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Covington, Sparta Locations Added to B-Line for Bourbon Fans

Locations in Covington and Sparta have been added to the B-Line, which highlights Northern Kentucky's bourbon tour.

The Neeley Family Distillery in Sparta and Coppin's at Hotel Covington were announced as the newest additions this week.

The B-Line offers bourbon fans a self-guided trail of four distilleries, five bars, and five restaurants.

“All Kentucky bourbon has a history,” said Julie Kirkpatrick, vice president of sales & marketing at the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau (meetNKY). “But the history exhibited at Neeley Family Distillery cannot be found anywhere else. As eleventh generation moonshiners, they have a great product and so many authentic stories to tell.”

Neeley Family Distillery began operations in 2015 and was officially named a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour earlier this year.

Coppin’s at Hotel Covington opened in 2016 inside of the luxury boutique hotel that underwent a $22 million building restoration of the iconic 1910 Coppin’s Department Store. Coppin’s Restaurant and Bar features bourbon-infused dishes and shelves more than fifty bourbons.

“Adding Coppin’s to The B-Line gives participants another excellent choice in culinary experiences throughout Northern Kentucky,” Kirkpatrick said. “The unique, local menu options are the perfect beginning or ending to a day of bourbon exploration.”


The addition of two more entries on the B-Line follows the announcement of the forthcoming Kentucky's Edge Bourbon Festival in Covington and Newport later this year.

Coppin’s and Neeley Family Distillery join a list of existing B-Line establishments including New Riff Distilling, Boone County Distilling Co., the Old Pogue Distillery, Purple Poulet, Prohibition Bourbon Bar at Newberry Bros., Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar, Wiseguy Lounge, Bourbon Haus 1841, The Globe, Chandler’s on Market, Tousey House Tavern, and Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar.

-Staff report

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