Jeptha Creed Distillery Sees Visitor Growth

February 15, 2024

Guest Traffic Hits Record High In 2023

(Shelbyville, KY) Jeptha Creed’s 2023 numbers reveal another year of growth for the bourbon distillery. Experiencing an increase of guest visits to their Shelbyville location, traffic increased about 20% overall. Guest traffic grew from their 2022 record high of 52,500 visitors, to 63,000 visitors in 2023. 55% of visitors came from out-of-state or country, with the remaining 45% hailing from Kentucky. Traffic to the distillery was influenced by, not only being named Shelbyville’s #1 destination by Trip Advisor, but exciting new happenings, such as: the return of their Jammin’ At Jeptha concert series, their new Fall Harvest Festival, new tour & tasting experiences, and the release of batch 2 of their Red, White, & Blue Kentucky Straight Bourbon. 

After seeing success in 2023, Jeptha Creed’s team has ramped up their efforts to maintain momentum in 2024. Their goals for 2024 are no less ambitious, including: releasing their 6 Year Wheated Bourbon, offering new experiences at their visitor center, and opening distribution to new states, to name a few. Expectations are higher than ever for this woman-owned, family-operated craft bourbon brand.

WHAT: Jeptha Creed Distillery has a record amount of guests visit their Shelbyville Kentucky location in 2022. 

WHERE: Jeptha Creed Distillery 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville, KY 40065 

WHO: Jeptha Creed Distillery 


Joyce Nethery, Co-Owner and Master Distiller, Jeptha Creed 

Autumn Nethery, Co-Owner and Marketing Manager, Jeptha Creed 

About Jeptha Creed Distillery (

Jeptha Creed Distillery uses old fashioned methods to meet today’s demanding modern tastes. They use only the finest ingredients, locally grown and sourced to ensure their products meet the highest expectations for quality and flavor. Owned and operated by mother-and-daughter duo Joyce and Autumn Nethery, Jeptha Creed sits on 64 acres of farmland, where they grow some the Bloody Butcher Corn used for all of their products, including vodka, moonshine, brandy, and bourbon.

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