This was a wonderful tour! The head distiller took my husband and I through the distilling process, and was very interesting to see how a small run distillery differs from the big well known distilleries. They use smaller barrels, which I loved! She took us through each step of the distilling process, then we tasted the end products. Very good and smooth! Highly recommend!
Day as a Distiller ~ So worth it! If you're looking for something more than a traditional tour, interested in learning the distilling process and not afraid to get your hands dirty you need to try this. We spent 8 hrs making gin from start to finish then returned to buy a bottle of gin we helped make once it was bottled. The gals who worked with us during this experience really know their stuff and know how to make your day as a distiller informative and fun. I'd like to do it again when they are making another spirit. Highly recommend.
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About This Deal
Choose from Four Options
$36 for a distillery tour and tasting for two ($70 value)
$73.50 for a distillery tour and tasting for four ($130 value)
$77.50 for a “Day at the Distillery” experience for one ($150 value)
$140 for a “Day at the Distillery” experience for two ($270 value)
“Day at the Distillery” experience includes a behind-the-scenes tour where visitors spend the day learning to distill and helping the master distiller, while enjoying tastes of whiskey, bourbon, and rum.
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About Hartfield & Co.
Hartfield & Co. is finally putting the "bourbon" back in "Bourbon County." True, the distillery is far from the only place producing the spirit in the region—in fact, it's a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, which highlights 10 local producers of small-batch spirits. Nonetheless, it has a pedigree that's unique even among other microdistilleries. Read on to learn more:
Before Prohibition, Bourbon County, Kentucky, was home to an estimated 26 distilleries. But in 1919, the entire whiskey industry shut down, and, oddly, not a single distillery re-opened there even well after Prohibition was repealed. It took until 2014, when Hartfield & Co. was founded, for spirits to be legally produced again in Bourbon County. (The Hartfield name, in fact, is a nod to founder Andrew Buchanan's distilling ancestors.)
Though Hartfield & Co. is constantly experimenting with aging and distilling processes, they focus on different varieties of bourbon, whiskey, and rum. It strives to be a truly Bourbon County operation by sourcing all ingredients besides sugar and molasses—so grains and fruits, mainly—from within 10 miles of the distillery. Visitors can learn more about the production of small-batch spirits through two tours that include tastings.