Clermont is the home of Jim Beam, and so there's nothing more fine to recommend than a tour of the facilities! Under the current tour, you don't see any production, but you will learn a lot about the process. Tours are free, and start in the gift shop/tasting room (they're about 45 minutes long.) You start in the Jim Beam house, seeing an old small still and watching a 10 minute video. From there, you walk along the grounds to see some formerly used equipment, before learning about the barrels and how they work in the bourbon creation process. The next stop is the storage facility, where bourbon ages in their casks. And the final stop is the tasting room, where you can partake in a few small samples! There are plenty of Jim Beam items in the gift shop to look at as well. With the little guys in tow, we weren't planning on doing the tour, but the guide assured us it was child friendly and it did keep our five year old's interest. Well worth the stop on the Bourbon Trail.
This was surprisingly a very interesting place....you can just feel Kentucky! At the visitors center there is a short video about their product, a small exhibit on how it's made. There are some outside exhibits on how the crates were made, an old fire engine, and the old house where they give you a taste of some of their best burbon. I would visit this place on the way back from Bernheim Arboretum...it just tops the day off after viewing some of Kentucky's nature to have some of their burbon!