James E. Pepper Distillery, Lexington

4.9
#3 of 8 in Breweries & Distilleries in Lexington
A culinary & cultural delight in Lexington! Enjoy patios galore right on the Town Branch Creek

Home to the following:

Goodfellas Distillery location - NY style pies and subs with Wiseguy Lounge of speakeasy flare for bourbon and craft cocktails

Middle fork kitchen Bar - Chef Mark Jensen offers a "comfortably bold take on the traditional dining experience"

Crank & Boom - Ice cream with creative flavors and locally sourced ingredients. Beer, wine and cocktails along with spiked coffee creations

Ethereal Brewing - Hail to the craft beer scene with a focus on brewing delicious Belgian farmhouse and American craft beers. Guest taps as well!

The Break Room at Pepper - Neighborhood Bar like no other! Inclusive, eclectic mix of people enjoy a relaxed atmosphere.

Barrel House Distilling Co - Distillers of Rock Castle Bourbon, Pure Blue Vodka, Devil John Moonshine & Oak Rum. Tours and tastings on Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.



Elk Horn Lounge - Comfortable, lodge-inspired bar connected to the Barrel House Distillery.
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  • Rachel was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Plus she makes a mean old fashioned with the 1776 whiskey. We were really happy to be there and my whole group agreed that this was one of our favorite...  more »
  • Had a great time and learned a lot about the history of bourbon and the Pepper family. People are super friendly and very welcoming.  more »
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  • One of the best distillery tours I have been on, and I've done a good number of them. Margie did an amazing job. Also near by there are a lot of new fun places to hang out at before or after the tour.
  • This was a sleeper hit at the very end of our bourbon trail tours. The tour was very informative, a full sensory experience and the tasting was great. I loved the flow/pacing. That and they make a mean Old Fashioned at the bar 👍👍👍 best part is you can take your drinks outside on the walkway and enjoy the creek nearby. Was a great way to end our trip! Can't wait to see how their stuff matures- will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for new releases.

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