Discover the time-honored traditions involved in crafting America’s Native Spirit and learn about the places where you can experience the sights, smells and tastes of Bourbon Country for yourself. Bourbon must be at least 80 proof, so remember to enjoy in moderation!
A Cup of Common Wealth
105 Eastern Avenue
Wake up with an ice-cold bourbon barrel steeped Brewshine from A Cup of Common Wealth. This friendly neighborhood coffee shop has a motto of “Embrace Community. Serve Others. Create Culture,” a motto which is evident when you first step foot inside. Some of the friendliest faces in town are found behind the counter. Check out their “Pay it Forward” board and buy a cup of coffee for a member of the Lexington community!
157 Jefferson Street
See if you can spot a bourbon-infused entrée on the menu at this charming eatery located in the historic Gratz Park District. You can also ask the bartender to serve you up a creative bourbon-infused cocktail.
Town Branch Distillery
401 Cross Street
Tour Town Branch Distillery, a stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the first Bourbon Distillery built in Lexington in more than 100 years. Get a behind-the-scenes look into the production and be sure to check out Alltech Lexington’s barrel-aging brewery, home to the famous Kentucky Ale family of beers.
Take your adventure to Bourbon Country and visit one of fourteen historic distilleries within 45 miles of downtown Lexington. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of historic working distilleries while enjoying the beautiful scenes of surrounding Horse Country – for a true “Kentucky” experience like no other. Click “Info” to see the full list of distilleries.
Barrel House Distilling Co.
1200 Manchester Street
Stop by Barrel House Distilling Co. in Lexington’s hip Distillery District and see if you can get a taste of their long-awaited RockCastle Bourbon. You can also browse a selection of distilled-in-house bourbons, rums, vodkas and moonshine.
3373 Tates Creek Road
Have dinner at the cozy, rustic OBC Kitchen and browse their vast selection of bourbons. The bartenders here know a thing or two about their craft, so if you’re overwhelmed by your options, don’t be afraid to ask for some tips! Also, order the short rib tacos.
115 Cheapside Drive
Finish off your night downtown at the award-winning Bluegrass Tavern, which has over 400 bourbons on their menu – most of which are made in Kentucky. Frequently recognized as one of the best bourbon bars in the south, Bluegrass Tavern is a must-stop for any bourbon fan, visiting or local.