Kentucky Bourbon Crafted in Oldham County

Craft Bourbon Memories Made Only in Oldham
Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood

A Distillery Tour as Uncommon as the Bourbons Themselves!

Bourbon Master Distiller Jade Peterson with author Mike Veach

Master Distiller Jade Peterson with bourbon author Michael Veach (Read the Interview)

*See below for COVID-19 Tour Hours & Required Advanced Ticket Purchase

Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood is the ONLY distillery located on I-71 near Louisville, KY and is an hour from Cincinnati, OH.

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Louisville Oldham’s Horsin Around Bourbon Country Getaway is the perfect package to experience Kentucky’s bourbon and horses – without spending a lot of time in the car! We’ll even help you plan your trip – complimentary with your stay in Oldham, KY!

Your Bourbon Getaway Begins in Oldham, KY

Being situated next door to the award-winning Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, and on the same street at 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens Brewery, your bourbon getaway to Kentucky is sure to be a memorable experience as you begin your adventure right here in Oldham, KY.


Kentucky Artisan Distillery is a very unique place in the world of distillery tours. This ice cream factory-turned-distillery started out as a contract bottler and distiller for many different customers. They now focus on three distinct primary brands: Jefferson’s bourbons and Whiskey Row bourbon.


Guests are given an opportunity to learn the fascinating story behind the Jefferson’s brands, while touring a one-of-a-kind distillery and seeing the fascinating process of bourbon production… from grain to bottle. Every tour offers a behind-the-scenes view of the process as visitors actually talk to the distillers, climb up next to the cypress wood fermenters to view the mash, and walk through our laboratory (unheard of!) to see where the experiments of Jefferson’s founder and master blender, Trey Zoeller, come to life.


Jefferson’s is the brainchild of Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, a famed bourbon historian. They were continuing a family tradition that goes back to Trey’s 8th generation grandmother who was arrested in 1799 for the “production and sales of spirituous liquors.”


And while you wait for your tour of Kentucky Artisan Distillery, check out their charming gift shop, offering unique Jefferson’s keepsakes and Kentucky-inspired products. Enjoy a bourbon tasting of ALL 3 bourbons at their custom bar – a historical bank teller window saved from the old Bank of Pewee Valley, which closed in 1950.


Kentucky Artisan Distillery is the most personal bourbon distillery tour you’ll experience in Kentucky! Our tour is the perfect complement to your weekend stay in Oldham County’s luxury bed and breakfasts, your shopping, dining and train watching experience on Main Street in the La Grange Main Street Shopping and Dining District, and your cool, educational horse farm tour by Oldham Farm Tours.


Need help planning your Kentucky Bourbon Getaway, contact Oldham KY Tourism & Conventions for complimentary assistance 9am – 5pm EST.  Monday – Friday at (800) 813-9953.

Tour Information

Pouring a glass of bourbon

Tour Hours During COVID Reopening

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday


Thursday, Friday & Saturday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM



12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tour Pricing & Ticket Information

Adults: $12

Children: No Charge

Active Military, Veterans & First Responders: $6


Reservations are REQUIRED and Tickets can be purchased in advance.

Phone: (502) 822-3042
Directions: Click Here for Directions

Kentucky Artisan Distillery
6230 Old LaGrange Road
Crestwood, KY
(Exit 14 off I-71)