About the Distillery

Less than half an hour from Lexington, Kentucky, Versailles is the home of Woodford Reserve artisanal bourbon. Let Gold Shield transport you to Small batch bourbon making at its finest.

The heat cycled barrelhouse at Woodford reserve makes all the difference in producing this bourbon. You won’t find another process like it in the world.

When you visit Woodford Reserve Distillery, take a tour, create a custom experience in cocktail-making, enjoy a bite to eat, and purchase select souvenirs to cap off a perfect day.

*Distilleries tour tickets not included in the transportation price.

  • The tours
  • The food
  • The experience

Distillery The tours

Woodford Reserve offers several tours for visitors who are at least 21 years old.

For a history of bourbon-making, an insight into the unique Woodford Reserve process, and a bourbon tasting, begin with the one-hour Distillery tour. The more intimate Corn to Cork two-hour tour takes small groups through a closer look behind the scenes and culminates in a special bourbon tasting. Woodford Reserve offers a two-hour National Landmark tour that focuses more on the heritage of the property. This tour ends with a bourbon tasting.

Take advantage of special event dinners and holiday lunches, or spend an entire day with the Master Distiller at the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy.

Make your reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, but there’s no guarantee unless you have that reservation. The distillery is closed on Sundays in January and February and all major holidays.


Distillery The food

Located on site, Glenn’s Creek Café serves freshly made foods, which you can pair with specialty drinks. The menu may change seasonally, so check the website often to verify menu selections for special dietary needs.


Distillery The experience

Finally, take your bartending skills to the next level by reserving a spot at the Mixology Tasting Presentation. You can add this treat to your Woodford Reserve Distillery tour. Plan for an additional twenty minutes.

Woodford Reserve offers bespoke experiences like no other, so you’ll be glad you included this distillery on your bourbon country tour.


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