Kentucky Distillers’ Association Adds Four Craft Distilleries to Kentucky Bourbon Trail


December 1, 2021

As the Kentucky Distillers’ Association hits a decade of experiences along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, four new distilleries have been added to the country’s first-ever adventure that showcases micro distilling craftsmanship.

The newest additions are:

The Bard Distillery in Graham, Muhlenberg County in Western Kentucky; Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, the Capital City in Central Kentucky; Copper & Kings Distillery in Louisville, the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and KBT Craft Tour, and Log Still Distillery in Gethsemane near Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World.

KDA President Eric Gregory said the new members swell the ranks of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour to an all-time high of 23 distilleries. The KDA created the statewide journey in 2012 as the nation’s first attraction to feature the burgeoning boutique distilling movement. 

Coupled with the 18 larger-scale distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour, the KDA now boasts a record 41 immersive experiences for Bourbon and spirits lovers to enjoy when visiting the Bluegrass State. The KDA founded the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour in 1999. 

“Our Kentucky Bourbon Trail experiences continue to recover and rebound quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions,” Gregory said. “We are thrilled to welcome these four new stops and encourage visitors to seek out this next round of additions.”

The four new distillery experiences are featured in the brand new 2022 Edition of the Bourbon Trail Passport & Field Guide™, which was released for online pre-orders in the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® online shop over Thanksgiving weekend. 

The new Field Guide will be available for purchase at participating distilleries by mid-December.