Lexington Distilleries, Bourbon & Brews: Everything You Need to Know


Three of the most well-known bourbon distilleries are within a 40-minute drive of the Campbell House. If you’re coming in from the Northwest (Illinois, Indiana, etc) these 3 distilleries are somewhat on your way into Lexington.

Four Roses – Tours offered 7 days a week; this unique distillery is rich in history and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places; 1224 Bonds Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Wild Turkey – Tours offered Monday-Saturday; this distillery is one to visit just for the scenery: it’s located over the Kentucky River; 1417 Versailles Road, 40342 Lawrenceburg KY

bourbon barrels in Kentucky

Woodford Reserve – Tours offered 7 days a week; The Woodford Reserve distillery is the oldest in Kentucky, but also the smallest; 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY 40383

These 3 distilleries, along with Town Branch (in Lexington, see below) are part of the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Within the city limits of Lexington, there are also a handful of smaller distilleries and breweries that are fun to visit and learn about the local bourbon and brews economy. A good place to start is the Distillery District:

Bluegrass Distillers – Tours offered Tuesday-Sunday (closed on Mondays), 501 W 6th St #165

Town Branch Distillery – Tours offered 7 days a week, 401 Cross St.

Barrel House Distilling Co. – Tours offered Wednesday-Sunday, 1200 Manchester St

flight of beers

Ethereal Brewing – Beer garden open 7 days a week, 1224 Manchester St

James E. Pepper Distillery – Tours offered Wednesday-Sunday, 1228 Manchester St #100

amber colored bourbon when in Lexington
Photo credit: Joshua Resnick

We hope you’ll get a chance to appreciate the rich history of spirits of the Lexington, Kentucky area during your stay at the Reset Conference in March!  When in Rome! 😉