Two new bourbon craft distilleries — including one in Lexington — have been added to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.
Bluegrass Distillers offers bourbon, Kentucky rye whiskey and an unaged spirit it calls Blue Dog Whiskey, and it uses Kentucky ingredients. It opened in 2015 and was founded by Nate Brown, Sam Rock and Matt Montgomery.
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“We are pleased to continue to do our part to honor the tradition of Kentucky by making our craft spirit right here in the heart of the Bluegrass,” Brown said in a news release.
Other distilleries on the craft tour include the Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood, Barrel House Distillery in Lexington, Corsair Distillery in Bowling Green, Hartfield & Company Distillery in Paris, Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company in Louisville, Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, MB Roland Distillery in Pembroke, New Riff Distilling in Newport, The Old Pogue Distillery in Maysville, Wilderness Trail Distillery in Danville and Willett Distillery in Bardstown.
More than 175,000 stops were made on the tour last year.