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2016 Public Bourbon Tours

2016 Thursday Public Bourbon Tour South:  Jim Beam – Maker’s Mark – Heaven Hill

Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, with a third stop at Heaven Hill for a tasting only. We’ll also make a 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. 5:30pm.

The cost is $119 per person ($79 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

2016 Friday Public Bourbon Tour East:  Woodford Reserve – Buffalo Trace – Wild Turkey

Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, with a third stop at Wild Turkey for a tasting only. We’ll also make a 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. 5:30pm.

The cost is $139 per person ($99 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

2016 Friday Public Bourbon Tour East #2:  Buffalo Trace – Wild Turkey – Four Roses
 May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24 & July 1st

Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, with a third stop at Four Roses for a tasting only. We’ll also make a 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 $139 per person ($99 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

 

2016 Saturday Public Bourbon Tour South:  Jim Beam – Maker’s Mark – Barton 1792

Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, with a third stop at Barton 1792 for a tasting only. We’ll also make a stop for a local lunch along the way! Tour departs at 7:45am 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 $139 per person ($99 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

 

2016 Saturday Public Bourbon South #2:  Maker’s Mark – Barton 1792 – Heaven Hill
May 28, June 18 & July 2nd

Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Maker’s Mark and Barton 1792 distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, with a third stop at Heaven Hill for a tasting only. We’ll also make a 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. 5:45pm.

The cost is $139 per person ($99 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


2016 Sunday Public Bourbon East:  Wild Turkey – Buffalo Trace – Four Roses
Sunday, May 29, July 3 & September 4, 2016

Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Wild Turkey and Buffalo Trace distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, with a third stop at Four Roses for a tasting only. We’ll also make a 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. 6:30pm.

The cost is $139 per person ($99 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

 

2016 Thursday/Friday Two-Day Public Bourbon Tour

Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve, and Buffalo Trace distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, with additional stops each day at Heaven Hill/Wild Turkey for an additional tasting. On both days we’ll also make a stop for a local lunch. Thursday’s 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. 5:30pm. Friday’s tour departs at 8:00am and returns at approx. 5:30pm.

The cost is $258 per person ($79 and $99 for each day, plus the cost of lunch & admissions to the distilleries, $80)
Don’t see your date and time available, looking to customize? Give us a call at 502-583-1433

2016 Friday/Saturday Two-Day Public Bourbon Tour

Travel through Bourbon Country visiting Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Jim Beam, and Maker’s Mark distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings, with additional stops each day at Wild Turkey/Barton1792 for an additional tasting. On both days we’ll also make a stop for a local lunch. Friday’s 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. 5:30pm. Saturday’s tour departs at 7:45am and returns at approx. 5:30pm.

The cost is $278 per person ($99 each day, plus the cost of lunch & admissions to the distilleries, $80)
Don’t see your date and time available, looking to customize? Give us a call at 502-583-1433

Mint Julep Tours Exclusive Experiences

Beyond the Bourbon – Exploring the life of E.H. Taylor

Beyond The Bourbon Xola ImageE.H. Taylor is celebrated as the “Father of the Modern Bourbon Industry” which is why we’ve developed an Exclusive Experience dedicated entirely to his legacy.  Acclaimed Bourbon Historian Michael Veach is your tour guide as you start things off with a sidewalk tour of the historic Vendome Copper & Brass Works factory. We’ll then travel through Bourbon Country to Buffalo Trace Distillery for a distillery tour that includes the original Taylor family home. After some sightseeing throughout Frankfort, KY that includes the Frankfort Cemetery and the Capitol Building (Taylor was the former Mayor of Frankfort) we’ll head to what is formerly known as the Old Taylor Distillery Company, now being revived as Castle & Key Distillery. You’ll be given an historical estate tour followed by a mixology reception that includes signature Castle & Key cocktails and appetizers. This extremely unique and historically significant tour provides an in-depth look at the impact E.H. Taylor had on the bourbon industry and beyond!

June 30, 2016
The cost is $249 per person
Tour departs at 1:00pm and returns at approx. 9:00pm.

 


American Pharoah – A Champions Tour

Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum for two floors of interactive exhibits, including their brand new American Pharoah exhibit!  A newly updated 360° immersive sound & visual experience “The Greatest Race,”Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, and a stop in The Finish Line Gift Shop featuring American Pharoah merchandise. Then it’s off to Coolmore’s Ashford Stud Farm for a day with horse racing legends past and present, including grand slam champion American Pharoah. We’ll grab lunch at the Kentucky Derby Museum’s Derby Cafe (not included in price). This tour departs from the Galt House Hotel in Downtown Louisville.

June 9, June 23, July 13, July 28
The cost is $139 per person
Tour departs at 9:30pm and returns at approx. 6:00pm.


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.

July 29, September 22, October 27, November 18


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 $60 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.)
Please note: Chefs for each date will be posted as soon as confirmed, but are not usually confirmed until about a month from the taping date.

June 18  Chefs TBA

July 16, August 6, September 10, October 15, November 5, December 3


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)


Derby Eve Distilled – Friday, May 6th

Join us on the eve of the 2016 Kentucky Derby for Derby Eve Distilled!  This Exclusive Experience at Buffalo Trace Distillery includes an After Hours Private Distillery Tour & Tasting, Bourbon Inspired Dinner, Signature Cocktails, Live Bluegrass Band and Cigars on the Porch!

There are two ticket prices for this experience, one that includes transportation from Downtown Louisville ($289 per person) and one that does not ($239 per person).  Both include the After Hours Private Distillery Tour/Tasting, Bourbon Inspired Dinner, Cigar or Mini Julep Cup and 2 Signature Cocktails. (cash bar also available).

With Transportation from Downtown Louisville:
Departs at 3:45pm from the Galt House Hotel in Downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 10pm.


Without Transportation:
Meets at 4:45pm at the Buffalo Trace Distillery
Visitors Center in Frankfort, KY


Louisville City Tours

Louisville City “Horses” Tour 

Enjoy a guided tour of the city, highlighting the Falls of the Ohio, Whiskey Row, Cast Iron District, NuLu, Louisville Slugger Museum, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Museum Row featuring the Muhammad Ali Center, Victorian Homes in Old Louisville, and Waterfront Park.

This three-hour tour experience includes a visit to The Kentucky Derby Museum and tour of Churchill Downs which is home to the most famous horse race in America, The Kentucky Derby.

Departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

Louisville City Tours are offered on a custom basis tailored to your specific group or organization
Give us a call at 502-583-1433 for pricing and availability!