The Latest Additions to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
We’ve got some exciting news for bourbon enthusiasts and casual drinkers alike: four more distilleries have been added to the popular Kentucky Bourbon Trail! Whether you’re new to bourbon or a seasoned expert, these latest additions have a lot to offer, bringing the Kentucky trail to a grand total of 18 distilleries.
Get to Know the Five Distinct Bourbon Regions
Before we delve into the latest entrants, let’s take a step back to understand the Kentucky Bourbon Trail as a whole. The trail traverses five distinct bourbon regions in the state of Kentucky, offering a unique insight into the history, artistry, and technical precision that goes into one of America’s favorite spirits. As you travel from Louisville to Lexington and beyond, you’ll find an array of distilleries, each boasting its distinct character and flavor profile.
Introducing the New Entrants on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Distillery #1: Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
First up is the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., hailing from Louisville. Known for its technologically advanced distillation process and rich family history, Peerless is a hidden gem in the bourbon world. What’s special about Peerless is that each barrel of bourbon is distilled and aged individually, allowing for an unparalleled level of quality control.
Distillery #2: Rabbit Hole Distillery
Next is the Rabbit Hole Distillery, also based in Louisville. This newcomer brings a fresh perspective to the bourbon industry with its innovative approach to the classic traditions of bourbon making. With its strikingly modern facility and unique line of spirits, Rabbit Hole is not your ordinary distillery.
Distillery #3: Angel’s Envy
Another Louisville favorite, Angel’s Envy is relatively new to the craft spirits scene but has already made an impressive splash. Founded by the late master distiller Lincoln Henderson and his descendants, Angel’s Envy specializes in unique finishes for their spirits, including port wine and rum. Its tasting room is a work of art in itself, offering panoramic views of downtown Louisville.
Distillery #4: Bardstown Bourbon Company
Last but not least, we have the Bardstown Bourbon Company from Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World. Having opened their doors only in 2016, this is one of the most tech-savvy distilleries on the trail. Instead of attempting to replicate the past, Bardstown embraces the future, employing a state-of-the-art production process and collaborative approach to distilling.
Why Visit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?
With its blend of history, craftsmanship, and genuine Kentucky hospitality, the Bourbon Trail is an unforgettable experience. The tasting tours offer an exposure to the finest bourbons the world has to offer, directly from the heart of Bourbon Country. Plus, with every distillery visit, you learn something new about the art and science of bourbon. But remember, the trail isn’t just about tasting bourbon—it’s a journey through scenic landscapes, charming towns and vibrant cities that have shaped this iconic spirit.
With these four new distilleries, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail continues to expand, offering even more options for bourbon lovers and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for a day trip, a weekend getaway, or a weeks-long expedition, the trail has something for everyone. Happy bourbon tasting!