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O.Z. Tyler Distillery, Owensboro

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Distillery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
The O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro, Kentucky has a storied past dating back to the late 1800s. The 25-acre distillery site last produced whiskey in 1993 as the Medley Distillery and then laid dormant until it was purchased by the Terressentia Corporation in 2014. After extensive renovations, the distillery was renamed for O.Z. “Ty” Tyler, co-inventor of the TerrePURE® process, which we use to refine our bourbon after it has been barrel-aged.

The O.Z. Tyler Distillery began producing Kentucky Bourbon in August, 2016 and will begin bottling in 2017.

The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 10am - 3pm, and Satrudays 10am - 4pm (CST).

Hard-hat tours are available Monday through Friday at 11am and 2pm, and Saturdays at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.
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  • Wes was very friendly and knowledgeable about the Distillery and the products. We enjoyed our Sit and Sip very much! We had an Olld Fashioned while we were there. It was fabulous! Thank you for an...  more »
  • FUN and interesting ! A MUST DO for over 21 year olds if in Owensboro! Bourbon amateurs and bourbon lovers alike will enjoy!  more »
  • Very interesting and informative tour by a knowledgeable guide. I enjoyed learning the back story of OZ Tyler, from the earliest days to the present. You will learn the basics of how bourbon is produced and get to see where it happens. Also an opportunity to taste the product at the end of the tour. Well worth the time involved - maybe 90 minutes or so.
  • Caryn was one of the best, maybe THE best guides we have had, and we've been to a lot of distilleries. Different from other distillers and the tasting at the end was quite surprising! (Hint: the rye blew our minds!)

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