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A new approach to whiskey tourism: Come Find Bourbon

Three of Kentucky’s cities have come together as part of a new Bourbon tourism collaboration. Under the name of Come Find Bourbon (CFB), Covington, Frankfort and Bardstown will all invite Bourbon connoisseurs and newcomers alike to enjoy the immersive experiences available in the three destinations.


Vice president of sales and marketing for meetNKY, Julie Kirkpatrick explains: “We see CFB as a double win, for us as marketing partners and more importantly, for visitors. We can send a clear message to Bourbon lovers, who in turn will discover that our three regions really do have it all in terms of Kentucky Bourbon Country experiences.”

Mike Mangeot, executive director of Bardstown-Nelson County Tourism Commission adds: “Bardstown, Frankfort, and Covington offer a full spectrum of genuine Kentucky Bourbon Country experiences. One clear benefit for tourists is the fact that all three destinations are near one another, so this trip is an easy drive route with short distances between stops.”


Executive director of Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission, Robin Antenucci: “Kentucky is the birthplace of ‘America’s Native Spirit’ and crafts 95 per cent of all Bourbon. Tourists made a record 1.4 million stops to Kentucky distilleries in 2018. Frankfort, Covington, and Bardstown offer easy access to 21 distilleries so are ideal destinations for Bourbon lovers.”

In each region you will find the following distilleries:

Boone County Distilling Co.
Neeley Family Distillery
New Riff Distilling
The Old Pogue Distillery
Second Sight Spirits


Buffalo Trace
Castle & Key
Four Roses
Glenn’s Creek Distillery
Three Boys Farm Distillery
Wild Turkey
Woodford Reserve


Bardstown Bourbon Company
Barton 1792
Heaven Hill
Jim Beam
Limestone Branch
Lux Row
Maker’s Mark
Preservation Distillery
Willett Distillery

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