Southern Kentucky Distillery Joins the Moonshine Trail: Connecting History, Heritage, and High Spirits

Burkesville, KY — Southern Kentucky Distillery, a proud producer of premium bourbon and spirits, is excited to announce its official inclusion in the prestigious Moonshine Trail. Founded by three dedicated partners and natives of the area in 2022, Southern Kentucky Distillery is celebrated for producing the first “legally distilled” alcohol in Cumberland County since prohibition.

Cumberland County, steeped in rich history, remained “dry” from the era of prohibition until its residents voted to turn it “wet” in 2016. Since then, Southern Kentucky Distillery has been at the forefront of revitalizing the region’s storied distilling tradition, embodying the spirit of innovation while honoring age-old techniques.

Nestled in the picturesque Foothill Mountains of Appalachia, Southern Kentucky Distillery is strategically located between Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow Lake, and the Cumberland River. This scenic area attracts thousands of water enthusiasts and fishermen annually, making it an ideal destination for both locals and visitors.

“We are thrilled to join the Moonshine Trail and share our passion for moonshine with a wider audience,” said Junior Cecil, one of the co-founders of Southern Kentucky Distillery. “Our unique location not only offers breathtaking views and rich history but also allows us to connect with many potential customers from the South and Midwest. We believe our distillery tours will provide a memorable experience, showcasing the craftsmanship and heritage of our spirits.”

As part of the Moonshine Trail, Southern Kentucky Distillery will offer comprehensive tours that include a behind-the-scenes look at the distillation process, tastings of their Slate Fork Moonshine and Ancient Sun Vodka, and a journey through the fascinating history of bourbon production in Cumberland County. Visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into every bottle of Southern Kentucky Distillery’s shines, bourbons and more.

The addition of Southern Kentucky Distillery to the Moonshine Trail is a testament to the region’s growing reputation as a hub for quality spirits and a celebration of the cultural significance of distilling in Kentucky. The distillery’s participation in the trail will not only boost local tourism but also strengthen the sense of community and shared heritage among distilleries in the area.