TOWN BRANCH DISTILLERY
Ground was broken on Town Branch Distillery in the fall of 2011, just steps away from the gleaming brew kettles of the brewery. Named after Lexington’s Town Branch stream, the waterway rich with limestone that once enticed numerous distillers to set up operations along its course, Town Branch Distillery was added to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in 2012. It is the first new Lexington distillery built in the last 100 years. Today, the distillery produces Town Branch® Bourbon, Town Branch® Rye, Bluegrass Sundown® liqueur, and Pearse Lyons Reserve®, the first malt whiskey produced in Kentucky since Prohibition.
Town Branch Distillery opened in 2012 as the first new distillery in downtown Lexington in more than a century an dis named for Lexington's Town Branch stream, the waterway rich with limestone that once enticed numerous distillers to set up operations along its course.
Few crafts carry the mystique of the ancient art of distilling. Said to have begun in the ancient Orient as a way to create perfume, the distillation techniques was carried to the Celts who used it to make their usquebach or "water of life". Today the tradition is continued by Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling company to create fine spirits in the heart of Kentucky.