Dant Crossing adding The Legacy to its widening list of attractions
Dant Crossing in Gethsemane, Kentucky, is an evolving 300-plus-acre tourism destination campus conceived by the Dant family and anchored by their Log Still Distillery. When complete, the project will represent an investment of more than $40 million. In turn, the Log Still Distillery is the maker of the Monk’s Road line of spirits. Last year, just prior to the Log Still Distillery’s official launch, our bourbon columnist Susan Reigler provided a preview. Log Still Distillery is being built near Gethsemane by Wally, Lynne, and Charles Dant, fifth generation descendants of J.W. Dant, who started making whiskey in 1836 with a copper still contained in a hollowed-out poplar log. Hence, the new distillery’s name. Dants made bourbon in Nelson County until Prohibition. The family reopened the distillery after Repeal and ran it until the 1950s, when they sold the property. The current generation bought it back and has been restoring some of the original features,...Read more