What is “Bourbon Casual?”
It’s the rustic, relaxed, yet sophisticated way you’ll enjoy wine and bourbon in Kentucky’s Jim Beam Country – Shepherdsville, KY!
You will find beautiful backroads, distillery, and winery tours, as well as taste testing of our award-winning spirits. Also, enjoy hiking, biking, and special events for the whole family at Bernheim Forest. In Shepherdsville, you can tee up at Heritage Hill’s award-winning golf course or shop at Amazon’s 6pm.com Shoes & More Outlet or shop the Donna Sharp Quilt and Hand Bag Outlet. Combine all of this for your next casual, well-rounded vacation. You can choose from over 1,000 affordable hotel rooms conveniently located right off I-65 only 20 minutes south of Louisville, KY.
Top 10 Things To Do in Jim Beam Country
Shepherdsville Wine & Whiskey Trail
1. Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Although all of the touring locations on the Shepherdsville Wine & Whiskey Trail are unique, the sheer size and magnitude of the Jim Beam brand and the uniqueness of its attraction make it a gateway experience.
The Jim Beam American Stillhouse and “behind the scenes” tour has a two-story interactive display and gift shop, a small pilot plant to wrap your brain around the distilling process as well as a look into the “Big House” to see how we make the #1 selling bourbon in the world.
All of this, plus a new barbecue restaurant is located on scenic grounds. The tour ends up (if you are a quick volunteer) with a chance to even bottle your own whiskey in the Knob Creek bottling area! You can place it on the line, and hand it to the man who puts the sealed wax on the bottle and in the gift shop they’ll etch the date & have you personally sign the bottle in gold ink. This 200 year old landmark, tour, and tasting experience is an ode to the roots of American whiskey production and a “must see” when visiting Kentucky.
2. Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling Tour
This location in Cox Creek focuses on the facilities operations: bottling and storage, but also offers a premium Bourbon tasting bar where guests can sample Four Roses products. The recently remodeled visitors center features vintage memorabilia and antique bottles from days gone by.
3. Forest Edge Winery
Just down the road from the Jim Beam Stillhouse and adjacent to Bernheim Forest, you’ll find the newest Bullitt County winery. Bring your own snacks or purchase some cheese, and enjoy some wine out on the patio.
4. MillaNova Winery
Select four wines for your tasting, and find a seat outside if there’s not a wedding going on (a testament to the romantic atmosphere and scenery). From the covered pavilion, you can enjoy a panoramic view of 22 acres.
5. Wight-Meyer Winery
Wine tasting, cheese tray, free concert (Saturdays)—yes, please. Come visit this charming country vineyard (the first commercial vineyard in Bullitt County). You’ll leave envying the family dog, Henry, who gets to enjoy the scenic views and friendly owners every day.
6. Brooks Hill Winery
Taste the award-winning wines of “the little vineyard up the hill” and meet Lili the Labradoodle. This small spot on the wine trail is a great place to wind down after a day of excitement.
Other Attractions & Activities
7. Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest
Spend some time outside hiking, biking, or enjoying year-round events. The forest is over 14,000 acres (larger than the island of Manhattan), and the visitors center has exhibits, a gift shop, and
8. Heritage Hill Golf Club
Whiskey and golf go together like … things that come from Scotland. Stop at this highly rated, and well-maintained public course, and enjoy the scenery and the challenge. If you have an off day,, remember there are distilleries and vineyards nearby where you can drown your sorrows.
9. Awesome Flea Market
Open Saturdays and Sundays all year round, this is a great place to people watch, find some hidden treasures, and potentially come home with a puppy or five (don’t look them in their adorable little faces or you’ll lose all willpower and reason). There are hundreds of vendors inside and out, and a food court where you can grab some lunch.
10. 6PM Outlet
Ladies, if you’re feel like digging for deals, check out this shoe mecca. There are rows of rows of discounted women’s shoes. Make sure your man has been fed and his phone battery is fully charged because you might be here for awhile.
Start planning your trip to Shepherdsville, Kentucky, and embrace the “bourbon casual” spirit at www.JimBeamCountry.com.