Midway, Kentucky is right off Interstate 64 between Lexington and Louisville. There are three good restaurants there:
Holly Hill Inn
In Shelbyville try Science Hill Inn. Claudia Sanders isn’t what it once was.
The best distilleries to visit are Maker’s Mark and Labrot & Graham. L&G is in Versailles, very close to Lexington.
In Bardstown I would recommend Rosemark Haven, Dagwood’s, Old Talbott, Tom Pig’s for homecooking.