The Wine, Whiskey & Ale Trail
Visit the James B. Beam American Outpost, Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling and four award-winning local wineries – Brooks Hill Winery – Forest Edge Winery – MillaNova Winery – Wight-Meyer Winery and Gallant Fox Brewing Co.
Bullitt County Wine, Whiskey & Ale Trail
Visit the James B. Beam American Outpost, Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling, four award-winning local wineries, and Gallant Fox Brewing Co. on Bullitt County’s Wine, Whiskey & Ale Trail!
Conveniently located within nine miles of each other in Bullitt County, KY, these seven stops offer a distinctive sensory experience—complete with guided or self-guided tours and tastings—that visitors can enjoy at their own pace. Start your spirited journey by reserving distillery tours online as they frequently sell out. Click on the distillery names here to make reservations: James B Beam Distilling Co and Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling. The wineries and brewery can be visited at your leisure and do not require reservations.
The Wine, Whiskey & Ale Trail is a self-guided tour experience. Please taste and tour responsibly. Plan a designated driver or use one of the transportation/guide recommendations below.
Here’s how it works: Get the Wine, Whiskey & Ale Trail Passport in one of these three ways: (1) download the digital passport on this page, (2) pick up the brochure at any of the seven stops on the trail, or (3) contact Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism and request a brochure be mailed to you.
If you have a digital passport, it will prompt you to ‘Check In’ when you are on each property. If you have the brochure, have it stamped at each location. After visiting all six locations, redeem your passport at either the Bullitt County Visitor Center or Forest Edge Winery – both are less than 1.5 miles, east off I-65 Exit 112. We will be waiting with your complimentary souvenir glass!
Please taste responsibly.
Wine, Whiskey & Ale Trail Transportation/Guides
(Be sure to specify the Wine, Whiskey & Ale Trail when booking through these companies.)
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 James B. Beam Distilling Co., 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.