Bourbon bars, distilleries and tours in the Northern Kentucky region
Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky, 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 seven Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® bourbon bars and distilleries in Northern Kentucky:
The B-Line Bourbon Tour
All five of these Northern Kentucky bourbon distilleries are on our local self-guided bourbon tour, The B-Line® aka The Bourbon Line. In addition to the distilleries, this bourbon experience includes 9 restaurants, all offering bourbon-infused cooking, and 9 bourbon bars, all of which have to keep 100 different bourbons on the shelves for you to taste. Grab a copy of the Line Guide at any of The B-Line® stops and check in at 2 of the 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.
More Northern Kentucky Bourbon Bars and Experiences Worth Exploring
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, Kentucky region.
Wenzel Whiskey in Covington, Kentucky
Just a few blocks from several B-Line stops, Wenzel Whiskey is in the heart of downtown Covington, Kentucky. Here you can have your own whiskey blending experience in a building that was a rectifier (non-distilling producer) for whiskey before Prohibition. Sample from 4 different barrel proof samples and use those to create your own personal bourbon. Wenzel will happily fill you a bottle or case of your blend to take home. If you want to skip the blending and go right to the drinking you can pick up a bottle of of their house blends.
Baker Bird Winery and Distillery in Augusta, Kentucky
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, Kentucky. 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 around the Northern Kentucky region
Here's a little taste of bourbon in Northern Kentucky
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…