About the Distillery

When you visit Barrel House Distilling Company in Lexington, Kentucky, you can surely expect a great experience.

The Barrel House Distilling Company is a relative newcomer to the craft bourbon scene, having opened in 2006. Don’t let the year fool you. The owners and operators rely on their years of experience using traditional methods of distilling fine whiskeys and fine spirits. Their distillery is housed in the barreling house once known as the Pepper Distillery.

This distillery may be small in size, but it’s huge in the craft bourbon scene, all while offering personable service and hospitality. You’ll be glad you chose this distillery for a visit.

*Distilleries tour tickets not included in the transportation price.

  • Take the tour
  • Have a taste
  • Grab a bite
  • Make time to shop

Take the tour

A friendly tour guide will take you through the Barrel House Distilling Company and explain both the distilling processes used as well as the history of distilling spirits. You’ll also learn how this process made Lexington what it is today.

You won’t need reservations unless your group consists of eight or more people.

Have a taste

Barrel House Distilling Company offers visitors the opportunity to sample their many products, including bourbon, rum, vodka, and moonshine.

Grab a bite

The Elkhorn Tavern offers regional foods for the hungry guest. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and of course, the Elkhorn Tavern also offers signature cocktails made from the fine spirits distilled at Barrel House Distilling Company.

Make time to shop

Take home Kentucky-style memorabilia and unique Barrel House barware. If you have time, take a moment to say hello to the rescue kitties that make Barrel House Distilling Company their home.

The Barrel House Distilling Company is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays. All tours and tastings begin on the hour. The first tour begins at 11:00 a.m. and the last tour commences at 4:00 p.m.

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