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Public Bourbon Tours


2015 Thursday Public Bourbon Tour South

2015 Thursday:Saturday Public Xola-01Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, we’ll also stop for a local lunch along the way! Tour departs at 8:45am from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 5:30pm.

The cost is $99 per person plus the cost of lunch & admissions to the distilleries ($40)
Don’t see your date and time available, looking to customize? Give us a call at 502-583-1433  

2015 Friday Public Bourbon Tour East

2015 Friday Public Xola-01Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, we’ll also stop for a local lunch along the way! Tour departs at 8:00am from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 5:00pm.

The cost is $99 per person plus the cost of lunch & admissions to the distilleries ($40)
Don’t see your date and time available, looking to customize? Give us a call at 502-583-1433  

2015 Saturday Public Bourbon Tour South

2015 Thursday:Saturday Public Xola-01Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, we’ll also stop for a local lunch along the way! Tour departs at 8:00am from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 5:00pm.

The cost is $99 per person plus the cost of lunch and admissions to the distilleries ($40)
Don’t see your date and time available, looking to customize? Give us a call at 502-583-1433  

2015 Saturday Public Bourbon Tour East – October 24th & November 7th

2015 Friday Public Xola-01Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, we’ll also stop for a local lunch along the way! Tour departs at 8:30am from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 5:00pm.

The cost is $99 per person plus the cost of lunch and admissions to the distilleries ($40)
Don’t see your date and time available, looking to customize? Give us a call at 502-583-1433

2015 Saturday Public Bourbon Tour East – September 5th & 19th

Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Barton 1792 and Maker’s Mark distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, we’ll also stop for a local lunch along the way! Tour departs at 9:30am from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 5:00pm.

The cost is $99 per person plus the cost of lunch and admissions to the distilleries ($40)
Don’t see your date and time available, looking to customize? Give us a call at 502-583-1433

Sunday Public Bourbon Tours – September 6th

2015 Friday Public Xola-01Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, we’ll also stop for a local lunch along the way! Tour departs at 10:30am from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 6:30pm.

The cost is $99 per person plus the cost of lunch and admissions to the distilleries ($40)
Don’t see your date and time available, looking to customize? Give us a call at 502-583-1433

2015 Thursday/Friday Two-Day Public Bourbon Tour

2015 2-Day Xola-01Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, and Buffalo Trace distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, on both days we’ll also make a stop for a local lunch. Thursday’s tour departs at 8:45am from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 5:00pm. Friday’s tour departs at 8:30am and returns at approx. 5:30pm.

The cost is $99 per person plus the cost of lunch and admissions to the distilleries ($40)
Don’t see your date and time available, looking to customize? Give us a call at 502-583-1433

2015 Friday/Saturday Two-Day Public Bourbon Tour

2015 2-Day Fri Sat Xola-01Traveling through Bourbon Country visiting Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Maker’s Mark, and Jim Beam distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, on both days we’ll also make a stop for a local lunch. Friday’s tour departs at 8:30am from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 5:30pm. Saturday’s tour departs at 7:45am and returns at approx. 4:00pm.

The cost is $99 per person plus the cost of lunch and admissions to the distilleries ($40)
Don’t see your date and time available, looking to customize? Give us a call at 502-583-1433

2015 Mint Julep Tours Exclusive Experiences


Maker’s Mark After Dark

MMAD-Rectangle-White-LettersEnjoy an up close look at Maker’s Mark distillery! This Exclusive Experience includes a behind the scenes guided tour of the bourbon making process and a specialized bourbon tasting.  You’ll enjoy Maker’s Mark inspired cocktails and southern style appetizers inside a rickhouse under the hand-blown glass ceiling by world renowned artist, Dale Chihuly. The evening concludes with a trip to the gift shop and then you’ll hand dip your very own bottle of Maker’s Mark in the signature Red Wax to take home! The cost is $199 per person and the tour departs at 1:15pm from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 7:30pm.

