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Kentucky's Craft Spirits Distilleries Get a Tourist Trail of Their Own

They may not be household names like Jim Beam or Wild Turkey, but Kentucky's craft bourbon distilleries now have their own tourist trail. One of the stops on the list—Corsair Artisan Distillery--is found in downtown Bowling Green.

As WKU Public Radio has reported, Corsair sells a diversified set of spirits, including vanilla bean vodka, pumpkin spice moonshine, and a “triple smoke” American single malt whiskey.

Seven artisan distilleries stretching from Marshall County in the far west to Mason County in the north are part of the new tour.

Gov. Steve Beshear Friday joined in a toast in Lexington to announce the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.

The new tourist attraction is an extension of the popular Kentucky Bourbon Trail that gives visitors an inside peak at bourbon brands sold worldwide.

The seven craft distilleries on the tour are Barrel House Distilleries in Lexington, Corsair Artisan Distillery in Bowling Green, Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, MB Roland Distillery in Pembroke, Old Pogue Distillery in Maysville, Trail Distillery in Hardin and Willett Distillery in Bardstown.

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.
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