Visiting Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries

If you are in the neighborhood, take a drive through Kentucky’s Bourbon Country with a stop at a historic bourbon distillery!

Many of the visitor centers at the bourbon distilleries feature videotaped presentations, historical displays, graphic representations of the bourbon-making process, and well-stocked gift shops. Guided tours of the bourbon distilleries are generally from thirty to sixty minutes in length; some are a start-to-finish look at the process, while others hit the high points, take in the scenery, and leave ample time for questions.

To the best of our knowledge, none of the distilleries charge for their tours and all are closed on major holidays.

Note that tour schedules and other specifics below may change without our knowledge, so you should probably give them a call before you plan your trip.


The Ancient Age / Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery

1001 Wilkinson Boulevard
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
502-223-7641

Tours are offered from Monday through Friday
From 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Map to the distillery

Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery and Visitor Center

526 Happy Hollow Road
Clermont, Kentucky 40110
502-543-9877
Map to the distillery

Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center

1064 Loretto Road
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004-0729
502-348-3921

Tours on weekdays only.
Map to the distillery

The Labrot & Graham Distillery

7855 McCracken Pike
Versailles, Kentucky 40383
606-879-1812

Five tours every day: Tuesdays through Saturdays from April through October, Wednesdays through Saturdays from November through March.
Map to the distillery

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Distillery

3350 Burk Spring Road
Loretto, Kentucky 40037
270-865-2099

Six tours a day Mondays through Saturdays and three afternoon tours on Sundays.
Map to the distillery

The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History
and The Bardstown Historical Museum

Spalding Hall
114 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-2999

A delightful museum that has much to teach those who are interested in the history of bourbon and American whiskeys.
Map to the museum

The Wild Turkey Bourbon Distillery

1525 Tyrone Road
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342
502-839-4544

Tours are available four times a day, Mondays through Fridays. It is closed to visitors during the last two weeks of July and the first week of January.
Map to the distillery