12 Cute Cats You Can Meet At Kentucky's Bourbon Distilleries

Sure, National Bourbon Day is great, but who needs a made up holiday to inspire you to head to the distilleries when there are all these cute cats?!

Distilleries have a long history of employing these fierce feline hunters to protect against mice and birds who may otherwise mess with the much-needed grain.

When off duty, you'll find these furry cuties lounging in sunny spots on top of bourbon barrels or prowling for pets.

From Frankfort to Danville, and even right here in Louisville, here are some of the adorable distillery cats that make the Kentucky Bourbon Trail even more fun!
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MJ and Benny
J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery
Instagram @jmattingly1845

MJ and Benny

J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery
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Pluto
Whiskey Thief Distilling
Instagram @whiskeythiefdistilling

Pluto

Whiskey Thief Distilling
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Red
MB Roland Distillery
Instagram @mbrolanddistillery

Red

MB Roland Distillery
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Whisky Jean Samuels
Maker’s Mark
Instagram @committed2makers

Whisky Jean Samuels

Maker’s Mark
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RyeKentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
Instagram/@whiskeyandwhitetails

Rye

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
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Cooper
Wilderness Trail Distillery
Instagram @bennybourbon101

Cooper

Wilderness Trail Distillery
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Roger
Old Pogue Distillery
Instagram @pogbrbn

Roger

Old Pogue Distillery
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Rowan
Willett Distillery
Instagram @willettdistillery

Rowan

Willett Distillery
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Char
Preservation Distillery + Farm
Instagram @outlaw_17_tango

Char

Preservation Distillery + Farm
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Rich Key
Castle & Key Distillery
Instagram @castleandkey

Rich Key

Castle & Key Distillery
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Thumper
Neely Family Distillery
Instagram @neeleyfamilydistillery

Thumper

Neely Family Distillery
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Tipsy
Bluegrass Distillers
Instagram @bluegrassdistillers

Tipsy

Bluegrass Distillers
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