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We are a small craft Bourbon Distillery located in Franklin,

KY. We are the first stop Northbound on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour ® Bourbon Starts Here. We are the proud makers of award winning Linkumpinch Bourbon and other craft spirits.

Stop by during business hours for cocktails, whiskey pours, tours & tastings and to shop our gift shop and bottle shop. The distillery, located at 208 Harding Rd., is easily accessible from Exit 6 and

Exit 2 on I-65. Call us with any questions: 270-776-9046
Click here for Holiday Hours.



Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm 

Sunday 2:00pm - 6:00pm

*check facebook for holiday hours and closings or call


Tours start at the top of the hour starting at 11:00am,

Monday - Saturday. Last tour is at 4pm. Get a look at the production process and custom build your flight of mini cocktails and spirits. Book your tour here for $15


Join us every Sunday from 2:00pm - 6:00pm for 

'THE COCKTAIL'. Our mixologist creates a new seasonal menu each week of delicious craft cocktails and mocktails. We also

offer flights, beer, wine, soft drinks and tea. Check our

Facebook page for the weekly menu and our Instagram for the Sunday cocktail recipes.


Our pizza kitchen is open Friday and Saturday from

11am to 6pm and Sunday from 2pm-6pm. Choose a specialty pizza, cheese bread or create your own pizza! Check out our MENU. We also offer Chaney's ice cream and a KY Bourbon chocolate mini pie handmade by the Pie Queen of BG!

4 year old
linkumpinch bourbon

Dueling Grounds Distillery released its 4 year old Linkumpinch Bourbon October of 2020. It is available in a cask strength single barrel edition, as well as a very small batch Bottled in Bond. Both bottlings were limited to less than 500 bottles each for 2020.


“Reaching the 4 year milestone is major accomplishment for Dueling

Grounds Distillery. We are a small team making all of our Bourbon from scratch with local ingredients. We make it, barrel it and bottle it all right here in Simpson County" distillery owner Marc Dottore said.

The uniquely handcrafted batches of Dueling Grounds Distillery’s Linkumpinch bourbon are double-pot distilled on site in Simpson County, KY, aged four years in charred oak barrels, featuring corn and wheat from the local area.

Our bourbon can be purchased and shipped via our

partner's at Seelbach's, purchased in-store at the distillery

or at one of these locations in Kentucky or Tennessee.

Our Linkumpinch Bottled in Bond Bourbon was selected for

Fred Minnik's top 100 American Whiskeys for 2022.

ADI American Distilling Institute

2022 International Spirits Competition Awards
Bronze Medal-Linkumpinch Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Silver Medal-Linkumpinch Single Barrel Cask Strength

Michael Veach is the foremost authority on bourbon history.

Read his review and tasting notes here.


kentucky bourbon trail craft tour

We are a proud member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®. 

Pick up an official Bourbon Trail Passport & Field Guide at our distillery. Collect stamps at every distillery on the Craft Tour. Complete a region and receive an exclusive Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Region challenge coin at your last distillery stop. 


Once you have completed all 4 regions of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®, you will receive a stave tray to display all of your challenge coins. This will be given to you at the last stop of your journey.

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour
Tours and Tastings

tours and tastings

Take a 30-40 minute tour led by the people actually making the distillery’s signature brand, Linkumpinch Bourbon! You will learn about the ingredients and process that make Linkumpinch Bourbon so unique.

DGD cocktailS

Check out some of our favorite cocktail and mocktail recipes!

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Monday -- Saturday 10am - 6pm

Sunday 2pm - 6pm


208 Harding Rd, Franklin, KY 42134





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