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one hell of a pick

Indulge your senses and unleash your creativity by crafting your very own bottle of J. Mattingly 1845 Bourbon—where your unique taste meets unparalleled quality.

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About Us

For almost two centuries, the name Mattingly has been synonymous with world-class bourbon and innovation. John Graves Mattingly (1823-1910) was responsible for perfecting the now famous column still used by the greatest bourbon producers in the world to provide a more continuous process to satisfy the growing demand of his customers. Now, Jeff Mattingly, a sixth generation descendent of John Graves Mattingly, has created and perfected the first of its kind custom bourbon blending process at his new distillery in Frankfort, KY that allows guests to not only blend their personal bottle from multiple “Double Staved” proprietary barrels selected by the Mattingly team of master blenders, but also choose their bottle, label, closure (including various wax colors or a wood cork) and their own personal name for their creation.

If you can’t visit us in Frankfort, the J. Mattingly family is offering you the opportunity to customize your own personal bottle of world class, double staved Bourbon or Rye whiskey for yourself or to give as a gift. Click here to begin curating your own special bottle for you or those special in your life!

custom bourbon experience

J. Mattingly 1845 invites you to step into a curated world of premium whiskey. Whether you’re adding to your own collection of world class, one-of-a-kind bourbon or sharing a unique gift with a loved one – our “Double Staved” Bourbon or Rye is always “One Hell of a Pick” and provides that unique expression that fits both situations. Our master blenders have crafted our best whiskey blends for you to choose from as you then go through the fun and creativity of making additional choices of your luxury bottle, closure, including wax option, and then personalized details on your label for a truly one-of-a-kind purchase.

If you’re nearby, come visit us in Frankfort, KY to do your own blending next time you’re on the Bourbon Trail!+

visit our distillery

Craving the full J. Mattingly 1845 experience? Journey to the heart of Bourbon Country and go behind the scenes at our distillery in Frankfort. Witness the art of Bourbon-making, then take it up a notch with our in-person ‘Blend Your Own Bourbon Experience.’ Craft your own bottle and taste the magic right from the source. More than a visit, it’s your personal deep-dive into the world of Bourbon.

20 Reilly Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Monday – Saturday
8:30 am – 5 pm

Sunday Noon – 6pm

We are so very proud of the team we’ve built at J. Mattingly. We hope you enjoy spending time with our beloved family and team as much as we do.

Jeff & Melissa Mattingly, Founders

kind words from our visitors

We are so grateful to have such wonderful supporters and we hope to welcome you to our home also.

What an awesome experience! We sampled the bourbons directly from the casks, chose our favorite, then mixed the favorites creating a one of a kind blend! The guys helping us were great help and very encouraging! It was a great day! We came home with bottles we named, of our own concoction! A definite memory to treasure!

Laurie H. Spokane, WA

This is one of the neatest bourbon distilleries we’ve ever visited. We selected the full tasting experience which includes sampling straight from the barrels in back. You gotta try it… great time with good people and great bourbon. Did I mention they give the best hugs?

Diane H. Elberta, AL

“I just had the privilege of tasting Mattingly’s latest releases at their grand opening in Frankfort, Ky. Both the Bourbon (Open Doors) and Rye (Rye’lly Road) were of typical high quality exhibiting extraordinary, world class flavors from their double staved barrels. Anything this legacy distillery is putting out is sure to please!”

Steve Higdon, BIG Bourbon Club – Louisville, KY

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