James e pepper old fashionedLocated in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Join us for a guided tour that includes the story of the historic Pepper Brand & Distillery, time in the distillery museum, a tour of the working distillery, a tasting of our award-winning whiskeys and a complimentary Glencairn whiskey glass.

Our gift shop is full of unique items and our bar offers tasting flights, neat pours and Old Fashioned cocktails that can be enjoyed at the bar or outside on our patio.

TOUR PRICES: Per Person - $20; Veteran - $10; Active Military & Children under the age of 10: Free

SUMMER HOURS: (April – October)
Wed-Sat tours start every hour 10:30am-3:30pm
Sunday tours every hour Noon-4pm

*NEW WINTER HOURS: (November – March)
Wed-Fri tours start every hour 12:30pm-3:30pm, retail shop open 12 noon-7pm
Saturday tours every hour 10:30am-3:30pm, retail shop open 10am-7pm
Sunday tours every hour Noon-4pm, retail shop open 11:30am-5:30pm

*Hours subject to change due to holiday/distillery closures, or special events.  Please check FaceBook for any announcements.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled tour to allow time to park and check in. ONLINE RESERVATIONS NEED TO BE MADE 1 HOUR IN ADVANCE. We strongly encourage buying tickets online to avoid sold-out tours and to avoid issues with holiday/distillery closures. Please wear comfortable shoes and plan to stand/walk for the duration of the tour (about an hour). For additional information call (859) 309-3230 or email



Located at 1228 Manchester St., we are just a 3-minute drive from Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington, in the heart of the Distillery District.  We are right next door to restaurants, bars, a brewery, gourmet ice cream, coffee and more!

For Waze & Google maps enter "James E. Pepper Distillery" on Manchester St. for directions.  Enter the parking lot at 1170 Manchester St. and head to the other side—our building is the one with the smokestack and '1776' water tower.  Our front door is on the patio, just follow the signs for the PEPPER DISTILLERY.

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