Illuminating a New Era of
Kentucky Bourbon

About Us

We are illuminating a new era of Kentucky Bourbon. Eastern Light is a locally owned and operated distillery being developed in the foothills of Eastern Kentucky. From our home in Morehead (Rowan County), we will help bring a new era of innovation to the state’s signature Bourbon industry.  

Our passion and experience in the world of whiskey production inspired us to address growing challenges in the spirits industry by marrying Bourbon and entrepreneurism – two things that have helped our state flourish, and that are critical to its future.  

The Distillery

We are looking east at a new day dawning for Kentucky Bourbon with the introduction of Eastern Light Distilling. The exciting new venture headquartered in Morehead, Kentucky is led by seasoned Bourbon industry veterans, including an internationally recognized master distiller and a senior industry executive with decades of experience managing and promoting major Bourbon brands. 

The 230-acre campus will be home to an approximately 50,000 square foot distillery building, rickhouses, a full bottling facility, a unique Bourbon tourism experience, a special event space and other operations employing more than 50 full-time staff.

Look East

Gov. Beshear Joins Eastern Light Distilling To Break Ground on New $143.7 Million Distillery in Morehead Creating 50 Full-Time Jobs

July 2, 2024
Office of Governor Andy Beshear

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear joined local officials and company leadership at Eastern Light Distilling for the groundbreaking of its new $143.7 million Morehead distillery, a project that is creating 50 new full-time positions.

Eastern Light Distilling Officially Breaks Ground on New Distillery in Morehead, KY

July 2, 2024
Press Release

MOREHEAD, KY., – A new day is dawning for Kentucky Bourbon as Eastern Light Distilling celebrates a major milestone in bringing their new distillery to life. Eastern Light’s innovative concept will bring the state’s signature Bourbon industry to Eastern Kentucky like never before, generating significant new investment, jobs, and tourism opportunities to the region.