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Celebrate America's Native Spirit with us on 14th June for National Bourbon Day. Kentucky produces 95% of bourbon in the world, you'll find it everywhere from famous distilleries and collections, to famous cocktails and local food recipes.

National Bourbon Day

The famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® gives the visitors the opportunity to explore America’s Native Spirit story and, if you visit in September, you can be part of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown. To complete your bourbon experience you can also book a tour of Kentucky Cooperage, Lebanon, where new, charred oak barrels are crafted for bourbon production.

If bourbon is on your mind Kentucky is the place for you, Sip, Sample and Savour! There is Only One Bourbon Country and it’s in Kentucky.

To help you plan your visit to Kentucky here are some great bourbon stories we would like to share with you:

And last but not least - here is a great Kentucky cocktail to help you celebrate National Bourbon Day - The Old Fashioned Cocktail - created at the Pendennis Club in Louisville! Happy National Bourbon Day from us & everyone in Kentucky!

Here is where you can discover more about Kentucky’s bourbon and how we are planning to mark the birthday of America’s Native Spirit:

The Bourbon Capital of the World - Located in the heart of Kentucky Bourbon Country and situated at the trailhead of the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Bardstown is more familiarly known as the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” It is home to five distilleries, including Barton 1792 and Willett Distillery and these three Kentucky Bourbon Trail distilleries: Heaven Hill, Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam. Check out all the activities Bardstown has planned for this year’s Virtual National Bourbon Day: The activities start on the 12th of June and include live cocktail making classes, distillery tours and presentations from Master Distiller.

The oldest continuously operating distillery in America - discover the captivating story of Buffalo Trace Distillery read more... 

More than just distilleries - Discover Made in Kentucky, including the story of the Kentucky Cooperage, Lebanon read more...

Meet the first family of Bourbon - The Beams truly are the First Family of Bourbon, discover their story read more...

More than just a drink - Read the story of Hospitality, Food and Bourbon read more...

The Urban Bourbon Experience - Louisville is alive with the sounds of hustle, bustle and exciting new developments springing up on the original Whiskey Row, read more... 

Come Find Bourbon - Under the banner Come Find Bourbon and the new website , Covington, Frankfort, and Bardstown invite visitors to spend more time enjoying immersive bourbon experiences in all three destinations, read more...

More Bourbon Stories - Lexington takes pride in time-honored traditions, read more...

Why don't you make your drink to toast Kentucky - whether it's a cocktail or a simple bourbon on the rocks and post on social media using the #DiscoverKYBourbon, find more Kentucky cocktail recipes here. Also, be sure to enter our competition to win a bottle of bourbon

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