Lexington takes pride in time-honored traditions, and Bourbon is one hand-crafted Kentucky product that is revered around the world. Lexington's proximity to the world's finest Bourbon distilleries makes it the perfect base for exploring the rich heritage of America's native spirit. The mystique of the region's historic distilleries, with tantalizing smells, secret recipes and legendary characters, is attracting visitors in record numbers.

Bourbon Distilleries

Tour a Bluegrass bourbon distillery and you'll not only learn how bourbon is made, but you'll start to understand why the "good old whiskey of old Kentuck" has inspired pride, passion (and even poetry) among Kentuckians. more


While we don't claim that Bourbon was invented in Lexington, we do claim that it was born of Kentucky's natural bounty. Plan a trip to explore the birthplace of Bourbon with Lexington as your home base…. more

Bourbon Country/Lexington

Explore Bourbon Country with Lexington as your home base! Lexington was home to the first registered distillery in Central Kentucky… more


The Bluegrass Region's reputation for fine horses and fine bourbon whiskey is known world-wide. Magnificent horse farms and charming bourbon distilleries share a place in this extraordinary landscape… more

Bourbon Bars

All Bourbon is whisky, but not all whisky is Bourbon, it just wishes it were! If you are going to sip Bourbon in Kentucky, where it was born, here are some things you need to know… more

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Explore the rich tradition and proud history of "America's Official Native Spirit" on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour, featuring a number of signature distilleries nestled among beautiful Bluegrass Region scenery…. more