FRANKFORT, Ky. — As the Kentucky Distillers’ Association begins its celebration of a decade of experiences along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, four new distilleries were officially added to the country’s first-ever craft distillery adventure.

What You Need To Know

  • Four distilleries have been added to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

  • Western Kentucky's The Bard Distillery and Louisville's Copper & Kings are among the new additions

  • The swell brings the tour's ranks to an all-time high of 23 distilleries

  • Around 2 million people have taken tours since the craft tour's founding

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail announced four new additions to its ranks: The Bard Distillery in Graham, Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, Copper & Kings Distillery in Louisville and Log Still Distillery in New Haven.

KDA President Eric Gregory said those four new stops bring the ranks 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 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 in a press release. “We are thrilled to welcome these four new stops and encourage visitors to seek out this next round of additions.”

You can learn more about the 23 participating distilleries here.

Bourbon Trail officials estimate that almost 2 million distillery tours have been given since its inception.