Where can you visit five unique bourbon distilleries in 15 minutes? Nowhere else in the world but in Woodford County, Kentucky! In addition, we are only a short drive from Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, and Wild Turkey!

Woodford County Bourbon Experiences:

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One of the best ways to see Woodford County is through a tour. Try one of our tour partners at:

And definitely try these unique tours and Woodford specific itineraries:

  • Guys Getaway itinerary
  • Bourbon Excursion itinerary
  • Woodford UnReserved Walking Tour

Woodford Reserve Distillery

Nestled amid the rolling hills of bluegrass and thoroughbred farms sits our historic Woodford Reserve Distillery.

One of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest distilleries, the present day Woodford Reserve Distillery is built on history, sitting on Kentucky’s oldest distilling site where Elijah Pepper began crafting whiskey in 1812. It was on these same hallowed grounds that years later Master Distiller James Christopher Crow perfected his whiskey-making methods, which today have become common practice, including the implementation of sour mash into fermentation.

The Distillery is home to a 500-foot-long gravity-fed barrel run, our iconic copper pot stills, and 100-year-old cypress wood fermenters. We also boast one of the only heat cycled barrelhouses in the world, ensuring every drop seeps into the charred and toasted white oak, giving Woodford Reserve its color and signature flavor.

We invite you to come visit us, enjoy our bourbon, take in our scenery, and embrace our history. Come visit us in the heart of bourbon country. Take a guided educational tour through the Distillery that explains the history of bourbon, how we’re unique at all five sources of flavor, the bottling process, and much more.

Castle & Key Distillery

In 1887, legendary distiller Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr built a new kind of distillery destination in Millville, Kentucky. The groundbreaking site featured unique architectural elements including a castle, a classical springhouse, and sunken gardens. What he built became the birthplace of bourbon tourism.

But over the next century, the space changed owners and occupants, eventually falling into disrepair. By the time Castle & Key’s founders rediscovered it, the property was in ruins. People told them that it was too far gone to resurrect. But they forged ahead anyway.

Inspired by their distillery site’s legacy of trailblazing, our founders dreamt up something big: to create an immersive distillery experience by combining thoughtfully made spirits with a property where discerning tastemakers could experience history in motion

Bluegrass Distillers

Glenns Creek Distilling