This is one of only nine bourbon distilleries currently in production in Kentucky, rating as the oldest, smallest, and slowest-working of the commonwealth members. Tracing its beginnings to 1812, the distillery's classic stone buildings are over 100 years old and considered by historians to be the finest remaining example of early distillery architecture in the country.
Guided tours of this facility show visitors how Kentucky Bourbon whiskey is produced, including a look at the distillery's old-fashioned copper pot stills and burnt oak barrels. The Visitor Center shows a short film about the history of bourbon whiskey, and includes a museum which houses traditional implements and bourbon crafting displays.
The 42-acre facility offers a conference center for group gatherings, and a 'Picnic on the Porch' lunch option, offered May through October. The distillery is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday; closed major holidays.