Northern Kentucky, or as locals call it, NKY, has played an important role in the movement and production of whiskey and bourbon throughout the country`s history. The North is a great place to start your Kentucky Bourbon Route with many distilleries within an easy drive of each other. Explore the booming craft distillery scene, shop at Newport on the Levee, and enjoy delicious cuisine and cocktails at any of the top-notch establishments in the area.
Nashville Aiport - Kentucky Bourbon Route South : 1 hr. 10-20 mins. approx.
Kentucky Bourbon Route South - Kentucky Bourbon Route Middle : 1 hr. 20-40 mins. approx.
Kentucky Bourbon Route Middle - Kentucky Bourbon Route North: 1 hr. 10-20 mins approx.
Kentucky Bourbon Route North - Cincinnati Airport: 2 hrs. 20-40 mins. approx.
Cincinnati Airport - Kentucky Bourbon Route North : 1 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
Kentucky Bourbon Route North - Kentucky Bourbon Route Middle : 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
Kentucky Bourbon Route Middle - Kentucky Bourbon Route South: 1 hr. 30 mins approx.
Kentucky Bourbon Route North - Nashville Airport: 1 hr. approx.
Anchored by staples of the industry Paducah (known also for its crafts and folk arts) and Bowling Green (offering visitors multiple outdoor sports and recreation as well as its thrilling car races and festivals), this area also includes smaller towns like Hopkinsville, Pembroke, and Franklin to explore authentic southern hospitality and sample the best bourbons.
The middle area of the Kentucky Bourbon Route is a combination of large and small distilleries, and small batch and craft distilleries, some that were established in the last ten years and others that were started in the last century. You`ll also get to enjoy some fantastic small towns, kind people, enthusiastic bourbon drinkers, fun bars, speakeasys and a fabulous food scene.
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