Remaining Tour Dates for 2015: September 3, October 23, November 6

*Please note: There is a minimum number of people who must book this experience before it will run, if the experience doesn’t meet the minimum you will be notified a full week in advance and be fully refunded.

Heaven & Evan

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 4.03.33 PMStart with a trip to the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky for appetizers, cocktails and a bourbon tasting inside a working rickhouse. Master Distiller Denny Potter will lead the tasting that includes the rare opportunity to pull and taste straight from a barrel using a Whiskey Thief.  Then you’ll head back to Louisville to the new Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, where you’ll enjoy more appetizers, desserts and cocktails in the Prohibition-Era Speakeasy Lounge. Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs will lead a bourbon tasting before your guided tour. Guests will receive a bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel signed by both Master Distillers.  Trust us, this is one experience you don’t want to miss. The cost is $175 per person and departs at 4:00pm and returns at approx. 9:30pm.

Remaining Tour Dates for 2015: September 25 (SOLD OUT!), November 20


Secrets of Louisville Chefs

Join us in Kitchen Studio at Bourbon Barrel Foods to be in the live studio audience as you watch a taping of “Secrets of Louisville Chefs.”  You’ll see two of Louisville’s top chefs cook with Tim Laird, Brown-Forman’s Chief Entertaining Officer and Kevin Harned, WAVE 3 TV Chief Meteorologist. Your ticket includes a cocktail meet-and-greet followed by a tour of the facility. At the conclusion of the show you will sample all the foods that the chefs prepared. Tickets are $50 each and the event runs from 10:00am to 12:30pm at Bourbon Barrel Foods located in the Butchertown Market (1201 Story Avenue #175 Louisville, Kentucky 40206.)

Remaining Tour Dates for 2015: September 19, October 10, November 7, December 5


2016 Kentucky Derby Week Public Tours


2016 “Best of Kentucky” Derby Week Tour

Horse Farm SillouetteExperience what makes Kentucky so great as you travel through the rolling hills of the countryside and travel to an award winning thoroughbred stallion farm to see a day in the life of past derby champs. Then explore Bourbon Country as you visit a distillery for a guided tour and bourbon tasting, we’ll also make a stop for a local lunch along the way. The cost is $199 per person, which includes the cost of lunch and admissions. Tour departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

Wednesday, May 4th (8:15am – 4:30pm)
Thursday, May 5th (8:15am – 4:30pm)
Thursday, May 5th (10:45am – 6:00pm)
Friday, May 6th (8:15am – 4:30pm)
Sunday, May 8th (9:15am – 5:30pm)

2016 “Bourbon Country” Derby Week Tour

Old Bourbon BarrelsJourney to Bourbon Country as you learn about the history of bourbon and the process in which “America’s Native Spirit” is made on a guided distillery tour followed by a bourbon tasting at two premier distilleries, we’ll also make a stop for a local lunch along the way.  The cost is $199 per person, which includes the cost of lunch and admissions. Departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

Wednesday, May 4th (8:45am – 5:00pm)
Thursday, May 5th (8:45am – 5:00pm)
Friday, May 6th (8:45am – 5:00pm)
Sunday, May 8th (10:45am – 6:00pm)

2016 “Horse Country” Derby Week Tour

Horse Country Xola PhotoCelebrate Derby Week in Kentucky with a full day in Horse Country.  Get up close to past and future derby stars and studs at a world-renowned thoroughbred stallion farm before taking in the rich tradition of Kentucky’s horse racing industry with a walking tour of the breathtaking grounds at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington. We’ll also make a stop for a local lunch along the way.  The cost is $199 per person, which includes the cost of lunch and admissions. Departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.
Wednesday, May 4th (7:45am – 4:00pm)
Thursday, May 5th (7:45am – 4:00pm)
Friday, May 6th (7:45am – 4:00pm)
Sunday, May 8th (8:45am – 5:00pm)