Sipping Points

Distilleries on The B-Line

Augusta Distillery Buckners pour

Augusta Distillery

This distillery on the banks of the Ohio river – the original bourbon trail – was founded to help share the “bourbon-centric” life Northern Kentuckians enjoy. Their award-winning bourbons salute the region’s rich bourbon history in a historic setting.

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Pensive Distilling Co.

Located on bustling Monmouth Street in walkable downtown Newport, Ky., Pensive Distilling is just steps away from key NKY attractions like the Newport Aquarium.

Second Sight Spirits

Second Sight Spirits

Second Sight Spirits is a unique, artistic distillery located in Ludlow, Ky., Their Swami-shaped still produced the first legal bourbon in Kenton County, Ky. since Prohibition. In addition to bourbon, Second Sight produces a variety of premium spirits including rums, moonshines, and Queen Mab Hazelnut Liqueur.

Neeley Family Distillery

Neeley Family Distillery

The Neeley family has distilled moonshine for 11 generations. The current one is the first generation to do so legally. Take a trip to Sparta, Ky. to take their unique and fascinating tour, and sample their delicious, award-winning moonshines, bourbon, other whiskeys, and absinthe.

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The Old Pogue Distillery

Family history is strong at this Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour distillery. The Pogue family has been making Bourbon in Mason Co, KY for more than 150 years. The newest generation of Pogues have perfected the craft in their experience at the distillery and the joy in the taste of their product.

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New Riff Distilling

Meet the anchor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, New Riff. This gem in Newport, KY has been distilling and creating a new riff on bourbon since 2014. Their design inspired distillery will lift your spirits and give you new insight to the art and science of bourbon making.

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Boone County Distilling Company

Boone County Distilling has been making fine Kentucky Bourbon since 2015 but their legacy roots trace back hundreds of years when Boone County, KY was the king of the Bourbon industry. They honor their history and proudly declare their Bourbon is “Made By Ghosts.”

Bars on The B-Line®

Three Spirits Tavern

Three Spirits Tavern

Only a mile from Downtown Cincinnati and blocks from New Riff Distilling, Three Spirits Tavern in Bellevue, Ky. is located in a historic 1880s brick three-story home and features outdoor seating & games in a dog-friendly yard with picnic tables and green space.

Smoke Justis

Smoke Justis

Named after a legendary fast pitcher, Smoke Justis offers some of the best smoked meats and one of the largest bourbon collections in the region. Just a few short steps from the Ohio River, located in a beautiful and historic location.

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Rich’s Proper Food & Drink

Located in downtown Covington, Rich’s Proper Food & Drink is a bar and eatery specializing in Creole-influenced pub fare and some of the best cocktails in the NKY and Cincy region. In fact, you can get the winning “Best Mint Julep in Kentucky” here.

Wiseguy Lounge

Wiseguy Lounge

A tip of the hat to the days of secret speakeasies and passwords, Wiseguy Lounge, located up the staircase above Goodfellas Pizza in Mainstrasse Village is a perfect place to enjoy a carefully crafted cocktail or Bourbon flight. New to bourbon? Ask one of their expert, friendly bartenders for advice.

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The Globe

The Globe’s location in the core of the downtown Covington business district and its new twist on cocktail culture has made it a popular addition to the community. This charming neighborhood bar has some serious bartender credibility and whiskey knowledge to share.

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Prohibition Bourbon Bar

Located at the Newberry Bros. Coffee, the Prohibition Bourbon Bar proudly offers the largest collection of bourbons in the world, all served up in a relaxing and friendly environment full of true Southern hospitality.

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Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

This charming bar in Covington’s Mainstrasse Village boasts a collection of nearly 1000 Whiskeys, including over 700 Bourbons and 200 American Whiskeys. Their expert staff will craft your perfect cocktail or guide your bourbon choice. Wonderful outdoor patio too in the heart of Covington, Ky.

Restaurants on The B-Line®


Caproni’s Restaurant

You’ll find this road-trip worthy B-Line stop in Maysville, Ky. on historic Rosemary Clooney Street. Enjoy Italian classics with a river view.

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Pompilio’s Restaurant

Pompilio’s is a true NKY local favorite and winner of multiple “Best in Cincinnati” awards. This Newport gem has also been featured in several movies.

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Lisse Steakhuis

Named for owner Hans Philippo’s Holland hometown of Lisse, Lisse Steakhuis offers a Dutch-inspired menu, extensive wine collection, and of course an impressive array of bourbons.

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The Beehive Augusta Tavern

No B-Line is truly complete without making the scenic drive down Route 8 to Augusta. The Beehive Augusta tavern features farm-to-table dining, live entertainment, and a large bourbon selection overlooking the Ohio River and Augusta Ferry.

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Libby’s Southern Comfort

Libby’s Southern Comfort is home to award-winning Fried Chicken, some of the best shrimp and grits in the South, and an unforgettable Bourbon experience that welcomes you to one of the most vibrant cities in the region – Covington.

Coppin's at Hotel Covington

Coppin’s at Hotel Covington

Located in the award-winning Hotel Covington – named “Best Hotel in Kentucky” by U.S. News and World Report – Coppin’s Restaurant offers a seasonal menu inspired by cuisines of the North and South, as well as an impressive bourbon collection.

Tousey House Tavern

Tousey House Tavern

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to this one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of historic Burlington, Kentucky. Operated by generations of the Burlington, Wainwright family, this tavern offers Southern cuisine done fine and many Bourbon pairings and Bourbon events.

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The Purple Poulet

Charming Southern bourbon bistro inspired by the cuisines of Charleston and New Orleans with an infusion of Kentucky comfort. Owner/chef, Rick Zumwalde, boasts a dedication to hospitality and fine Bourbon offerings.


Bouquet Restaurant

Bouquet Restaurant is an upscale farm-to-table bistro opened in 2007 by Stephen Williams, one of the top chef owners in NKY. Bouquet’s menu is constantly evolving to utilize the best products from over fifty farmers and purveyors and has a strong offering of Bourbon.