The B-Line – Northern Kentucky's Bourbon Tour

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You’re on a bourbon-country-bound collective, headed to Northern Kentucky via The B-Line. There’s no convoluted maps to read. No set order of events or requirements for entry. Just a mish-mash of distilleries, bars, and restaurants who are here to help you find your sipping point.


Find Your Sipping Point in Northern Kentucky


Imagine this… an experience centered around four Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Distilleries: Boone County Distilling Co., Neeley Family Distillery, New Riff Distilling, and The Old Pogue Distillery. Add five bourbon-centric bars, all with a culture of their own, and five amazing restaurants cultivating the freshest tastes in bourbon culinary delights and you’re on the The B-Line. On the very edge and beginning of the “Bourbon State,” Kentucky, and the very epicenter of Bourbon Culture & History after crossing the true Bourbon Line, the Ohio River. A short B-Line away from the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and a place to create your own unique bourbon experience.

Do The B-Line, Get Bourbon Swag
Upload a picture of yourself with your completed guide and submit the redemption form at meetNKY.com/redeem to earn free B-LINE swag like a bourbon glass, t-shirt, trucker hat, whiskey stones and more!

Visit Two of Each to Get the Swag
To Complete: Collect stamps from at least two distilleries, two bars, and two restaurants.


The B-Line Distilleries


Boone County Distilling Co. – Boone County Distilling has been making fine Kentucky Bourbon since 2015 but their legacy roots trace back hundreds of years when Boone County, KY was the king of the Bourbon industry. They honor their history and proudly declare their Bourbon is “Made by Ghosts.” Open Tue-Sun for tours and tastings. Learn more.

Neeley Family Distillery - Authentic Kentucky Spirits, 4360 Kentucky 1130, Sparta, Kentucky 41086Neeley Family Distillery  – A family-owned and operated distillery, Neeley Family Distillery has been distilling spirits for 11 generations. In today’s distillery, they make Moonshine, Bourbon and Whiskey and offers tours and tastings Tue-Sun. The distillery is easy to find at Gate 2 Entrance of the Kentucky Speedway. Learn more.

New Riff Distilling - Newport, KentuckyNew Riff Distilling – Meet the anchor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, New Riff Distilling. This gem in Newport, KY has been distilling and creating a new riff on bourbon since 2014. Their design inspired distillery will lift your spirits and give you new insight to the art and science of bourbon making. Their four year old Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon is now available. Learn more.

Old Pogue Distillery - Maysville, KentuckyOld Pogue Distillery – Family history is strong at this Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour distillery. The Pogue family has been making Bourbon in Mason Co, KY for more than 150 years. The newest generation of Pogues have perfected the craft in their experience at the distillery and the joy in the taste of their product. Learn more.


The B-Line Bars


Bourbon Haus 1841 – A new addition to a thriving Bourbon scene in NKY, the Bourbon Haus 1841 boasts some of the most robust Bourbon flight offerings in town and a perfect patio to enjoy them and the sights of Mainstrasse in Covington, KY. Learn more.

Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar – This charming bar in Covington’s Mainstrasse boasts more than 600 Whiskeys including 450 Bourbons, a plethora more Ryes and a dedicated staff crafting your perfect cocktail. Wonderful outdoor patio in the heart of Covington. Learn more.

Prohibition Bourbon Bar – Located at the Newberry Bros. Coffee, the Prohibition Bourbon Bar proudly offers the most robust collection of whiskies in the world all served up in a relaxing and friendly environment full of true Southern hospitality. Learn more.

The Globe – The Globe’s location in the core of the downtown Covington business district and its new twist on cocktail culture has made it a popular addition to the community. This charming neighborhood bar has some serious bartender credibility and whiskey knowledge to share. Learn more.

Wiseguy Lounge – A tip of the hat to the days of secret speakeasies and passwords, Wiseguys, above Goodfellas Pizza is a perfect place to enjoy a carefully crafted cocktail or Bourbon flight. Learn more.


The B-Line Restaurants


Coppin’s at Hotel Covington Food and Beverage menus at Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar are designed to encourage sharing and camaraderie, while offering an inclusive atmosphere for the transient and single diner. Coppin’s unique culinary position represents influences from Covington’s Northern and Southern neighbors highlighting local craft beers, cider and sodas along with wine and cocktails on draft. Seating options are ideal for social gatherings and intimate experiences. Learn more.

Bouquet Restaurant – Bouquet Restaurant is an upscale farm-to-table bistro opened in 2007 by Stephen Williams, one of the top chef owners in NKY. Bouquet’s menu is constantly evolving to utilize the best products from over fifty farmers and purveyors and has a strong offering of Bourbon. Learn more.

Chandler’s On Market – In the heart of charming Maysville, Chandler’s is the perfect stop for a bourbon bite and sip after visiting the historic sites of where Bourbon was Born. Learn more.

The Purple Poulet – Charming Southern bourbon bistro inspired by the cuisines of Charleston and New Orleans with an infusion of Kentucky comfort. Owner/chef, Rick Zumwalde, boasts a dedication to hospitality and fine Bourbon offerings. Learn more.

Tousey House Tavern – Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to this one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of historic Burlington, Kentucky. Operated by generations of the Burlington, Wainwright family, this tavern offers Southern cuisine done fine and many Bourbon pairings and Bourbon events. Learn more.


Frequently Asked Questions


  1. How Do I Do The B-Line Over a Long Weekend? See itinerary.
  2. How Do I Do The B-Line Over Three Days? See itinerary.
  3. How Do I Do The B-Line Over Four Days? See itinerary.

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