting point, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center at the Frazier Museum. Make time to peruse their Spirit of Kentucky® Bourbon exhibition, get you picture taken in the bottle room, and look for the secret speakeasy entrance. Ask the helpful Bourbon concierge for trip info, and set out for Bourbon exploration!
Northern Kentucky – or NKY as the locals call it – is quite literally where the South begins! You’ll notice a mixture of north and south from German fusion in their culinary and brewing heritage, and their penchant for good ‘ol southern fried chicken and whiskey.