Kentucky Bourbon

Barrels Aging in a Rickhouse (a warehouse used for storing barrels of aging whiskey)

Start at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center
Open since 2018 and located on the first floor of the Frazier History Museum, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center is the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Visitors can access our helpful concierge services, Kentucky Bourbon Trail® field guides, trail maps, distillery-specific videos, and other trip-planning resources. Our friendly staff of guest services professionals can help you plan trips to Kentucky Bourbon distilleries throughout the state and navigate the hot spots of Louisville’s burgeoning Bourbon, culinary, and nightlife scenes. Adjacent to the Welcome Center is the Frazier’s Museum Shop, which sells over ninety different brands of Bourbon and a wide variety of Bourbon- and Kentucky-related merchandise for visitors of all interests. While you’re here, enjoy The Spirit of Kentucky®, an exhibition that celebrates the history, craft, and culture of Bourbon whiskey—America's only native spirit.

Then Visit These Louisville Area Distilleries Right in Your Backyard

Michter's at Fort Nelson
801 W Main St, Louisville
(502) 389-4290
Based in Louisville, Michter’s celebrates an extraordinarily rich heritage that traces back to 1753. The Michter’s team spares no expense as they strive to produce the greatest American whiskey. Tremendous attention is given to every step in the production process, including details like yeast selection; fermentation temperatures; distillation; wood selection and drying of staves; toasting and/or charring barrels; barreling proof; temperature and air-flow conditions in the barrel rickhouse; identifying the peak maturation for bottling; and filtration protocol.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
528 W Main St, Louisville
(502) 272-2623
Get a taste of Bourbon history at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Their stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® features an immersive historical exhibit, artisanal distillery, Prohibition-themed Speakeasy, ON3 cocktail bar and gift shop. It is conveniently located in the middle of downtown Louisville’s Bourbon District on the historic Whiskey Row, close to other iconic attractions, hotels and restaurants.
Old Forester Distilling Co.
119 W Main St, Louisville
(502) 779-2222
A century and a half ago, Whiskey Row was the economic center of Louisville - home to distillers, wholesalers and Old Forester. In 1870, George Garvin Brown signed and sealed his Bourbon, Old Forester, with a promise: a handwritten guarantee to produce Bourbon of the highest consistent quality. As you step into 119 West Main Street, the same four walls that Old Forester called home before Prohibition, you’ll see that the times have changed, but the promise of sealed-in quality from the First Bottled BourbonTM endures.
Angel's Envy Distillery
500 E Main St, Louisville
(502) 890-6300
Created by Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson and his son Wes, Angel’s Envy offers a collection of Bourbon and rye finished in secondary barrels for an incomparably delicious experience. With innovation at the heart of everything they do, Angel’s Envy continues to craft bold, unique finished whiskeys across their Signature, Rare Casks, Cellar, and Founder’s Collections. Angel’s Envy opened its doors in 2016 in downtown Louisville and offers a range of experiences, including a bottle your own experience, cocktail classes that put you behind our distillery bar, and a guided, insider’s tour of their fully operational urban Main Street distillery on Louisville’s Whiskey Row.
Rabbit Hole Distillery
711 E Jefferson St, Louisville
(502) 561-2000
With no shortcuts. No compromise. Nothing left to chance. Founder and Whiskey Maker, Kaveh Zamanian, left his twenty-year psychology practice and risked it all to redefine the standard for American Whiskey. Led by a passion for Bourbon, he took the plunge down a whiskey rabbit hole to create true, original, one-of-a-kind spirits that have shaken the Bourbon industry to its core. Yearning to make something new, he built a state-of-the-art distillery in the heart of Louisville’s creative district. Then elegantly made distinct, innovative recipes for each of his whiskeys.
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
120 N 10th St, Louisville
(502) 566-4999
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company offers behind-the-scenes tours of how the finest Bourbon and rye are crafted from grain to bottle. Located in Louisville’s Bourbon District just one block away from The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center® at The Frazier Museum, Peerless is family-owned and operated by fourth and fifth-generation relatives of the original owner. With
history dating back to 1889, Peerless’ product was one of the few whiskeys available by prescription for medicinal use during Prohibition.
Stitzel-Weller Distillery
3860 Fitzgerald Rd, Shively, KY
(502) 810-3800
Originally opening on Derby Day in 1935 and reopening to the public in 2014, the historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery is one of the true cathedrals of the American whiskey industry. Located only five miles from downtown Louisville, the Stitzel-Weller Experience is one of the most convenient and impressive stops along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Walk the hallowed grounds and taste spirits that uncover the unique contrast between traditions of the past with innovations of tomorrow, including Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, I.W. Harper and Orphan Barrel. Enjoy a cocktail and small plate in the newly opened Garden & Gun Club at Stitzel-Weller.
Bulleit Distilling Co.
3900 Benson Pike, Shelbyville
(502) 647-5799
Opened to visitors in 2019, Bulleit Distilling Co leads the industry in state-of-the-art technology and sustainability. The visitor experience is reflective of their approach to the modern entrepreneurial spirit, cultural collaborations and community. Bulleit remains committed to making environmentally conscious decisions in both production methods and brand home operations. They offer distillery tours, a fully immersive sensory tasting, a cocktail bar certified by Oceanic Global and a curated shopping experience.
Kentucky Artisan Distillery
6230 Old Lagrange Rd, Crestwood
(502) 822-3042
Located just outside of Louisville in scenic Oldham County, Kentucky Artisan Distillery is home to several brands, including Whiskey Row and Jefferson’s Reserve. Their team of distillers runs a distillery that is devoid of iPads, relying solely on their senses to know when a batch is finished. The KAD distillery is truly as close as a production facility in the 21st century can get
to how Bourbon was made 200 years ago.
Jeptha Creed Distillery
500 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville
(502) 487-5007
Jeptha Creed Distillery uses old-fashioned methods to meet today’s demanding modern tastes. They use only the finest ingredients, locally grown and sourced to ensure their products meet the highest expectations for quality and flavor. Family-owned and operated, Jeptha Creed is situated on 64 acres of farmland, where they grow the Bloody Butcher corn used for all of their products, including vodka, moonshine, brandy, and Bourbon.

Ninety-five percent of the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky. More than 7.5 million barrels of bourbon currently sit in Kentucky rickhouses today. That comes out to nearly 1.75 barrels of bourbon for every person in Kentucky!