Born Down Under
Distilled in Kentucky

The Story

Lawrenceburg Bourbon Company is the realization of The American Dream: A craft distillery built from savings and chutzpah by an Australian-born, U.S. Navy combat veteran with a palate for great American whiskey.

Lawrenceburg’s values mirror those of the Founders: Pride, Competence, Discipline, and Integrity. LBC is certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Combat Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, the only distillery in the United States so accredited.

In a wonderful nod to history, the distillery is a few hundred yards from the original site of the Anderson County Distilling Company, which was built on Wild Turkey Hill in 1940.

We may not have a storied past or celebrities riding motorbikes, but we at Lawrenceburg Bourbon Company have a genuine love of bourbon and we embrace Anderson County’s long and storied whiskey heritage.

The Journey

it’s been quite the journey for our Founder, LCDR Greg Keeley, USN (ret). From a beach side vineyard in Western Australia, to national security professional and now, wanna-be distiller. Greg is a Service-Disabled Navy Combat Veteran with the unique distinction of commissioned service in both the United States Navy and the Royal Australian Navy, serving in combat roles in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pacific.

Born and raised in Australia, he operated for Her Majesties Australian Service in various capacities including the Australian Federal Police.
Now settled in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, any thoughts of a peaceful semi-retirement on the farm came to a screeching halt as he embraced his love of America’s native spirit

– Lawrenceburg Bourbon Company was born.


Distilling has been (officially) going on in Lawrenceburg, KY since 1820.  Distilleries such as Anderson County Distilling, Old Ripy and S. Searcy & Co. all produced sought after whiskeys.

Those distilleries are long gone, we have no whimsical, historical, or indeed fanciful ties to those local pioneers. What we do have is a love of bourbon and we embraced this long and storied bourbon heritage as we built Lawrenceburg Bourbon Company

Our Whiskey

Lawrenceburg Bourbon Co. is not reinventing the whiskey wheel. There are craft distilleries across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the country, that make some incredible whiskey. At LBC we lean into traditional, rye forward expressions – with a twist.

Lawrenceburg Bourbon Co. approach to bourbon and whiskey is simple. What kind of bourbon do we like in our glass? That’s it. It isn’t complicated, we don’t trace our bourbon back to the pilgrims, we simply aim to offer the best of America’s Native Spirit. Our goal – be it distilled onsite or sourced – is to create extraordinary, novel whiskies, with bold flavors and a palate that lingers.

Uncut, unfiltered and uncompromising – Lawrenceburg Bourbon Company.


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