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Bourbon Barons: The Ripys

May 14, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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This historic tour focuses on the Ripy family of Lawrenceburg, KY. They will take you 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 will be at the Pepper Distillery District, 1178 Manchester St, Lexington.
Secondary Pickups: Versailles-Holiday Inn Express – 365 Commerce Dr. Versailles, and 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)


Ripy House
320 South Main Street
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 United States
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Lawrenceburg/Anderson County
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108 East Woodford Street
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342


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