The North's Gateway to Bourbon Country
Whether you walk or drive across one of the bridges leading into Northern Kentucky from the Cincinnati side or fly into the Cincinnati NKY International Airport (CVG), when you enter NKY you enter Bourbon Country. Only 90 miles up the road from either Lexington or Louisville, a visit to the northern tip of Bourbon Country is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. A region full of whiskey history, Northern Kentucky was once a major hub for the whiskey business and home to more than 65 whiskey companies in the mid-1800s. Fun fact: Northern Kentucky’s Covington area was the native stomping grounds to influential Covingtonian John G. Carlisle who was responsible for the passage of the BiB Act in 1897 alongside his good friend E.H. Taylor. Home to eleven of the Best Bourbon Bars in America according to The Bourbon Review, Northern Kentucky has everything you need to kick off a bourbon adventure across the Bluegrass state.
Northern Kentucky Distilleries:
- Augusta Distillery
- B. Bird Distillery
- Boone County Distilling Co.
- Neeley Family Distillery
- New Riff Distilling
- The Old Pogue Distillery
- Second Sight Spirits
Beyond the Distillery
The B-Line: Northern Kentucky’s complement to the Bourbon Trail, The B-Line is a mixture of distilleries, bars and restaurants considered tastemakers for the region. Download the digital Line Guide and collect stamps to earn free B-Line swag! Look for the "B" symbol for B-Line participants.