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The Ultimate guide to a guys getaway to bourbon country

We always hear about the girls planning a trip together, but what about the guys? They need time away too! Grab your friends, bourbon country is calling and you must go. We’ve put a list together of all the attractions and must-do’s when visiting Dant Crossing. You’re going to need to ask the boss man for at least two days off, but go ahead and make it three. 

Dant Crossing is right in the heart of bourbon country. Located only 18 minutes from Bardstown, there are plenty of things to do and see in the area. A great time to make the trip is during our Amp concert season which is May-October. There’s something about listening to world-class entertainment under the stars with a pour of our Monk’s Road Bourbon in hand. 

Our campus alone features four unique bed-and-breakfasts steps away from Log Still Distillery’s Tasting Room, The Amp, and a 12-acre fishing lake surrounded with walking trails. The Homestead bed-and- breakfast features a fire pit out back where smoking cigars or making smores is an option you can’t turn down. You won’t need to make breakfast reservations or rush out the door while you’re staying with us. Roll out of bed and head downstairs or over to The Homestead to enjoy a warm homemade southern breakfast prepared by Amy Dant. 

After breakfast, we encourage you to head over to the Log Still Distillery Tasting Room for a tour and tasting of our premium spirits. There are 11 distilleries including Log Still Distillery within 16 miles of Bardstown and that itself is something you can’t get anywhere else. Every distillery has a story and a bottle of bourbon to share. Here are the 11 distilleries that you can visit:

  • Bardstown Bourbon Company 
  • Barton’s 
  • Four Roses 
  • Heaven Hill 
  • Jim Beam 
  •  Log Still 
  • Lux Row 
  • Maker’s Mark 
  • Old Samuels 
  • Preservation 
  • Willett 

Food is an important part of any trip you take and there’s plenty of it around here. Two places we highly recommend for lunch are Bardstown Bourbon Company Kitchen & Bar and The Bar at Willett Distillery. Schedule a mid-morning tour and tasting and then head to their restaurants for delicious cuisine. Bardstown Bourbon Company’s modern restaurant is stunning to say the least. Their picturesque campus runs parallel to the Bluegrass Parkway and their craft cocktails are out of this world. You can’t leave without a sip of their Barrel Aged Manhattan. 

Get a taste of a little southern hospitality at The Bar at Willett Distillery. Their open kitchen concept makes the atmosphere very unique and their small plates menu contains dishes we’re confident you can’t find anywhere else. You can sip on vintage Willett pours and their whiskey sour is top notch. You have to try the, don’t turn your nose up when we say it, Egg Salad Sandwich. It’s the best we’ve ever had. 

A great option for dinner is Scout & Scholar Brewery in downtown Bardstown. A unique atmosphere with delicious food and the patio with fire pits is a great place to end the day. We recommend the pretzel with beer cheese as a starter and an Ol’ Buddy beer. There are several options that won’t do you wrong for dinner. Enjoy a steak dinner and a glass of Monk’s Road at The Rickhouse or Italian cuisine at Cafe Primo or Bullitt’s Winery & Bistro. 

After dinner, head downtown where you can find several spots to have a nightcap. If you’re here for the bourbon, Talbott Tavern has over 200 different bourbons and live entertainment. The Blind Pig Speakeasy is a cozy, secluded spot where you’ll have to enter the passcode to get in. It’s called a speakeasy for a reason. We’re here to share a few secrets, but that one we’ll have to keep to ourselves. We’re confident you’ll figure it out. Third Street Taphouse and Mammy’s are other bars in town that also have live entertainment. If you would rather head back to our campus, which we hope you do, our Tasting Room has live music every Thursday-Saturday from 7-11pm with a full service bar. Happy hour is from 6-8pm with beer and cocktail specials. 

Other attractions you can visit during the day are Kentucky Gun Company’s indoor shooting range, a train ride with the Kentucky Railway Museum, fishing on our campus at our 12-acre lake or a round of golf at My Old Kentucky Home Country Club, Maywood Country Club, Cedar-Fil or Rosewood Golf Course. We hope you find this helpful to plan your ultimate guys trip. 

Our campus is expanding quick with the construction of our distillery, The Legacy, our wedding and events venue, 47 & Poplar, our farm-to-table restaurant and our train depot, Gethsemane Station. You’ll have to come back for a meal at our restaurant, a full tour of our distillery, and an overnight stay in a train car. Yes, you read that right! 

We’re confident you’ll have a #Dantgoodtime when you visit us. The best compliment we can receive is sharing your time at Dant Crossing with others on social media. Be sure to tag us if you do. Cheers, friends! 

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