Bourbon Trail FAQs
If a little fundamental knowledge is needed to begin planning your tour of Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail, below are answers to some of the most popular questions we receive. Our office team is only a phone call or email away to provide additional information.
It is roughly 250 miles.
Show your Kentucky Bourbon Trail® or Craft Tour passport and ask about the discounts and special offers at your many stops along the Bourbon Trail.
There are 18 signature distilleries, like Jim Beam, and 17 craft distilleries on the Bourbon Trail.
All of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail distilleries charge a fee for a tour or a tasting.
It is highly recommended to book your tours online and in advance. Most distilleries have online booking options. Specialty tours require reservations. (Angel’s Envy is a reservation only distillery.)
All distilleries require you to be at least 21 to sample their products if they offer tastings, but anyone is welcome to tour the distilleries. You must be 21 participate in the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Passport Program.
Shepherdsville is the trailhead. These distilleries are located within 80 miles of Louisville, mostly clustered between Louisville and Lexington.
Link to Map: https://kybourbontrail.com/map/
The Bourbon Trail is between I75, KY 9002, I64 and I65.
Shepherdsville is a day drive, 6 hours from Atlanta.
Shepherdsville is a day drive, 5 hours from Chicago.
Shepherdsville is a day drive, is just 2 hours from Cincinnati.
Shepherdsville is a day drive, 4 hours from Columbus.
Shepherdsville is a day drive, 3 hours from Dayton.
Shepherdsville is a day drive, 6 hours from Detroit.
The trailhead, Shepherdsville, is just 2 hours from Nashville.
Shepherdsville is a day drive, is just 2 hours from Indianapolis.
In Lexington there is one (1) of the Bourbon Trail stops – Town Branch.
In Louisville there are five (5) Bourbon Trail stops – Bulleit – Angels Envy – Old Forester – Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse & Evan Williams.
Louisville is just 2 hours from Lexington.
There are a number of hotels in Shepherdsville at the Trailhead of Bourbon Trail at various price points.
Located on I65, just south of Louisville, there are a number of hotels in Shepherdsville
The Louisville South KOA is located in Shepherdsville.