Kentucky bourbon lovers, you’ve found your next great bourbon experience. Experience two of Kentucky’s craft distilleries located in Hopkinsville, Casey Jones Distillery and MB Roland Distillery. Both members of the Stateline Whiskey Tour that straddles the Kentucky & Tennessee state line and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, Casey Jones Distillery and MB Roland offer more than just moonshine and bourbon.
Veteran owned & operated, MB Roland Distillery is a completely “grain to glass” craft distillery located in Pembroke, Kentucky. Located in the countryside of Christian County, MB Roland uses local white corn to hand make each of their products ranging from the very unique “distillation & barrel proof” Kentucky Bourbon to MB Roland naturally-flavored Kentucky Pink Lemonade. MB Roland offers tours and tastings 7 days a week.
MB Roland offers a special “Distiller’s Tour” on the last Saturday of the month at 1:15 PM CST to adults aged 21 and up only. This tour consists of a more in-depth explanation of the distilling process by one of MB Roland’s full-time distillers, including a special “behind the scenes” sampling from select aging barrels in their rickhouse. Visit mbroland.com to learn more about your visit or reserve a spot on their special tour.
During Prohibition, Al Capone got moonshine from many different places. But the shine he liked the most came from Golden Pond, Kentucky. What made Golden Pond shine so special? Casey Jones. Casey was Golden Pond’s master stillmaker. The stills he designed were unique and meticulously crafted. Revenuers could tell a still was Casey’s just by looking at it. Fellow moonshiners and Chicago’s most famous gangster knew Casey’s stills by the superior product they produced. Casey’s legendary ingenuity and passion inspired his grandson Arlon Casey Jones to follow in his footsteps. Casey built his last still in 1967. AJ used that still, which is on display in the Casey Jones Distillery Lounge, as a guide to build the still used today. As our Master Distiller, AJ handcrafts every batch of Casey Jones Moonshine using a recipe that has been handed down through generations of the Jones family. A family recipe cooked in a family still – it doesn’t get more authentic than that. In 2019, Casey Jones Distillery began producing Kentucky small batch bourbon. Visit for a tour & tasting 7 days a week. Stay awhile and enjoy the 73 acres of Kentucky countryside Casey Jones Distillery sits upon. Visit caseyjonesdistillery.com to learn more.
The Stateline Whiskey Tour is a self-guided tour that takes you from scenic Hopkinsville, Kentucky to historic Clarksville, Tennessee. Each distillery has its own special story and its own delicious spirits. From Kentucky Bourbon to Tennessee Whiskey, and many other spirit creations in between, you’ll be certain to enjoy a variation from each distillery. You’ll be able to sample the spirits and purchase bottles at each gift shop (hours vary by distillery); even enjoy a delicious cocktail on most days. Take the tour with each distillery and get your passport stamped at each stop to receive a completion gift (ages 21+) at the final completed distillery tour. Visit statelinewhiskeytour.com to learn more.
For those that are interested in all things craft beverages, make sure to stop at Hopkinsville Brewing Company while you’re in town. Head to historic downtown Hopkinsville’s first and only craft brewing company, open Mondays through Saturdays. This veteran owned and operated, locally sourced, and community oriented craft beer nano-brewery is a must-visit location when in Hopkinsville. Try a flight to find your favorite brew, sit outside on the newly expanded patio space, or enjoy live music and food trucks on any given evening. Make sure to stop and chat with owners Kate Russell and Joey Medeiros – Kate was just named the winner of Samuel Adams’ Brewing the American Dream brewer experienceship program. Visit hopkinsvillebrewingcompany.com to plan your visit.
More of a wine fan? Be sure to visit Naimoli Estate Vineyard & Winery. Open for tastings Monday through Saturday, there is a reason the picturesque estate is home to weddings and events. Select a flight of wines whether sweet or dry, or enjoy by-reservation private wine tastings. Visit naimoliestate.com to learn more.