Distilleries Near Lexington KY

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Daniel Mattisson
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Distilleries Near Lexington KY

#1 Post by Daniel Mattisson » August 10th, 2018, 3:20 am

I'll be down in KY next week and would love to visit a couple of distilleries. Any recommendations? We'll be based in Lexington but don't mind a bit of a drive.

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Distilleries Near Lexington KY

#2 Post by Al Ehrhardt » August 10th, 2018, 7:38 am

Most are closer to Louisville than Lexington, but Buffalo Trace is in Frankfort.

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Distilleries Near Lexington KY

#3 Post by Eric San d a y » August 10th, 2018, 8:22 am

I can help out at least a bit.

As mentioned Buffalo Trace is in Frankfort. I've been on the basic and extended tour. The grounds are of average appeal, I'd say. (the whiskey speaks for itself)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodford_Reserve Woodford Reserve is the inverse. Beautiful grounds and facility, not to my taste the most interesting bourbon. Book a tour in advance.

http://wildernesstraildistillery.com/ Distillery in Danville, KY. Their bourbon is just available for the first time this year.

https://fourrosesbourbon.com/visit-the-distillery/ Lawrenceburg, KY. I've not been on this, but guests of mine have spoken highly of the tour.

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#4 Post by Scott Butler » August 13th, 2018, 5:00 pm

Town Branch is in the heart of Lexington, just off the UK campus. Nice tour, more of an urban distillery. Great Rye.
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#5 Post by Hank Victor » August 15th, 2018, 2:42 pm

Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co is a nice tour. That's where Kentucky Ale is brewed as well.
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