Kentucky Artisan DistilleryKentucky Artisan Distillery

Founded in 2012
In 2012, The idea for the Kentucky Artisan Distillery was conceived by Steve Thompson, Chris Miller and Mike Loring. Established in the old Crestwood, Kentucky Ice Cream Distributors, Inc. building.

Using only pot stills, and running the distillery by hand, Kentucky Artisan Distillery is the first contract distillery in Kentucky, and the only production sized farm-to-bottle distillery capable of distilling as little as one barrel for a special occasion on up to over 1,800 barrels a year for partners like Jefferson’s Reserve.

With Head Distiller, Jade Peterson, the KAD staff uses only their senses to know when a batch is finished, as close as it gets to how Bourbon was made two centuries ago.

The ingredients used in their Spirits are harvested from a field just a mile away, from the 700 acres at Waldeck Farm, where they contract grow their grains.

Their facility boasts a turn-of-the-century traveling still, old cooperage tools and pre-Prohibition bottles and moonshining stills.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United States
  • Established
  • Address
    6230 Old Lagrange Rd, Crestwood, KY 40014, USA
  • Phone
    +1 502-822-3042
  • Website
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Some ancient 18th century pieces are actually used in modern production in the Kentucky distillery.
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Bourbon Obsessed Visits Kentucky Artisan Distillery – July 4, 2019

Visitor Center and Gift Shop, some interesting bottles are for sale.

The building was originally home to an ice cream distributor. Milling is done in house, but out of doors. Small scale malting can be done in-house.

The Distillery Cookers, Cyprus fermenters, Stripping stills, Finishing still – originally from the Old Forester Distillery. Filled barrels ready to go on their way. Barrels are made at Kelvin Cooperage. Some take avery long trip – 30 ports of call.

Bottling line, Rum and Cabernet finishing barrels & grooved staves, tasting bar, the tasting lineup, tasting room, toole, bottle and small still collection. The original still, now retired and on display in the tasting room, was from the Early Times Distillery. The barrel aging warehous is just down the road.

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