The Lexington Distillery District is a 25-acre entertainment district in downtown Lexington, KY, on the grounds of the historic James E. Pepper Distillery - a National History Landmark. Originally built in 1879, the distillery ceased production in 1961 and was abandoned for over 50 years. Since then the blighted property and surrounding area has undergone a revitalization as part of a community redevelopment and collaboration amongst independent local entrepreneurs and preservationists. A vibrant and thriving destination, visitors can enjoy working distilleries, a brewery, restaurants, bars, gourmet ice cream & coffee, and much more.