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10 Distilleries and Spirit Destinations in Kentucky

From the bluegrass fields and Cumberland Mountains to the large cities of Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky pays tribute to its bourbon, whiskey, and wine legacy. 

Here are 10 cherished, and legendary distilleries towns to explore with a stay at over 30 Best Western hotels:

1. Visit Bardstown, which is home to three fine distilleries: Barton 1792, known for its tours and tastings, Heaven Hill, the seventh largest spirit supplier, and Willett Distilling Company, producer of brands like Rowan's Creek and Noah's Mill.

2. Stop by the Jim Beam Distillery, home of the best selling Jim Beam bourbon whiskey, and located near Shepherdsville.

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Bourbon Tap

3. Tour the Four Roses Distillery, which offers tastes from its celebrate line of bourbons, and complement it with a taste of a Wild Turkey spirit at the Wild Turkey Distillery. Both are located in Lawrenceburg.

4. Catch a taste of moonshine among shots of bourbon and rye whiskey at Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, located between Campbellsville and Bardstown.

5. Visit vibrant Lexington's distinct distilleries, which include the Barrel House Distilling Co., makers of oak rum, vodka, and moonshine, and the Town Branch Bourbon, which brews Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.

Good times at the Grille

Barrels of Bourbon

6. Visit the Lexington area's famous wineries and brewries, which include the Grimes Mill Winery, home of white, blush, and red wines, the Talon Winery & Vineyards, producers of chardonnays and syrahs, or the West Sixth Brewing Company, which offers hand-crafted IPAs, ambers, and more to its guests. Drive in from nearby Winchester or Georgetown.

7. Explore the Maker's Mark Distillery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offering tastes of small-batch bourbon whiskey, located near Elizabethtown.

8. Visit the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville, located in the city's famous "Whiskey Row" and home to the famous Evan Williams bourbon line.

9. Take a tour of the New Riff Distillery, located near Florence and home to a number of distillery tours located in an urban setting.

10. Pay a visit to the Woodford Reserve Distillery, located between Lawrenceburg and Lexington, and have a taste of the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


Best Western Campbellsville Inn

1400 E Broadway Street, Campbellsville KY 42718-1569
Phone: +1 270-465-7001  |  Fax: (270) 465-4949  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Inn Florence

7821 Commerce Drive, Florence KY 41042-1569
Phone: +1 859-525-0090  |  Fax: (859) 525-6743  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Georgetown Corporate Center Hotel

132 Darby Drive, Georgetown KY 40324-8715
Phone: +1 502-868-0055  |  Fax: (502) 863-1586  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Lawrenceburg Inn

200 Plaza Drive, Lawrenceburg KY 40342-9075
Phone: +1 502-839-3444  |  Fax: (502) 839-1070  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Louisville East

9802 Bunsen Way, Louisville KY 40299-2548
Phone: +1 502-499-0000  |  Fax: (502) 493-2905  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Shepherdsville

211 S Lakeview Drive, Shepherdsville KY 40165-7128
Phone: +1 502-543-7097  |  Fax: (502) 543-2407  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Winchester Hotel

1307 W Lexington Avenue, Winchester KY 40391-1128
Phone: +1 859-744-7210  |  Fax: (859) 744-3354  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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