Where Old Tradition Thrives and Everyone's Part of the Family
Located just 20 minutes south of Louisville, scenic Shepherdsville warmly welcomes visitors to the “knobs,” a countryside of bumpy hills that’s become synonymous with this piece of Bourbon Country. Considering the area’s variant elevation and natural sources of water, it’s no wonder one of the Bourbon industry’s storied families grew roots in Bullitt County. When you’re not sipping Bourbon, pour a glass of the local wine, or plan a spirited adventure into a wondrous natural landscape.
Beyond the Distillery
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest: Take time to connect with nature while trekking through 16,000 acres of hiking paths, nurseries, lakes, gardens and preserved land. Just down the road from the Jim Beam American Outpost, Bernheim is Kentucky’s official state arboretum, showcasing the area’s diverse and scenic terrain.
Cattleman’s Restaurant: Featuring a Jim Beam-themed bar, this popular steakhouse is known for hand-cut steaks that are aged 28 days, then cooked full of tenderness and flavor. Especially bold eaters can order the house special, the 20-ounce sirloin known as “The Sheriff.”
Wineries: While tasting world-class Bourbon on your Bourbon Country excursion, you can also experience the unexpected excellence of Kentucky-crafted wine. Bullitt County is home to four award-winning wineries – Brooks Hill Winery, Forest Edge Winery, MillaNova Winery, and Wight-Meyer Winery & Vineyards. With panoramic views in a rural setting, each winery offers casual tastings and a relaxing atmosphere for connoisseurs and newbies alike. A trip to all four wineries, as well as the Jim Beam American Outpost and Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling, completes the official “Bullitt County Wine & Whiskey Trail,” earning visitors a uniquely designed commemorative glass.