One of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest distilleries, the present day Woodford Reserve Distillery is built on history, sitting on Kentucky’s oldest distilling site where Elijah Pepper began crafting whiskey in 1812. It was on these same hallowed grounds that years later Master Distiller James Christopher Crow perfected his whiskey-making methods, which today have become common practice, including the implementation of sour mash into fermentation.
The Distillery is home to a 500-foot-long gravity-fed barrel run, our iconic copper pot stills, and 100-year-old cypress wood fermenters. We also boast one of the only heat cycled barrelhouses in the world, ensuring every drop seeps into the charred and toasted white oak, giving Woodford Reserve its color and signature flavor.
We invite you to come visit us, enjoy our bourbon, take in our scenery, and embrace our history. Come visit us in the heart of bourbon country. Take a guided educational tourthrough the Distillery that explains the history of bourbon, how we’re unique at all five sources of flavor, the bottling process, and much more.
While you can always stop by the distillery for a tour, we also host several events a year that will add to your experience. Check out our upcoming Distillery events.