James E. Pepper Distillery, Lexington

Must see · Distillery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
The Pepper family brand of whiskey is the oldest and most legendary whiskey brand in both Kentucky and American history. Founded during the American Revolution. Visit us in downtown Lexington to tour the distillery and taste our award winning whiskeys.

HOURS:

Wed-Sat tours start every hour 10:30am-3:30pm, retail shop open 10am -7pm

Sunday tours every hour Noon-4pm, retail shop open 11:30am-5:30pm

Learn more at www.JamesEPepper.com
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  • Very nice tour of a small distillery. After seeing many of the giant distilleries in KY it the great to see the other end of the spectrum.  more »
  • An old history revitalized. This is an older distillery that has recently been opened up. The positive to the tour is that you get to see the entire process in action. This is something that you...  more »
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  • This was an exceptional tour! Only one hour and full of the history, explanation of the processes, a finger-dip into the fermenting cauldron, and lots of tasting. Our guide Rachel was exceptional. The small tour group allowed questions and always an answer. Good tip: go next door to Goodfellows Pizza for more distillery history and great pizza.
  • We didn't tour, but did a sampling. It was fun and the building and grounds are awesome. Just passing thru quick, but would like to explore more in the future.

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