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Kentucky Bourbon Trails

Warm up with a Bourbon Country Getaway in Kentucky

In case you haven't heard, Kentucky is the original birthplace of Bourbon. In fact, Bourbon Country, where you'll find charming towns like Bardstown, Frankfort, Lebanon, Lexington, and Louisville, is arguably one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state. Bourbon craftsmanship dates back multiple generations, and is a process steeped in tradition. Plan a getaway to Kentucky's Bourbon Country this winter, and take the time to tour local distilleries, sample some of Kentucky's finest spirits, and take a dive deep into the history of this spirited drink. There's no better place to find lodging than one of the many distinguished Bed and Breakfast Inns around the state. To start planning your journey, use our search tool to find a Bed and Breakfast that suits your needs, and book your trip today!

Discovering Kentucky Bourbon Country
Bourbon is an American Whiskey produced under a specific set of guidelines. It is predominantly made in southern Kentucky, the production of which dates back to the 1700s. During this time, the state's earliest settlers turned grain crops that were difficult to transport into easier to transport, and less-likely to spoil, whiskies. They also just so happened to offer a welcome respite from a laborious frontier life. Over successive generations, Kentuckians have continued making and refining these unique whiskies, often using the same process as their ancestors. Today, you'll find a range of Bourbon styles, including traditional, high-rye, and high-wheat bourbons.

Today, there are over 20 working bourbon distilleries in Kentucky. Many of them offer public tours and tastings, and working your way from one to the next is a great opportunity to explore the smaller communities of Kentucky's Bourbon Country. Each distillery offers something different, as they all work with their own specific mash bills (recipes), yeast strains, and levels of barrel char and age. A handy guide to area is the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, which offers 8 scenic stops and some of Kentucky's signature Bourbon Brands. The most popular cities in Bourbon Country include Bardstown, Frankfort, Lawrenceburg, Lexington, Loretto, and Louisville.

For a trip truly reflective of the great state of Kentucky, you'll want to stay at one of our spectacular Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts near Bourbon Country. Our member Inns offer spectacular accommodations, unbeatable hospitality, and an extensive knowledge about our great state. Find the Inn that best suits your needs, and book your room with us today!