Horse Capital of the World

When riding along the gently bending hills of the Bluegrass and admiring a patchwork scheme of horse farms surrounding Lexington, you might begin to agree with American pioneer Daniel Boone’s famous words: “Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.” The secret to the region’s undeniable beauty lies underneath its blue-tinted grass. The limestone-rich source of water that nourishes world-class horses also supplies Bourbon makers with an ingredient that only nature can perfect.

In the mid-1800s, Lexington’s Manches­ter Street was a major hub of Kentucky’s Bourbon distilling industry. But for many decades during the 20th century, Bourbon making was absent in urban Lexington. Now, an influx of new distilleries has ended the Bourbon drought, revitalizing a Kentucky tradition and putting downtown Lexington back on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail map.

Lexington Distilleries:

Beyond the Distillery

There is also a vibrant craft-brewing scene with breweries located throughout the city:

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Just like enjoying bourbon, there are many ways to experience it by staying in a variety of places from romantic countryside to vibrant downtown cities.