Featured Bourbon Distilleries
OUR VISION FOR PROTECTING AND CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. You get that sense of history. The history of bourbon is the history of Kentucky, is the history of the United States. BOOK A TOUR
Here at Alamo Distilling Company, we embrace creativity and innovation while honoring the values and traditions that make us Texan to the core. Being one of the few “Grain to Glass” Distilleries in Texas, we take pride in sourcing local grains, being there the whole way through for our products, and supporting our fellow local business owners and farmers. Our mission to handcraft premium quality spirits that boldly represent what makes San Antonio awesome, is what motivates and drives our team. We strive to bring some Texas spirit into every bottle that we make. Come visit us and partake in some south Texas magic.
Luxco’s drive to grow has quickly allowed us to become one of the top USA independent producers of alcohol beverage products as we produce and market a wide array of products across all categories. In 2015, as our whiskey brands continued to grow and expand, we realized we were going to have to build our own site to service our needs going forward. As such, we began the hunt for our very own distillery site. Kentucky, with its rich southern culture, abundant natural resources of both high-quality grains and fine limestone-filtered water, was the natural fit. Building our own distillery represents a natural evolution for Luxco. We have been steeped in the bourbon business for over forty years, having others distill for us to service our needs. We learned from them and now understand that it is our time to do it ourselves in order to fill the growing demand for our products.
Bourbon was born right here in the heart of Kentucky. Steeped in charred oak barrels in the ideal climate of Kentucky’s hot summers and snowy winters; the tradition carries on today, almost entirely unchanged. In 2012, Steve Thompson, Chris Miller and Mike Loring came together with an idea to create a place for people to come and ‘bottle their dreams’ in the old Crestwood, Kentucky Ice Cream Distributors, Inc. building. Steve’s many years of experience in the spirits industry played a big role in the inspiration and power behind the Kentucky Artisan Distillery concept. It would be the first contract distillery in Kentucky, and the only production sized farm-to-bottle distillery capable of distilling as little as one barrel for a special occasion on up to over 1,800 barrels a year for partners like Jefferson’s Reserve. They would do this using only pot stills, and running the distillery by hand. As bourbon has gained popularity in recent years, things have changed a little bit. The Jefferson’s brand has grown, and has adopted Kentucky Artisan Distillery as its official home. We take great pride in being the home to this innovative brand, which still stays true to the rich heritage and tradition […]
Bourbon Whiskey is a distinctly American product that has been produced in this country since the eighteenth century. Bourbon can be made in any U.S. state but the vast majority of it hails from Kentucky and can claim to be world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon. The site of the Green River Distillery has housed distilleries for nearly 130 years. The original Green River Distillery, built-in 1885, was the first in Owensboro and a major producer of Kentucky Bourbon for over 30 years. In 1918 the entire distillery burned to the ground. It was rebuilt in 1936 after prohibition, and most of the buildings on our grounds today date back to the late 1930s. In 1940 it was purchased by the Medley family and continued to produce significant quantities of Bourbon as the Charles Medley Distillers Kentucky until 1993. Here is a random sampling of just some of the bourbon brands that have been made on the site of our distillery. Some of these brands have moved on to different distilleries over time and some are no longer in production: Green River Ezra Brooks Mellow Corn Medley Brothers Kentucky Beau Old Medley Five Brothers
LEGENDARY MEN, LEGENDARY SPIRITS Much of our brotherhood was forged in fire during the first days after the 9/11 attacks. Immediately following this affront on our nation, the USA responded with a daring insertion of small teams of Green Berets into northern Afghanistan. The Northern Alliance successfully overthrew Mazar-i-Sharif, a Taliban stronghold, with the support of these brave men. This region’s inhospitable, mountainous terrain made efforts and enemy engagements on wild Afghan horses a necessity for one Special Operations team (ODA595). Nicknamed the “Horse Soldiers”, all these brave men are honored today by America’s Response Monument overlooking “Ground Zero” in New York City. We make history and continue to live legendary lives by instilling family values, adventurous spirits, and pride into Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey.
