Distillery Tour and Tasting for Two, Four, or Up to Eight at Kentucky Peerless Distilling (Up to 41% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Professional distillers open the doors to their distillery to lead tours and share their knowledge of the bourbon creation process

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 and older to taste. Tours take place: Wednesday-Saturday with tours at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $23 for tour and tasting for two with $10 store credit ($34 value)
  • $39 for tour and tasting for four with $15 store credit ($58 value)
  • $69 for tour and tasting for up to eight with $20 store credit ($116 value)

Bourbon: Kentucky Kernels

Whiskey uses many grains, from rye to malted barley, but only one ingredient makes it bourbon. Share Groupon’s toast to the joys of the true American spirit.

A spirit distilled from malted grain, whiskey has been made in Europe for centuries—especially in Scotland, where Scotch whisky—no e––reportedly filled glasses as early as the 1400s. Around the 18th century, however, as the colonists across the Atlantic began to assert their independence, they needed a distinctly American spirit. Enter bourbon. Distilled at 160 proof or less, bourbon uses a mash bill—or mixture of fermented grains—that consists mostly of the true grain of patriots: corn. By law, at least 51% of a bourbon mash must be made of corn, and—just as importantly—the spirit must age for at least two years in new, white-oak barrels, their insides charred to enhance the whiskey’s brown, smoky flavor. Although any place in the United States can produce bourbon, most batches come from Kentucky, where an abundance of limestone in the water infuses the product with a consistently pure taste.

Since almost all straight bourbons involve the sour-mash method, in which whiskey from one batch jump-starts the next (much like using a starter for a yogurt culture), any given distillery produces a reliable product from year to year. However, flavors can vary in the bottling process: small-batch bourbons are aged in separate barrels but blended prior to bottling, whereas single-barrel bourbons travel straight from the barrel to the bottle, never interacting with their cousins, ensuring each bottle tastes slightly different.

Like any great invention, the origin of bourbon is disputed. The name derives from Bourbon County, in Kentucky’s central Bluegrass Region, though the first proper batch of bourbon was more likely whipped up in 1789 in nearby Scott County. Nevertheless, because barrels often traveled through Bourbon County on their way to the Ohio River, location and potation became one and the same, and the name stuck.

Customer Reviews

So much fun! Shorter tour than Woodford Distillery, but it is smaller. Zach the tour guide was awesome! Very nice and knowledgeable. Would love to go again once their bourbon is ready to taste!!!
Denise T. · June 2, 2016
A pleasant and enjoyable experience! The staff and owners were extremely friendly and hospitable. The facility had a very nostalgic atmosphere that was pleasing to the senses. Will definitely be returning soon!!
Clifford H. · March 27, 2016
Very fun, great small family feel. Dress comfortably, some areas had to be kept pretty cool.
Kristina O. · January 29, 2016
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Thank you for visiting and we are so happy you enjoyed the tour. Sorry it does get cold in here at times, it's an old building and it is hard to keep warm on bitter days. Please keep in touch with us, as we will be ready to release our rye in March 2017 and our bourbon in March 2019. Cheers!
Merchant replied · February 25, 2016

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