The idea for Log Still Distillery in Gethsemane, Nelson County, Kentucky was announced on National Bourbon Day in June 2019. Ever since that day its Founder, President, and Distiller J.W. ‘Wally’ Dant has been working non-stop to bring his vision of a Napa-like experience to the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
Dant is rebuilding and reimagining the historic 300+ acre distillery property, the very same land in southern Nelson County where his many family members once made spirits. “To be able to put your name as a distiller on a bottle is pretty humbling,” said Dant. Adding, “It’s about love of God, family, community, and bourbon.”
Log Still Distillery Announces Rebranding
Log Still Distillery is proud to announce a comprehensive rebranding of its distillery campus experience, combining a blend of modern facilities and a deep-rooted sense of home. Under the unified Log Still Distillery brand, guests are invited to immerse themselves in a distinctive mix of bourbon culture and warm hospitality in Kentucky.
“We’re driven by a passion for creating experiences that resonate deeply with our visitors,” said Dant. “Our roots in Gethsemane and southern Nelson County imbue everything we do, shaping a unique destination that transcends the ordinary. As we unveil our rebranded campus, we want our visitors to see that we’re building a community, fostering memorable experiences, and offering a warm welcome that feels like returning to a familiar and cherished place.”
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The $60+ million investment is setting a new standard for distilleries offering not just distilling and tastings but a beautiful 2,300 seat outdoor amphitheater, a 20,000 square foot event space, overnight accommodations, and a lot more. Did we mention they have their own train station? Yes, a real active train station right on campus. During special events throughout the year guests can board a train in nearby Boston and take about a 30-minute train ride to the distillery. It’s a pretty spectacular ride along the Kentucky countryside.
With a rich history and an eye on the future, Log Still Distillery offers the following amenities on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
- The Amp at Log Still: A 2,300-seat outdoor amphitheater that has hosted top talents like Little Big Town, Dwight Yoakam and Lady A, adding a musical element to bourbon country.
- The Legacy: A 20,000-square-foot event space perfect for weddings or any occasion, blending elegance with the natural beauty of Kentucky.
- Bed & Breakfast Homes: Cozy, authentic B&Bs embodying the charm of Kentucky living.
- Private Train Depot: Available during special events, enjoy a unique train ride through the scenic countryside of Nelson County in partnership with Kentucky Railway Museum.
- Nature Walk: A serene 12-acre fishing lake and walking paths offering a peaceful nature escape.
- The Distillery: And of course, there is a beautiful new distillery that officially re-started distilling on these grounds on September 2022.
- Farm-to-Table Restaurant: There is also a restaurant now under construction at the distillery. Completion of the restaurant is expected to happen in 2024.
Log Still Distillery, like many distilleries around the United States is a family affair. Guided by Wally Dant and cousins Lynne and Charles Dant. Lynne serves as our Chief Operating Officer and Distiller, applying her engineering expertise to find the perfect tasting notes for Log Still’s whiskey and bourbon blends while Charles, who was born and raised near the distillery grounds, Vice President of Operations, overseeing the 300-acre property in the community he loves.
Log Still Distillery spirits include the Monk’s Road line of Kentucky bourbons and gins and Rattle & Snap Tennessee Whiskey line.
Note: Log Still Distillery neither owns nor has any affiliation with J.W. Dant distilled spirits.