The B-Line

Welcome to the birthplace of bourbon!

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History tells that when Maysville was still a part of Old Bourbon County, Virginia, ‘Bourbon whiskey’ was stamped on the barrels spirits before being shipped off down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. The term ‘Bourbon whiskey’ is believed to have been coined in Maysville.

“There is no question in my mind that for the first century of bourbon’s history in Kentucky that Maysville was right in the forefront of it,” according to John Stanton, Kenton County External Affairs Director.

Home of historic Old Pogue Distillery, Maysville is the southern gateway on the B-Line, which begins with Northern Kentucky’s Boone County Distillery, and includes bourbon bars and restaurants. In addition to The Old Pogue Distillery, Maysville has Chandler’s on Market, which the Alcohol Professor called “a hidden gem with a massive bourbon collection.”

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