Established in 1999, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a must for anyone who’s curious about spirits or who just plain loves whiskey. Tourists from around the world make their way to bourbon country to cruise the scenic 70-mile span between Lexington and Louisville, where more than two dozen distilleries, including the newly opened Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown, reside.
This road trip calls for a soundtrack. A backdrop of well-chosen tunes that will give the journey grandness, transforming what will already be a spectacular adventure into the stuff of legend.
We’ve compiled a playlist on Spotify that hits the key themes you’ll enjoy while on the Bourbon Trail: the sense of infinite possibility that comes from launching an expedition, the joyous freedom of being on the road, the delicious pleasures of whiskey, and the limitless potential of an open highway.
So turn up the volume, and we’ll see you in the Lux Row Distillers tasting room for a glass of bourbon.
“Getting Ready to Get Down,” Josh Ritter
“First Air of Autumn,” Drive-By Truckers
“Whiskey River,” Cross Canadian Ragweed
“Twenty Miles,” Deer Tick
“Two Lane Road,” Canaan Smith
“Interstate,” Randy Rogers Band
“Saturday Night,” Wade Bowen
“Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” Hank Williams, Jr.
“This Is Your Day,” The Trailmasters
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Tears for Fears
“Tennessee,” Gillian Welch
“Sleeping on the Blacktop,” Colter Wall
“Keep the Wolves Away,” Uncle Lucius
“Bourbon in Kentucky,” Dierks Bentley
“Path to Follow,” The Way Down Wanderers
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton
“Louisville,” Matt Pond PA
“Trailblazer,” Nora En Pure
“Come and Find Me,” Trailprayer
“On the Road Again,” Canned Heat
“Whiskey River,” Willie Nelson
“Empty Roads,” Jaeden Camstra