O.Z. Tyler Kentucky Bourbon Distillery

Contact Details

10 Distillery Rd., Owensboro, KY 42301


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Owensboro owes its rich bourbon history to its setting along a rail line and waterway, its tremendous limestone water source, extensive oak forests, and the hard work of local grain farmers. The location of the O.Z. Tyler® Distillery has been producing Bourbon Whiskey since 1885.

Recently opened to the public after an extensive renovation, you can visit the 26-acre O.Z. Tyler Distillery (formerly Charles Medley Distillers Kentucky) for a behind-the-scenes look at how Kentucky Bourbon is made. With an annual capacity exceeding 30,000 barrels of whiskey, a tour of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery covers every aspect of whiskey production, from grain, to mash, to barrel. After you’ve seen how whiskey is made, you’ll get to taste the end products—O.Z. Tyler Bourbon Whiskey, O.Z. Tyler Rye Whiskey, and O.Z. Tyler Honey Flavored Bourbon Whiskey.

The Gift Shop, open Monday through Friday from 10am – 3pm and Saturday from 10am – 4pm, features whiskey products, branded hats, shirts, glassware, and much more.

Tours are $10 and are offered Monday through Friday at 11am and 2pm and on Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 3 pm. While you must be 21 to sample, the tour is open to all ages. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are very much “behind the scenes.” You will be walking around an active distillery, including up and down stairs and over uneven ground. It can be noisy and most areas are not temperature controlled. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Reservations are not required but are appreciated. Call 270-691-9001 or go to https://oztylerdistillery.checkfront.com/reserve/