Less than five miles apart are Bullitt County’s two world-renowned bourbon destinations – James B. Beam American Outpost and Four Roses Warehouse and Bottling Facility. Both legendary brands offer tours, tastings and gift shops for the full Bourbon Experience that one expects from Kentucky.
James B. Beam American Outpost
526 Happy Hollow Road, Clermont, KY 40110
Hours: Mon-Sat, 9:00am-5:30pm; Guided Tours every half hour 9:30am-3:30pm, No Tour at 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-4:30pm, Guided Tours every half hour 12:30-3pm
Located at the gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, this 200-year-old landmark offers visitors the opportunity to experience how the world’s number-one Bourbon is made from grain to bottle and beyond. Learn the history of the storied Beam family, sample fine Kentucky Bourbons and make yourself at home on the grounds of James B. Beam Distilling Co. Guided tours available. Reservations can be made online or by phone. (Must be 21 and older for Bourbon tastings.)
Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling
624 Lotus Road, Cox’s Creek, KY 40013
Business hours are: Wednesday – Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM & Sunday from noon to 4:00 PM
Guests can tour Four Roses’ Warehouse and Bottling Facility, located in Cox’s Creek, Kentucky, to see firsthand how Four Roses Bourbon is stored and bottled. Tours meet in the new, 2,500-square-foot Visitor Center, which underwent a major remodel in September 2014. The Visitor Center features antique bottles, vintage advertising and other memorabilia from the Four Roses archives. Tours highlight operations at the facility, including warehousing, barreling and bottling. The Visitor Center also includes a premium Bourbon tasting bar that allows guests the opportunity to sample Four Roses products following a tour.