Explore Kentucky

the birthplace of bourbon
Sip. Wander. Stay a while.
There’s a lot more to love about Kentucky than what’s in your glass. Here, you’ll discover people and places with character and soul. With 800 miles of Bourbon adventures to explore, the journey is your destination. Along the way, uncover small town charm, local legends and the spirit of America in every sip.
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Explore 18 iconic distilleries in the one true home of Bourbon. There’s something for everyone along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Tours, tastings, big-city nightlife, quaint country towns, Bourbon-themed restaurants and historic accommodations. You’ll find it all here.
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Meet the makers one-on-one and go behind the scenes at 19 craft distilleries across four unique regions. On the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®, you’ll experience Bourbon culture at its core.
Our calendar is always filled to the brim with exciting things to do. From private gatherings, distillery workshops, seasonal festivities and more, we make Bourbon a part of every occasion.
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It Starts Here.

Located on the first floor of the Frazier History Museum in downtown Louisville, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center is the Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.
Gear Up
Visit our online shop for unique Kentucky Bourbon gifts or in preparation for your trip to the Bluegrass State. From passports and shirts to tasting note journals and official Kentucky Bourbon glassware, we’ve got the gear to get you going.
Visit as a Novice, Leave as an Expert
There’s only one Bourbon Certification program recognized by the industry, and you have to come here to experience it. Sign up for the all day educational training course and join the ranks of thousands of Bourbon aficionados worldwide. Click below to learn more about the Stave & Thief Society.
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Visit Responsibly
Here in Kentucky, the only thing we take more seriously than our Bourbon is responsibility. We all play a part in keeping our roads, our distilleries—and each other—safe. No matter where you are in your journey, do not put yourself or others at risk. Make sure your ride is sober and stay out of trouble, y’all.
Enjoy Like a True Kentuckian: Responsibly