David Meier, the owner of Glenns Creek Distilling, has always had a love for where things are made, how they are made, and the level of craftsmanship that went into their making. This love of creation was one of the driving forces behind his career in manufacturing and yearning to create something of his own. He happened upon the Old Crow Distillery. Seeing the exorbitant level of craftsmanship that went into the old buildings and seeing the state that they were in after being abandoned for 30 years brought up a mix of sadness for the current state and intrigue for what it must have been like in its prime. David started to research the history of The Old Crow Distillery to get a better feel of what role the old distillery played in the bourbon industry and Kentucky. He recreated a new bourbon produced in the style of Dr. Crow; something that Dr. Crow would drink and approve of. The road ahead to restore and preserve these great buildings is a long one, but one that everybody at the distillery is willing to undertake. 3501 McCracken Pike, Frankfort, KY 40601
Neeley Family Distillery provides an experience unlike any other, combining unparalleled illegal Kentucky distilling history, including centuries-old family stills, newspaper articles, and guns, with state of the art custom distilling equipment designed after Royce’s great grandfather, Leonard Neeley’s Still. Neeley Family Distillery is currently producing two full 53-gallon barrels of Triple Pot Distilled Kentucky Bourbon and Rye Whiskey each day. Neeley Family Distillery is also producing Brandy and Moonshine which are being aged in used 10-year-old Kentucky bourbon barrels. Neeley Family Distillery a proud member and stop on the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour and B-Line. Stop on by and experience this one-of-a-kind Distillery for yourself.
HONOR TRADITION, EMBRACE CHANGE Throughout the challenges of floods, fires, tornadoes, and even Prohibition, the American family-owned Buffalo Trace Distillery has never compromised. A timeless dedication to respecting the past while fearlessly innovating for the future has served us well for more than two centuries. No matter the challenge, be it Mother Nature or man, the people of our Distillery have been part of the story that shaped America and the spirit industry as well. For over 200 years, our Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft: making fine bourbon whiskey. By honoring tradition and embracing change, Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirits makers of the world. Take a look at this time-honored craft from start to finish. No Distillery has earned more domestic and international accolades than Buffalo Trace. Writers, enthusiasts, and spirits competitions around the globe have awarded more than 500 accolades to our brands. The title of “world’s most award-winning distillery” has been earned through the uncompromising dedication of our craftsmen for well over 200 years. Their passion for distilling passed down for two centuries is revered by experts worldwide. In 2013, Buffalo Trace Distillery added its […]
MINIONS GIN 80 PROOF | 40% ALC BY VOL MINIONS Gin has quickly developed a cult-like following. Light and approachable with layers of citrus and berries as a forefront to a juniper background. Over 20 hand selected aromatic ingredients are meticulously vapor infused in micro batches. Uniquely versatile in a variety of cocktails. MINIONS Gin has converted many non-gin consumers into fans. Excellent as a substitute for vodka. Try it with ginger ale in the flagship cocktail MINIONS Mule. MINIONS BARREL RESERVE GIN 90 PROOF | 45% ALC BY VOL. Prior to prohibition, gin was often transported in used whiskey barrels. MINIONS Barrel Reserve Gin is finished in used CROOKED FURROW Bourbon barrels that provides a depth of character with a whiskey flair. Try this gin in your next Old-Fashioned cocktail. MINIONS OLD TOM GIN 90 PROOF | 45% ALC BY VOL Minions Old Tom is a unique revival of a style prevalent during the 1800’s, and until prohibition. More than a dozen botanicals both macerated and infused by distillation before finishing in used whiskey barrels. A great throwback to any pre-prohibition cocktail including the original Tom Collins. MINIONS VÄN SKAP AQUAVIT 80 PROOF | 40% ALC BY VOL MINIONS […]
Established in 2007, Berkshire Mountain Distillers (BMD) has created a line of award-winning artisanal spirits including Greylock Gin, Ethereal Gins, Ragged Mountain Rum, Ice Glen Vodka, Berkshire Bourbon and New England Corn Whiskey, currently available in 19 different states. All products are handcrafted in small batches in Sheffield, Massachusetts at Berkshire’s first legal distillery since prohibition. BMD is one of the founding members of the craft distiller movement and is embraced by several of the nation’s leading mixologists. Our products have received numerous high accolades including Gold Medal Awards from the Beverage Tasting Institute and San Francisco Spirits Competition and national praise from publications like GQ, Details, New York Times, Wine Enthusiast and Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible. As supporters of local agriculture and business, BMD uses regional materials in many of our products, creating a truly authentic, artisanal brand. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
We’re not here just to churn whiskey out, But to make something special to this area that draws on what is particular about our region. Our location is special because we are at the intersection of the Sierra Foothills and the Sacramento Valley in Northern California. The weather and agriculture around us are unique to here and we emphasize that when you visit us in our Tasting Room. Our operations, Amador Distillery & Dry Diggings Distillery, were started independently of one another in 2012 and brought together in 2015 with a focus on our locally grown fruit and grain. Merging the two facilities into one, gave us to the opportunity to focus these efforts. We are active in production weekly and have barrels aging past 10 years. Our small production capacity allows us to focus on high-quality and local products. We create spirits from beginning to end by working with local farmers, vintners, and brewers. We currently produce over 25 labels, but only distribute the more traditional types of products. We ferment, distill, blend and bottle all products by hand on-site in El Dorado Hills. However, we do also blend some of our whiskies, and our labels clearly state if […]
Inspired by the craft spirit movement in Oregon, Ted Pappas opened the doors to Big Bottom Whiskey in 2010 as the premier independent bottler of whiskeys located in Hillsboro, Oregon. In the initial years, the company primarily focused on merchant bottling of bourbons along with specialty finished bourbons such as the multiple awards winning Port Cask Finished Bourbon. In 2013, Big Bottom released its brother brand, Calhoun Bros. Adventure Spirits. Under that brand, the first whiskey pouch in the US market was introduced along with a traditional Aged Rum. The company expanded its operation in 2014, as they began to distill their own spirits in addition to aging, blending, finishing, and bottling their sourced whiskeys and aged rum. In 2015, Big Bottom Whiskey officially transitioned to Big Bottom Distilling, as they begin to release their own line of distilled products that include gins, rums, brandies and whiskeys. They will continue to offer their exclusive Warehouse Series – a boutique line of limited production spirits only available through the Big Bottom tasting room.
ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC In 2008, Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic, right here in the Heart of Texas. It all started in an old welding shop under a bridge in Waco. For the next year, we replaced the roofing, knocked out walls, laid brick, cut pipes, installed copper pot stills from Portugal, and shoehorned a whisky distillery inside that quaint building. Proud of what we had accomplished on our own, we began distilling in 2009.
From start to finish, every step of production occurs under our control in our facility in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Our more traditional methods of mashing, fermenting, distilling and aging require more effort and are more costly than other more modern methods. Nevertheless, we understand that exceptional results often require patience. Our patience and hard work provide you with the finest quality of artisan spirits.
ASCENDANT SPIRITS is the first distillery to open in Santa Barbara County since Prohibition. Proud to be part of the American distilling revival, we are deeply committed to using the finest American grains and the best fresh, organic, local fruit in our products. We are making great Bourbon, Vodka, Moonshine, Gin, Single Malt Whisky, and Rye. Come by and visit us for a tasting and tour. We’d love to show you what we do.
Single Malt Whiskey A whiskey that would reflect the place where it is made and the influences that guided its vision. Bull Run Distillery Medoyeff Vodka Medoyeff Vodka Enjoy it straight from the freezer or highlight it as the signature ingredient of classic cocktails like the Martini and the Moscow Mule. Medoyeff Starka We recommend using our Starka to replace whiskey in classic cocktails like Sazeracs and Old Fashions or enjoy it neat, straight from the freezer. Bull Run Distillery American Whiskey American Whiskey Served best with a glass and a comfortable chair. And ice if you wish. Bull Run Pinot Noir Finished American Whiskey Pinot Noir Finished American Whiskey We know that you like whiskey, but how do you feel about wine? In this bottle, you’ll find the perfect combination of Oregon Pinot and American Whiskey. Bull Run Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey Straight Bourbon Whiskey Sip it straight or pour it up – the perfect fireplace companion. Bull Run Distillery Barrel Strength Bourbon Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Barrel Strength Banish winter blues with rich flavors and a hit of bourbon. Bull Run Distillery Aquavit Aquavit Try our Aquavit straight out of the freezer as a wonderful digestif or use […]
Wilderness Trail Distillery has a pioneering spirit here at Wilderness Trail Distillery, just like the settlers who followed the path Daniel Boone blazed into Central Kentucky. In keeping with our location in the birthplace of Kentucky, we like blending old traditions with the science of making Bourbon and other fine spirits. After years of working with distilleries around the world to provide advice and fermentation products, we launched our premium craft distillery in 2012 with a focus on making the highest quality Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Vodka, and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Rum. Our founders Shane Baker and Pat Heist are fermentation experts with more than 20 years of experience in the production of alcohol and some of the best brands on the market today. Our specialty is making unique spirits from locally-grown grains to ensure quality and adding a healthy dose of science in the process. Come see what we mean by visiting Wilderness Trail Distillery.
FROM THE HEART OF THE CHIHUAHUAN DESERT, DRY POINT DISTILLERS HONORS THE ARID PEAKS BORDERING OUR LUSH RIVER VALLEY. BRINGING YOU CLASSIC FLAVORS WITH A LOCAL TWIST IN OUR FINE HANDCRAFTED SPIRITS AND COCKTAILS SERVED AT OUR MESILLA COCKTAIL BAR. DRY SPELL BOURBON WHISKEY This premium Bourbon whiskey is a fantastic addition to our collection of fine spirits. Hand-selected by us for its complexity and drinkability, this tasty Bourbon has earned its place on our shelves and behind our bar. Enjoy it mixed, on the rocks, or simply sip it neat.