Owners of The Amsden announce plan for new hotel and distillery in Versailles


VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – The owners of The Amsden, one of the oldest buildings in Versailles, announced they are opening a new boutique hotel and distillery.

The project doesn’t have a location set yet, but according to a Facebook post from the owners it is supposed to be in downtown Lexington.

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“The project will include a boutique hotel, distillery, and restaurant that will focus on providing the essential Kentucky experience to our guests and our local community,” part-owner Emily said in the post.

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