Road Trip: Maker's Mark and Star Hill Provisions
Take a leisurely and bucolic drive up the back roads of Kentucky to The Maker’s Mark Distillery which has renovated and expanded Star Hill Provisions, the distillery’s own fine Kentucky fare café. Led by Chef Newman Miller, the co-owner and executive chef of Bardstown, Kentucky’s renowned Harrison-Smith House, Star Hill Provisions™ is located in the beautifully renovated Distiller’s Home, adjacent to the recently unveiled Maker’s Mark Cellar. Chef Miller and his team offers true farm-to-table dishes with locally sourced ingredients and, whenever possible, with produce and proteins supplied by distillery employees who operate small farms outside of their work at Maker's Mark. Star Hill Provisions also offers handcrafted, seasonal cocktails on-site for the first time in Maker’s Mark history.
In addition to continuing to craft the great tasting bourbon his grandfather created, Rob Samuels, 8th Generation Whisky Maker & Chief Operating Officer, strives to make Maker’s Mark the most culturally rich and enduring home of any spirits brand in the world. Delicious food and bourbon have always been an integral part of the Maker’s Mark legacy, so the decision to create a premium fast-casual restaurant at the first distillery in America to be recognized as a National Historic Landmark was a perfect fit. These programs, and the addition of Star Hill Provisions, take major steps toward achieving Rob Samuels’ vision of high lighting the craftsmanship that Kentucky is known for.
Star Hill provision is leading the charge on all things delicious, many of Chef Miller’s dishes have been expertly created to pair well with Star Hill Provisions’ specialty Maker’s Mark cocktails. While the menu will change seasonally, Chef Miller and his team are putting their own spin on Kentuckian/Southern favorites such as Kentucky Hot Browns (a delicious sandwich created in Louisville and perfected in Loretto), Benedictine sandwiches (a regional riff on a classic tea sandwich brightened with pickled red onion) and Burgoo (a celebrated Kentucky dish made with white beans and locally sourced country ham) and more. Each day, a new plated lunch special is available as well. Equally as delicious and exciting are Chef Miller’s contributions to new Maker’s Mark® cocktail offerings. In keeping with the character of a seasonal menu, cocktails will rotate to highlight the freshest ingredients while classics like Old Fashions and Manhattans will be available year-round.
OPEN NOW! Wednesday-Sunday 11:30am–4:30pm
The address is Maker’s Mark Distillery 3350 Burks Spring Road Loretto, KY 40037