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Clermont’s Jim Beam Distillery

A Famous Stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail


A trek along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail isn’t complete without visiting the famed Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont. Found south of Louisville, and just eight miles southeast of Shepherdsville, the Jim Beam Distillery is home to the world’s best selling bourbon.

Free to the pubic, Jim Beam Distillery is best explored through Heritage Tours – held Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. March through December. During the tour, guests will be guided through the oldest rackhouse – packed with more than 20,000 barrels of bourbon – and offered a sampling of two ultra premium Jim Beam spirits.

Get a some shopping in during your time on the trail. Stop by the American Outpost and grab a Jim Beam Distillery souvenir bottle, signed by seventh generation Beam master distiller Fred Noe. Then visit the distillery store for more Jim Beam gifts; open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 4:30 p.m.

Unload your new finds at the nearby Best Western hotel in Shepherdsville, or make the trip to Louisville for more fun in the Bluegrass State.

Home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville consists of great restaurants, attractions, and live music. Looking for barbeque in Derby City? Check out Big Ben's Bar-B-Q on West Market Street, the Hickory House on South Preston Street, and Pig Out Bar-B-Que along the Dixie Highway. Get your ears ready for local music at annual events like the Kentucky State Fair, or xplore Louisville's bluegrass bars and clubs like Lisa's Oak Street Lounge, Headliners Music Hall, and the Hideaway Saloon on Bardstown Road.

Rest on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail at a Best Western hotel in Louisville, and enjoy your time in Bourbon Country.


Choose from these Distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail:

Jim Beam Distillery Heaven Hill Distilleries Maker's Mark Distillery
Four Roses Distillery Wild Turkey Distillery Woodford Reserve Distillery


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


BEST WESTERN Airport East/Expo Center

1921 Bishop Ln, Louisville KY 40218-1901
Phone: (502) 456-4411  |  Fax: (502) 456-2592  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


BEST WESTERN Louisville East

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



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

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