Saddlestone Distillery Joins Kentucky Distillers Association


October 11, 2021

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Saddlestone Distillery in Woodford County is the newest member of the non-profit trade group that serves Kentucky’s Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

Founded by Cynthia Bohn, Saddlestone Distillery is the latest venture for Equus Run Vineyards which opened in 1998 and sits on 38 acres amid horse farms, historic stone fences and historic Midway, Kentucky’s first town built by a railroad.  

The property at 1280 Moores Mill Road includes the winery and distillery, tasting room, offices, event barn/hall, vineyards and a beautiful amphitheater with live concerts. There are guided and self-guided tours and ample opportunities for picnics, fishing and relaxing. 

Saddlestone Distillery will produce brandy and agave spirits. It received its Class B distiller’s license from the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in July. 

“We look forward to opening our new distillery to the public in the very near future and joining the membership of many wonderful spirits brands,” Bohn said in a news release. “The camaraderie and support of the KDA is to be commended.”

“Cynthia has done an exceptional job establishing Equus Run as a first-class winery and popular destination for visitors,” KDA President Eric Gregory said. “Her distilling venture is an excellent addition to the KDA, and we look forward to working with the Saddlestone team to champion Kentucky spirits.” Saddlestone is the KDA’s 26th Craft-level member, aging less than 10,000 barrels a year, and is the 46th member overall. It joins Woodford Reserve, Castle & Key, and White Dog Trading & Storage and Bluegrass Distillers in Woodford County.