Nestled in the rolling Kentucky hills lies the Bourbon Capital of the World® and an Official Gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® journey. 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?
Want to leave the driving and planning to someone else? Book your tours and transportation in advance with Pegasus Distillery Experiences, Mint Julep Experiences, or Kentucky Bourbon Boys and all you have to do is enjoy your time Kentucky!
We have overhauled the passport you know and love and turned it into a beautiful, 150+ page booklet that will help you on your journey! The new Bourbon Trail™ Passport & Field Guide includes all 18 KBT® distilleries as well as all 23 KBT Craft Tour distilleries. Books can be purchased at all participating distilleries or in advance here (all proceeds go towards furthering responsibility and sustainability efforts across the Commonwealth). Click here to learn more about the Bourbon Trail™ Passport & Field Guide.
When planning your trip, keep in mind that Bardstown is more rural than Louisville and Lexington, and on-demand ride services may not be available. Click here to see your transportation options in and around Bardstown…planning ahead is key!