James E. Pepper Distillery

1228 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40504

In the Distillery District downtown, this historic distillery offers tours that tell the lost story of an iconic American brand and include a tasting of their award-winning whiskeys. The Pepper family brand is an iconic Kentucky bourbon produced from the American Revolution through 1958. Out of production for decades, it re-launched in 2017 at the site of the original Lexington distillery of 1879. Flights and special cocktails can be purchased as well.

More Info
  • Operation Hours: WINTER HOURS--Wednesday through Friday tours at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30. Saturday: first tour at 10:30 and last tour at 3:30. Sundays first tour at noon and last tour at 4. Regular season is April through October.
  • Length of Tour: 1 hour
  • Guided Tours:
  • Gift Shop:
  • Price Range $-$$$$: $$$
  • Accessibility: Yes
  • Visual Aids for Guests: No
  • Hard of Hearing Guidance: No
  • Accessibility Details: Ramps throughout the space for physical mobility issues but some spaces may be hard to maneuver. Call or email in advance tours@jamesepepper.com
  • Handicapped Parking:
  • Accessible Tours: Yes - accomodating
  • Accessible Transportation: N/A
  • Contact for Accessible Guests: 859-309-3230
  • Accessible Restrooms: Yes

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