Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour expands
The Kentucky Distillers Association created the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour seven years ago. Which distilleries are part of the tour?
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour showcases Kentucky’s artisan distilling companies around the bluegrass.
KDA has announced they are expanding the tour to 20 distilleries and also a more enhanced passport, regional itineraries, and finishing prize.
“The tremendous growth of Kentucky’s craft industry has spurred local tourism with visitors looking for homegrown, intimate experiences around all kinds of boutique spirits,” KDA President Eric Gregory said. “The KBT Craft Tour now welcomes innovative micro distillers who are making everything from flavored moonshine using locally grown ingredients to barrel-aged rums and vodka, brandy, gin, and, of course, our state’s signature Kentucky Bourbon.”
The craft tour breaks down into four regions:
Fans who tour all 20 distilleries will earn a complimentary, custom-designed barrel stave to display the coins they receive at the end of each tour. The stave will also come with a KBT tasting glass.
The participating distilleries are:
- Northern Region
- New Riff – Newport
- Second Sight – Ludlow
- Old Pogue – Masyville
- Boone County – Independence
- Neeley Family – Sparta
- Central Region
- Kentucky Artisan – Crestwood
- Kentucky Peerless – Louisville
- Jeptha Creed – Shelbyville
- Willett – Bardstown
- Preservation – Bardstown
- Western Region
- Boundary Oak – Radcliffe
- Casey Jones – Hopkinsville
- MB Roland – Pembroke
- Dueling Grounds – Franklin
- Bluegrass Region
- Limestone Branch – Lebanon
- Wilderness Trail – Danville
- Barrel House – Lexington
- James E. Pepper – Lexington
- Bluegrass Distillers – Lexington
- Hartfield & Co. – Paris
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