Skip Main Navigation
  • Collapsed Find & Reserve
  • Collapsed Reservations
  • Or sign in using:
  • Join Now

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

1800 Newtown Pike · Lexington, Kentucky 40511 USA

  • 859-231-5100

Bourbon Country at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

  • 859-231-5100

Discover the beauty of Kentucky bourbon through slow, smooth sips. Situated in the middle of Bourbon Country, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa is conveniently located on the Bourbon Trail. Tour the famed Buffalo Trace Distillery from our hotel.


Griffin Gate’s Exclusive Custom Bourbon

Sit, sip and unwind, all in good time. See your spirit take flight when you experience the craft and style of Griffin Gate Marriott’s custom bourbon. Our hotel has proudly partnered with Maker’s Mark to create a personalized Kentucky bourbon.

Bourbon Tasting

Stop by JW's Lounge for your own tasting with one of our bourbon certificated bar tenders, or try our custom blend of Maker's Mark bourbon, made exclusively for Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa.

Situated right near the famous Bourbon Trail, which features seven distilleries, our hotel is a quick drive to the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery. We are also located close to Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam Distilleries, offering several tour options and tasting adventures.

Experience a tasting tour at the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery with our Bourbon Distillery Package.

Marriott + Bourbon - A Perfect Combination

Our guests measure every experience with the highest expectation. The Marriott Griffin Gate’s Exclusive Custom Bourbon is designed to offer our guests a premium choice that is delivered with style and an eye to well-crafted details. Much like our hotel, our bourbon moves beyond the ordinary with a new sense of style.

Check out our fantastic bourbon collection, which includes rare and orphan barrel bourbons that are unique and hard to get.

In addition, see one of our Bourbon-inspired menu items created by our chef.

Recipes and Cocktails

Meetings by day, relaxation by night. Our bartenders are prepared to craft you something familiar or a taste of something new. JW’s Lounge serves a range of bourbon flights for you to sample until you find your preferred taste. Experience the fastest growing spirit in the U.S. at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa.

Try Our Kentucky Peach Bourbon


  • 1 ½ oz of Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 1 ½ oz of Peach Schnapps
  • ½ oz of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz of Simple Syrup


  1. Build the drink over ice in a rocks glass
  2. Transfer ingredients to a shaker tin and shake well
  3. Pour into rocks glass and garnish with fresh cut lemon wedge

To view more cocktail options, check out our Cocktail Menu.

Press Release and Reviews

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa Launches its Custom Maker’s Mark® Private Select™ Bourbon and Hosts First Bourbon Battle

November 30, 2015  Twelve resort team members embarked on a journey to Loretto, Kentucky, the home of Maker’s Mark®, to create our own unique Maker’s Mark® Private Select™ bourbon. Read the press release

Outstanding Reviews:

Bourbon & Banter The Daily Meal
UPROXX Hotel Business