Lebanon named Official Trailhead of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour

LEBANON, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2013) – Lebanon, located in the geographic heart of Kentucky and home to  Maker’s Mark and Limestone Branch distilleries, has been named an Official Trailhead of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Bourbon TrailAdam Johnson, director of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail program, said Lebanon’s reputation as a legendary entertainment hotspot has made it a favorite with visitors and a welcome sponsor.

“Lebanon is a community that thrives on excitement, music and adventure,” Johnson said. “It’s overflowing with activities and attractions, from bourbon to Civil War battlefields, holy sites and a ton of fantastic events.”

Carla Wagner, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, said the growing popularity of its bourbon attractions, including the Kentucky Cooperage with its barrel factory tours, continues to draw more visitors to the area.

“With its rich bourbon experience and deep spiritual legacies, Lebanon is a community that thrives on its unique history and heritage,” she said.

“We are proud to invite our bourbon enthusiasts to get a taste of true Southern hospitality, local cuisine and a Bourbon tasting experience at any of our eateries.”

For more information about Lebanon, go to www.visitlebanonky.com.

As part of its designation, visitors who finish tours at all Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distilleries can now pick up their commemorative T-shirt in Lebanon instead of waiting for mail delivery, Wagner said.

Travelers can redeem their Kentucky Bourbon Trail stamped Passport at the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, 239 North Spalding Avenue, suite 200, in downtown. Call (270) 692-0021 for directions or additional information.

Created in 1999 by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour is a first-hand and educational exploration into the art and science behind crafting the world’s finest Bourbon, and one of the Commonwealth’s most popular attractions.

The unique experience features Four Roses and Wild Turkey in Lawrenceburg; Heaven Hill in Bardstown; Jim Beam in Clermont; Maker’s Mark in Loretto; Town Branch in Lexington and Woodford Reserve in Versailles.