Tour - FAQ

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

The James B. Beam Distilling Co. is open Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EST; Sunday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EST. We are currently CLOSED on MONDAYS and TUESDAYS.
Visit https://www.beamdistilling.com/book-a-tour to check availability and book your experience.

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.

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.
The first family of bourbon welcomes you.

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