Assortment of Bourbon

The Best Place in America to Grab a Drink

Bourbon Country

You call it a drink. We call it a legacy.

Ready for this? Fifteen unique bourbon distilleries within 45 miles of downtown. That’s what you can expect in Lexington, the bourbon lover’s ultimate playground. This is by far the best place to explore America’s Native Spirit, visit the distilleries and explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, where the vast majority of the world’s bourbon is aged. There are nearly 10 million barrels of bourbon and other distilled spirits aging in warehouses across Kentucky, meaning we have significantly more bourbon barrels than people. That’s a whole lot of bourbon.

Bourbon Distilleries

Woodford Reserve Distillery

Bourbon Bars


Where to Buy

House of Bourbon

Featured Attractions

They’re all the rage. See for yourself.

Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY, 40601
(502) 696-5926

One of America's oldest continuously operating distilleries, even staying open during Prohibition....

Castle & Key Distillery

4445 McCracken Pike, Frankfort, KY, 40601
(859) 873-2481

Standing on the grounds of the Old Taylor Distillery built in 1887. Featuring a limestone castle,...

Four Roses Distillery

1224 Bonds Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, KY, 40342
(502) 839-3436

Located on the scenic Salt River in Lawrenceburg, Four Roses Distillery is headquartered in a unique...

Woodford Reserve Distillery

7785 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY, 40383
(859) 879-1812

Woodford Reserve is the only facility in the state making bourbon using the original Scottish 'pot...


The Epicenter of Bourbon Culture

While no one really knows where bourbon originated, it’s safe to say no other part of the world has been as central to its rise to stardom as Lexington. Thirty minutes in one direction takes you to Bourbon County, said to be the birthplace of bourbon whiskey. Thirty minutes in the other direction will lead you to Buffalo Trace Distillery, the oldest continually operating distillery in America. It all adds up to a city that loves its bourbon—so much so that we find a way to infuse it into everything we can, from beer, coffee and desserts to soaps, candles and furniture made from barrels. If you love bourbon, you’re in for a treat.

“Lexington is the bourbon destination you need to know about.”

- Condé Nast Traveler