Boone County Distilling Co., Independence

Distillery · Food & Drink
In 1833 in Kentucky’s Boone County, a region of proud limestone hills that gradually fell to their knees at the banks of the Ohio River, a man named William Snyder made a decision that would impact the region 182 years later: He decided to buy a flour mill. And within three years he had begun operating a distillery in conjunction with the mill. Soon, his whiskey business was one of the largest in the nation, and far exceeded his profits in flour.

And while we might consider Snyder an extraordinary man, he was typical of those with a pioneering spirit back in the day. They saw opportunity, and took risks. For them, the biggest risk was in doing nothing.

It’s in a similar pioneering spirit that Boone County Distilling Company is now making authentic bourbon whiskey in the northern hills of Kentucky. Their brand is a living tribute to those that came before, men like Snyder and others, including Col William Appleton, J.C. Jenkins and James Gaff. Julius Freiberg and Levi Workum. Their stories infuse the Boone County brand with truth and determination. They are all part of the story.
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  • We've been to many distilleries in Louisville and Bardstown, including the big guys (Woodford, Buffalo, etc.). The tour guide (Anthony) at Boone County was exceptional, truly one of the better tour....  more »
  • The Distillery is beautiful and well maintained. The staff treated everyone like an old friend. Our guide Courtney was upbeat and did a great job guiding us through the history and process of making.....  more »
  • I've only been to one other distillery (Maker's Mark) and really enjoyed the small, new craft angle. Good history and presentation on the tour. The Tomahawk drink was phenomenal. I absolutely love the idea of seasonal gins and would totally buy them if closer (we live in MN). I do wish there was more merchandise and bigger sizes like 2XL as I would have bought one the other day. Any possibility of a monthly club where you pay by the month and a new liquor is sent monthly to try? Maybe in a .5 liter size?
  • Love this place. One of the best bourbons you are going to have, especially the wheated single barrel! Everyone is extremely friendly and knowledgeable and their bourbon barrels they sell, make great pub tables.

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