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Bourbon Barons: The Ripys

December 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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This historic tour focuses on the Ripy family of Lawrenceburg, KY. You will on a journey beginning with the young Irishmen, James and John Ripy, who left their home in Tyrone, Ireland for the cliffs of the Kentucky River. You will follow the growth of the family from James’ initial foray into distilling to the Ripy Brother’s Distillery which is the current Wild Turkey Distillery. This tour includes visiting the uniquely beautiful Ripy Mansion in Lawrenceburg that will be conducted by a Ripy descendent, a stroll down Lawrenceburg’s “whiskey row” to learn of other prominent distillers of the era, and a tour and tasting at Wild Turkey Distillery and Four Roses.
Pick up at the Pepper Distillery District, 1178 Manchester St, Lexington. Secondary Pickups at Versailles-Holiday Inn Express: 365 Commerce Dr. Versailles or Bluegrass Traditions- 207 N Main St, Versailles. The tour is approximately 7-8 hours. Water and snacks are provided.
Price: $120 (includes tour and tasting at the Ripy Mansion, tour and tasting at Wild Turkey & Four Roses. Lunch is also included).
NOTE: This tour has stops that may be changed due to openings or availability. Tours may also be shortened to half days due to availability. For the foreseeable future, tours will be limited to individual groups of 4-10. Groups will not be mixed. Temperatures will be checked before loading.


December 6, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Ripy House
320 South Main Street
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 United States
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Lawrenceburg/Anderson County
Tourism Commission

108 East Woodford Street
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342


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