June 05, 2018

Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

Prestige Dining Club just added a new partnership. It’s like nothing we’ve ever done before.

For 40 years, Prestige Dining Club offered the absolute best restaurant deals to its members.


And restaurants only.

Now, we’ve started a new partnership that breaks free from our traditional restaurant mold. In addition to its partnerships with over 90 restaurants, Prestige Dining Club now offers an unforgettable experience on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., one of the most historically rich stops on the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

If you don’t know Alltech by name, you know them by their products. Operating as both a brewery and a distillery, Alltech brews the Kentucky Ale® family of beers, a rich line of wildly popular bourbon barrel craft beers. And if that wasn’t enough to peak your interest, Alltech also produces Kentucky Kölsch®, Town Branch® Bourbon & Rye, Bluegrass Sundown® liquer, Alltech® Café Citadel, and even Pearse Lyons Reserve®, the first malt whiskey produced in Kentucky following the end of the Prohibition.

Alltech isn’t afraid of trailblazing. It’s the reason why they’re one of the only joint brewing and distilling operations in the entire world. Prestige Dining Club isn’t afraid of trailblazing, either. It’s why after 40 years, we’re adding still new partnerships for our members. When two trailblazing companies partner with each other, good things tend to happen.

Prestige Dining Club and Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. have curated a never-before-offered experience for Prestige Dining Club members: a buy-one-get- one tour through Alltech’s entire brewery distillery—an experience that’s normally valued at up to $20! Members will have the opportunity to get an inside look on Alltech’s unique brewing and distilling processes from start to finish. They’ll learn the history of one of Lexington’s most storied distilleries on the entire Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

And yes, they’ll be able to taste plenty of bourbon and craft beer, too.

What makes Alltech so special?

Lexington Brewing Company dates all the way back to 1794, but had long been abandoned when Dr. Pearse Lyons acquired the 200-year-old brewery in 1999. As it turned out, Dr. Lyons was the right man for the job. As a 5th generation barrel maker, Lyons became the first Irishman to earn a formal degree from the British School of Malting and Brewing. During his schooling, he worked closely with both Guinness and Harp Lager. He became familiar with the brewing process and exactly what needed to happen in order to craft a flavorful and memorable beer.

Later, he spent time as a biochemist for Irish Distillers, the distillery famous for giving the world its beloved Jameson whiskey. Lyons’s family history and his formal training came together to make him uniquely qualified to work with both breweries and distilleries. There was only one problem: where could that happen?

The Town Branch stream is Lexington, Kentucky’s limestone rich waterway, the same waterway that has attracted so many distillers over hundreds of years. To be legally called bourbon, a spirit must be mostly corn based and aged in new charred-oak barrels. Furthermore, bourbon can only be distilled in the United States. There is no rule on what water needs to be used during the distilling process, but any bourbon enthusiast will agree: the best bourbons are made from Kentucky limestone water.

Mineral-rich limestone water has a high pH, allowing it to filter out impurities like iron, a known bourbon killer. Several centuries ago, limestone-like water couldn’t be engineered in a lab, so it was vital for distilleries to find a place on the Town Branch stream where they could have consistent access to this bourbon-holy water. Oddly enough, there hadn’t been a distillery built near the limestone-rich Town Branch stream in over 100 years when Dr. Pearse Lyons broke ground on Town Branch Distillery in 2011.

Lyons’s newly built distillery sat right next to the 200 year old Lexington Brewing Company. The complex became one of the few in the entire world to feature both beer brewing and bourbon distilling. Lyons experience and talent allowed him to make the most of this combination, creating a renowned and authentic bourbon barrel beer. In 2012, Town Branch Distillery was officially added to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

Now, Prestige Dining Club members have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore this historic complex at half the cost. Why not make a destination out of Alltech and take a road trip down to Lexington?

How to enjoy this offer (and what else to expect)

Become a member of Prestige Dining Club today and enjoy exclusive access to this offer and dozens more.

For decades, we’ve made a business out of allowing our members enjoy the best deals at the best restaurants around Ohio. Now, we’re excited to give our members something more: experience packages. Our partnership with Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is the first of its kind, but only the beginning of a new Prestige Dining Club movement.

Keep an eye out for announcements about what Prestige Dining Club will be doing with other distilleries, breweries, wineries, and more in the future.

We’re as excited as you are.