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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.



Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm 

Sunday 2:00pm - 6:00pm

*check facebook or call for holiday hours and closings 


Tours start at the top of the hour starting at 11:00am, Mon.-Sat. 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. Follow our Facebook page for the weekly seasonal menu.



Our pizza kitchen is open Fri. and Sat. from 11am to 6pm and Sun. 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 & a KY Bourbon Chocolate Mini Pies 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 of our Bourbon here.


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

You will learn about the ingredients and process that make Linkumpinch Bourbon so unique. After the tour you will head to the Tasting Room to learn about the history of Dueling Grounds and enjoy a tasting of each of our current products. All distillery tours begin in the gift shop. 

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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