Bourbon

NKY is Your Gateway to Bourbon Country

Whether you walk or drive across one of the bridges leading into Northern Kentucky from the Cincinnati side or fly into the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), when you enter NKY you enter Bourbon Country. We are an Official Gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, home to 11 of the Best Bourbon Bars in America according to The Bourbon Review and were also honored by The Bourbon Review to be named the Best Bourbon Weekend Trip you could take in 2019. 

For bourbon to be bourbon, it must be made in the United States and 95% of bourbon is made in Kentucky. Some of the best bourbon is made right here in Northern Kentucky.

There are five Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® distilleries in NKY: 

New Riff Distilling in Newport

Second Sight Spirits in Ludlow

Boone County Distilling Co. in Independence

The Neeley Family Distillery in Sparta

The Old Pogue Distillery in Maysville

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The B-Line Bourbon Tour

All five of these distilleries are on our local self-guided bourbon tour, The B-Line. Aka The Bourbon Line. There are also six restaurants, all offering bourbon-infused cooking, and nine bourbon bars on The B-Line. Grab a copy of the Line Guide at any of the stops and check in at 2 distilleries, 2 restaurants, and 2 bourbon bars and we’ll send you a free gift. If you prefer, you can get a digital version of the Line Guide on your phone. It includes special offers and discounts at The B-Line stops. 

Imagine this... an experience centered around five Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Distilleries: New Riff Distilling, Boone County Distilling Co., Neeley Family Distillery, The Old Pogue…

Imagine this... an experience centered around five Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Distilleries: New Riff Distilling, Boone County Distilling…

More Northern Kentucky Bourbon Experiences

The B-Line is a tasty introduction to NKY’s territory in Bourbon Country but there’s even more to discover in the Florence, Covington, and Newport, Ky. region.  You will find surprisingly large bourbon selections in many of our local restaurants and bars. 

Revival Vintage Spirits and Bottle Shop

Just one block away from three B-Line stops, Revival Vintage Spirits and Bottle Shop is in the heart of downtown Covington. Founded by Brad Bonds, a well-known collector and curator of vintage bourbons, Revival offers the history of bourbon in a tasting. You can taste vintage bourbons from every decade going back as much as a hundred years! The friendly bourbon enthusiasts at Revival are happy to help you discover which of their impressive collection you’d like to taste or take home a bottle of. They also have vintage bourbon decanters and other fun merchandise, like branded bourbon wall clocks, for sale. 

Baker-Bird Winery and Distillery

Forty-five minutes down a scenic highway that winds its way next to the Ohio River, you’ll find Baker-Bird Winery and Distillery in Augusta, Ky. They’re home to the oldest wine cellar in the U.S. and offer a variety of bourbon barrel aged wines. They also offer several bourbons of their own. 

Bourbon Events

Although the Covid-19 pandemic called a halt to events, they are beginning to return, and the NKY / Cincy area is home to a number of bourbon centric things to do like the Bacon Bourbon and Brew Festival and the NKY Bourbon Festival. 

The B-Line Bourbon Experience Digital Pass

Imagine this... an experience centered around five Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour…

Imagine this... an experience centered around five Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Distilleries: New Riff Distilling…

Come Find Bourbon Itinerary

Pack a whole lot of bourbon-related fun into a three-night getaway! Loaded with authentic…

Pack a whole lot of bourbon-related fun into a three-night getaway! Loaded with authentic bourbon experiences, Covington…