about this tour
Run Time: 4 Hours
• Transportation to each of the destinations
• Tastings and complimentary premium cocktail at Castle and Key
• Heavy hors d’oerves, classic bourbon, gin, or mezcal cocktail at West Main Crafting Company
• Transportation back to drop off location
Pick-up location + Time:
Marriott Griffin Gate @3:00 PM
Whether you’re wandering in the sunken gardens at Castle and Key or exploring the revitalized James Pepper Distillery in the industrial Distillery District, you’re going to experience so much rich history as each of these properties were abandoned at one point, then brought back to life by people that believe in the bourbon industry and put their hearts and souls into restoring each distillery to their fullest potential. You’ll be picked up in one of our luxury Gold Shield vehicles and escorted to your destination where you’ll be led through a behind the scenes distillery and finish up with a complimentary tasting. You’ll then head to West Main Crafting Co. located in downtown Lexington where you’ll enjoy a 2 course dinner and have the opportunity to experience some of the best handcrafted cocktails that Lexington has to offer before being shuttled back to the location you were picked up at.
Take in the sights and history at one of Central Kentucky's most unique and historical distilleries before enjoying some of the finest craft cocktails and local eats Lexington has to offer.
Castle & Key
Built in 1887 by Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Castle and Key is truly a hidden gem nestled the woods of Frankfort, Kentucky. While visiting this restored distillery, you’ll experience not only the immense beauty that this property offers, but also learn about their unique spirits and how they were home to Kentucky bourbon’s first female Master Distiller.
west main crafting
While their kitchen specializes in locally sourced, cultivated foods, their Beverage Director, Jake Sulek, has created a bar program to envy. They produce two cocktail menus each year in the form of coffee table books and they focus on curating authentic but adventurous drinks.