JOIN US AT OUR HOME, THE DISTILLERY.

Plan your visit by time, price or experience. Must be 21+ for tasting experiences. Questions? See our FAQs.

  • BEAM MADE BOURBON

    JOIN THE FAMILY FOR A BEHIND THE BARREL JOURNEY THROUGH OUR DISTILLERY.

    Take an immersive, interactive tour of our distillery and experience genuine in the making. You’ll discover how the Beams have made Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for over two centuries. And get a taste of it for yourself.

    Length: 90 minutes, offered daily
    Price: $22

  • MEET THE FAMILY TASTING

    EXPERIENCE OUR BOURBONS AT THEIR BEST. IN YOUR GLASS.

    For those short on time, this tasting gives you a look into how the Beam family has been making bourbon for 200-plus years. We’ll share a story or two over a glass of our favorites. All so you can discover a family of bourbons as storied as the family behind them.

    Length: 20 minutes, offered daily
    Price: $12

  • MATURATION MATTERS

    THE CREAK OF THE FLOORBOARDS. THE SMELL OF THE OAK. GO DEEP IN THE RACKHOUSE.

    Walk through one of our historic warehouses where our bourbons come into their own. We’ll share with you the Beam way of barrel aging and selecting, and how we give each batch a flavor of its own.

    Length: 30 minutes, offered daily
    Price: $18

  • NOE YOUR COCKTAILS

    NEAT OR MIXED, DRINK IT ANY DAMN WAY YOU PLEASE.

    Pour yourself into this hands-on, table side mixology experience where you’ll craft a range of bourbon cocktails right alongside us. There are lots of ways to enjoy Beam made bourbons. Here, we’ll show you how to make a few of our favorites.

    Length: 45 minutes
    Price: $30

  • BASIL HAYDEN
    KITCHEN PAIRING

    SOME FAMILIES WANT A FANCIER KITCHEN. WE JUST WANT A BIGGER TABLE.

    The Kitchen Table is the heart and soul of every home. It’s no different in Clermont. Join us for a three-course food pairing with Basil Hayden. We’ll serve up cocktails and recipes with a soulful Beam twist.

    Length: 45 minutes
    Price: TBD

  • BEHIND THE BEAM
    WITH FREDDIE NOE

    WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EIGHT GENERATIONS OF BEAM DISTILLERS.

    We’re opening up our home in a way we haven’t before. This insider’s look takes you behind the scenes of everything from our historic rackhouses to our new distillery. It finishes with a tasting with Beam family distiller Freddie Noe.

    Length: 4 hours
    Price: $250

  • THIEF YOUR OWN

    BECOME A BEAM FAMILY DISTILLER FOR A DAY.

    Taste bourbon the best way we know how: straight from the barrel with a hammer and a thief. This experience takes you from visitor to distiller, immersing you in our long-standing bourbon tradition. In the end, we set you free to pull six of your own bourbons, straight from the source.

    Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
    Price: TBD

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TOUR FAQs

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WHERE IS THE JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING CO. LOCATED?

Just 30 minutes from Louisville, our distillery is at 568 Happy Hollow Rd Clermont, KY 40110.

WHAT ABOUT TOURS FOR LARGE GROUPS?

For groups larger than 24, go to contact us, select Group Tours and send us a note.

WHAT TIME ZONE IS THE DISTILLERY LOCATED IN?

Clermont, KY is in the Eastern Time Zone.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE MAIN DISTILLERY TOUR?

Our “Beam Made Bourbon” experience is an all-encompassing tour and tasting that lasts 90 minutes. From showing you how we craft our bourbon to sharing two centuries worth of stories, it takes you behind-the-scenes at the distillery. The tour concludes with a guided tasting at the American Outpost.

ARE OTHER TOURS OFFERED?

A full list of our tours and experiences are at the top of this page.

ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED?

We strongly recommended booking your tours in advance online. That way you can guarantee your spot and preferred tour time. You can make your booking at the top of this page.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE FOR MY TOUR?

Tours depart promptly on time, so please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled tour to get situated. You’ll need to check-in at the front desk and retrieve your ticket. Guests aren’t able to join a tour that’s already in progress, so we want to make sure you’re checked in and ready on time.

HOW LONG ARE THE TOURS?

Plan on spending 2-3 hours at the distillery for our Beam Made Bourbon tour and tasting with a little time to visit the gift shop after. Our other tours and experiences vary in length, which you can see at the top of this page.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

The James B. Beam Distilling Co. is open Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EST; Sunday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EST Tours are held Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. EST; Sunday 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EST.

ARE THERE ANY TIMES DURING THE YEAR THAT YOU AREN’T IN FULL PRODUCTION MODE?

The hardest working distillery in Kentucky often goes quiet between mid-July and mid-August for annual maintenance. We still host tours and you’re always welcome to join us at The Kitchen Table and the American Outpost.

IS THE JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING CO AND TOUR ADA COMPLIANT?

Our grounds and tours are fully ADA-compliant.

DO YOU ALLOW PETS?

We do not allow pets on our grounds, service animals being the exception.

CAN I TAKE PICTURES WHILE I’M ON A TOUR?

Absolutely, you can take as many photos and videos as you’d like.

DO YOU OFFER MILITARY DISCOUNTS?

We’re proud to offer discounts to all servicemen and women.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY?

Please see the cancellation policy for each experience in the tour booking area for each experience.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

We’re a fully functioning distillery, so we recommend that guests wear closed-toe shoes for safety. Tours are partly outdoors and involve walking and stairs, so walking shoes are also recommended.

IS THE JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING CO. CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS?

We’re closed for tours on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Tours may also be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather.

IF I PURCHASE A BOTTLE OF BOURBON AT THE GIFT SHOP, CAN I HAVE IT SHIPPED TO ME?

We do not currently offer shipping.

CAN I HOST MY WEDDING OR SPECIAL EVENT AT THE DISTILLERY?

We have a newly renovated venue on our grounds for your special event. Go to contact us, select Events & Rentals and send us a note.

DOES THE JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING CO. ALLOW SMOKING?

We’re a smoke-free facility. This includes smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and vapor devices. Smoking is not permitted on tours.

WHERE DO I FIND INFO ON SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE DISTILLERY?

New events and all the details are coming soon. Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to find out about them.

DO YOU HAVE A RESTAURANT AT THE DISTILLERY?

We do. The Kitchen Table serves up some of our favorite Beam family fare and cocktails. It’s all made with locally grown produce from farmers in the area. And it offers stunning views of the historic distillery grounds.
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