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Limestone Branch Distillery


March 9, 2018

For immediate release



It’s a new event with a new concept: Bring together some of the best in craft bourbon distilling, craft beer making, and craft wine-making, all in one place.


Limestone Branch Distillery will host its first-ever Handcraft Spirits Festival for craft bourbon, beer and wine enthusiasts on April 14, 2018. The festival will be held on the grounds at Limestone Branch Distillery, 1280 Veterans Memorial Highway in Lebanon, the Heart of Kentucky.


The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; parking on the grounds will be free.


There will be no admission to enter the festival.


The Handcraft Spirits Festival is the first of its kind to have this variety of bourbon, beer and wine in one location. Twelve distilleries, two wineries and two breweries will be onsite displaying their products.


During the event, patrons will be able to enjoy and purchase handcraft bourbon cocktails, and craft wine and beer. It will be a festival format with the opportunity to walk around the distillery and its grounds, and enjoy free music and Kentucky spirits.


There will be food vendors onsite, as well, including barbecue.


“I’m very excited to host the next generation of Kentucky distilleries,” said Steve Beam, distiller at Limestone Branch Distillery. It was Beam who came up with the idea for the event, and his distillery is host of the festival.


“This event showcases some of the best Kentucky craft distilleries and spirits, and gives festival attendees a great look at what’s to come,” said Beam. “I think it also shows the unique cooperation and synergies that we in this business all share.”


For more information, and additional details about the Handcraft Spirits Festival, visit Limestone Branch Distillery on Facebook. Or call Jennifer Spalding, event coordinator, at 270.699.9004.


Here’s a look at the individual exhibitors:


~Barrel House Distilling Company is located in Lexington, KY, and is the home of Rockcastle Bourbon, Pure Blue Vodka, Devil John Moonshine and more. Visit the website here:


~Bluegrass Distillers, located in Lexington, KY, is home to its Wheated Bourbon, High Rye Bourbon, Blue Corn Bourbon and more. Visit the website here:


~Boone County Distilling Co is located in the northern hills of Kentucky, in Boone County. It’s the home of Eighteen 33 Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 12YR Single Barrel and more. Visit the website right here:


~Casey Jones Distillery is located in Hopkinsville, KY, and is the down-home proud maker of Casey’s Cut 92, Casey’s Barrel Cut and more. Visit the website right here:


~Country Boy Brewing, in Lexington and Georgetown, KY, was founded by four Kentucky boys with a passion for unique craft beer. Their products include Cougar Bait, Ghost Gose, and more. Visit the website right here:


~Equus Run Vineyards produces wines at their fabulous winery in Midway, KY, where they offer tours, lodging and more. Visit the website right here:


~Flywheel Brewing is committed to bringing brewing back to the Heartland, and they brew beers on the premises in Elizabethtown, KY. Visit the website right here:


~Hartfield & Co. is the first and only distillery in Bourbon County, KY, since 1919. It’s a small batch distillery located in Paris, KY. Visit the website right here:


~Jeptha Creed Distillery is a family-owned craft distillery that sits on 64 Kentucky acres near Louisville, KY. It’s the home of Bloody Butcher’s Creed Straight Bourbon Wiskey and more. Visit the website right here:


~Jesters Winery & Cafe is a nationally awarded winery located near Maker’s Mark in Marion County, Kentucky. They’re the home of bourbon barrel wines, as well as European-inspired wines. Visit their Facebook page here:


~Kentucky Artisan Distillery is located in Crestwood, KY. It’s the home of Whiskey Row Bourbon, Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon and more. To visit the website, go here:


~Limestone Branch Distillery, in Lebanon, the Heart of Kentucky, is the host of the Handcraft Spirits Festival. Limestone is home of world-famous Yellowstone bourbon and much more. To visit the website, go here:


~MB Roland Distillery is located in Pembroke, Christian County, Kentucky. It’s home of the MB Roland Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, Kentucky Dark Fired Whiskey and much more. To visit the website, go here:


~The Neeley Family Distillery is a unique craft distillery and family operation located in Sparta, KY, near the Kentucky Speedway. It produces bourbon, authentic moonshine and more. Visit the Facebook page right here:


~The Old Pogue Distillery has a history dating back to the years following the Civil War. Located in Maysville, KY, it’s the home of Old Pogue Bourbon and more. To get to the website, go here:


~Wilderness Trail Distillery has a commitment to the pioneering spirit, and is located near Danville, KY. Their spirits include Blue Heron Vodka, Harvest Rum and Wilderness Trail Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey,. and more. Visit the website right here:




MEDIA, BOURBON MEDIA, TOUR MANAGERS, BLOGGERS: Available to help you make special arrangements, if necessary, please contact:
Jennifer Spalding, Limestone Branch Distillery event coordinator, 270.699.9004, for everything involving the Handcraft Spirits Festival


John Bramel, Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, for information and assistance with all aspects of the Heart of Kentucky tourist community, 270.699.1876.