Bourbon Resources

As you may know, bourbon has been made in Kentucky for more than two centuries. There are stringent rules about what differentiates bourbon from the more generic “whiskey.” Our state’s natural resources, including limestone water, robust corn crops, and oak trees used to make the barrels, have contributed significantly to Kentucky’s historical ability to make the flavorful spirit. In fact, nearly 95% of all bourbon is still made in Kentucky.

Because of this long heritage, there are many passionate locals who love to share their knowledge about our signature beverage.

On this page, we’ve gathered a number of resources for you. Our Featured Distillery series gives you a closer look at the craft distilleries of Northern Kentucky.

Our “Recommended Podcast” section shares our favorite shows for in-depth discussions about bourbon.

We are also proud to share our favorite source for bourbon-themed gifts, as well as additional resources for the Northern Kentucky region, a “Gateway to Bourbon Country.”

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The Personalities Behind the Bourbon

The Personalities Behind the Bourbon

Why do two Cirque du Soleil set designers open a distillery—and how do they decorate it? What happens when a PhD in Business Psychology buys Kentucky’s oldest winery and then starts making bourbon? These are two of the stories behind the distilleries on our Tour With...

Bourbon and Horses

Bourbon and Horses

Featured B-Line Trail   Bourbon and Horses Enjoy a Distillery Tour & Tasting plus a Day at the Races In Kentucky, nothing goes together better than Bourbon and horses.  For the Keeneland 2022 Spring Meet, we are offering a limited number of group packages for...

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