Covington, Frankfort, and Bardstown Kentucky

Three cities tell the authentic Kentucky Bourbon story, and they’re conveniently close.

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Covington, Frankfort, and Bardstown offer:

  • Award-winning destinations
  • Easy drive routes and short distances between stops
  • Genuine distillery experiences, from behemoths to artisan, historic to new
  • Authentic bourbon moments, from field to glass
  • Spirited Kentucky characters, from urban to small town to rural
Thristy yet?


Covington, Frankfort, and Bardstown are awash with bourbon experiences.

Whether you want to sip from the world’s largest collection of Kentucky bourbons, discover what bourbon really means to Kentucky, savor once-in-a-lifetime moments, tap into edgy innovations and heartfelt traditions, or stock up on local artisan products, you’ll find it here.

 

Plan your Kentucky Bourbon Country road trip.

Covington, Frankfort, and Bardstown are the best answer to the common question of where to stay when exploring Kentucky Bourbon Country. Whether you’re a new bourbon drinker or bourbon connoisseur, there’s much to enjoy.

 

All three cities offer top shelf experiences and together present a rich variety of bourbon venues that run the gamut from rustic to ultra-modern, mom-and-pop to conglomerate, historic to brand new. Whether you’re a new bourbon drinker or bourbon connoisseur, there’s much to enjoy.

From world-class distilleries to award-winning culinary experiences, off-the-beaten-path treasures to one-of-a-kind accommodations, memory-making activities and attractions to eye-opening museums and shopping venues, you can pack a whole lot of bourbon-related fun into a weekend getaway or longer stay when you visit Covington, Frankfort and Bardstown.

While in Kentucky, odds are you’ll want to tour some distilleries.

This trio of cities is packed with bourbon-related experiences:

  • World-class distilleries that range from behemoths to artisan, historic to new
  • Bourbon-themed restaurants
  • Authentic attractions
  • Bourbon shopping options
  • Bourbon-inspired and infused products
  • Bourbon education opportunities and hands-on experiences
  • Charming downtowns and much more!
Come to Covington

Covington offers easy access to: Boone County Distilling Co., Neeley Family Distillery, The Old Pogue Distillery, New Riff Distilling, and Second Sight Spirits as well as The B-Line, Northern Kentucky’s unique bourbon tour.

Find Frankfort

Frankfort offers easy access to: Buffalo Trace, Castle & Key, Four Roses, Glenn’s Creek Distillery, Three Boys Farm Distillery, Wild Turkey, and Woodford Reserve.

Bourbon comes from Bardstown

Bardstown offers easy access to: Bardstown Bourbon Company, Barton 1792, Heaven Hill, Lux Row, Preservation Distillery, and Willett, plus Jim Beam, Limestone Branch, and Maker’s Mark.

Thirsty yet?

Come Find Bourbon in Covington, Frankfort, and Bardstown, Kentucky. With their deep range of authentic bourbon experiences, Covington, Frankfort, and Bardstown are the best answers to the common question of where to stay when exploring Kentucky Bourbon Country. Plan a weekend getaway or longer visit.

Start at either end of the drive route. Spend a night or more in each stop, depending on how much time you’ve got. We’re confident you’ll want to return again and again. That’s fine. We’ll just keep getting better with age.