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Branch Distillery Featured on Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiner’s”
KY., distillery filming site for new season’s episodes
KY – November 2013 / Hospitality 1ST / The proud home to several national
and international celebrities, Lebanon, Ky., is now also the center of
it all in the new season of Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners.” Limestone
Branch Distillery, located in Lebanon, is the site for much of the filming
of the “Moonshiners’”
upcoming episodes, to be aired on Discovery Channel starting at 9 p.m.
EST on Tues., Nov. 5.
Distiller Steve Beam’s Limestone Branch Distillery has caught the attention
of fellow Moonshiner, Tim Smith,” said Carla Wagner of the Lebanon Tourist
& Convention Commission. “Smith has teamed up with Beam at the distillery
to work on their craft together, and it serves as the backdrop for much
of the filming of the new season of the ‘Moonshiners.’”
can experience the distillery first-hand by coming for a visit and free
tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays. Tours are given at the top of the hour. Limestone Branch is part
of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail’s® newest tour, the Kentucky Bourbon
Trail Craft Tour®, which includes seven distinctive micro-distilleries
and a passport program towards earning the coveted julep cup.
has drawn much celebrity fan attention over the past few years. This rural
Kentucky small town is home to Ernie Brown Jr., aka. “Turtleman,” star
of the hit show, “Call of the Wildman,” on Animal Planet. Besides the United
States, “Call of the Wildman” is viewed in Europe and Australia, luring
many international visitors to Lebanon’s free-admission Marion County Heritage
Center, site of the only permanent Turtleman exhibit in the world.
Johnson, the musical legend behind “President Lincoln’s Own Band,” featured
in Steven Spielberg’s recent movie, “Lincoln,” is also from this quiet
Kentucky home. His collection of J.W. Pepper instruments – one of the largest
in the world – is also on display at the Heritage Center.
having the chance to run into these celebrities in their hometown while
visiting their favorite hangouts isn’t enough, you may catch a show of
Eddie Miles, nationally renowned Elvis tribute star, or see Eddie’s lifelong
memorabilia right here in his childhood home,” said Wagner.
see a sneak preview of the new season of “Moonshiners,” go to: dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/moonshiners/videos/new-season-begins-november-5th.htm.
To learn more about visiting Lebanon, Ky., visit www.VisitLebanonKy.com.
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Branch Distillery in Lebanon, Ky.
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located in the center of the state, Lebanon
is the “Heart of the Bourbon Belt,” the epicenter of barrel and bourbon
making. Attractions include Maker’s Mark Distillery, Limestone Branch Distillery,
the Kentucky Cooperage and WhiteMoon Winery. Incorporated as a city in
1815, Lebanon played a crucial role during the Civil War and is today on
the Civil War Discovery Trail. It is also part of Kentucky’s historic Holy
Land, with sites including the Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse. Outdoor
recreation options include the newly expanded Gorley Naturalist Trail at
Fagan Branch Reservoir, Marion County Quilt Trail and several farm tours;
indoors there is the Marion County Heritage Center, a stop of the new Turtle
Trek and featuring the Turtleman exhibit, and Stillhouse Art Museum. Shop
for antiques, collectibles and handmade crafts in Lebanon and dine at your
choice of 40 restaurants. Accommodations include the gracious circa 1833
Myrtledene Bed and Breakfast, plus hotels including the Hampton Inn, cabins
and an RV Park. Facebook.com/VisitLebanon