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ONE-OF-A-KIND EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES YOU WON’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE! 


American Pharoah – A Champions Tour
with Mint Julep Tours

Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum for two floors of interactive exhibits, a newly updated 360° immersive sound & visual experience “The Greatest Race,” Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs, and a stop in The Finish Line Gift Shop featuring American Pharoah merchandise. Then it’s off to Coolmore’s Ashford Stud to see their iconic stallion barns, which are home to Grand Slam Champion American Pharoah along with the likes of three-time champion sire Giant’s Causeway, and Kentucky Derby winners Fusaichi Pegasus and Thunder Gulch.

Ashford Stud does their best to always let fans see American Pharoah and other champions, however, no guarantees can be made for any particular tour. Showings are pending the health and welfare of the animals.

2017 Dates:
Thursday, May 25

$139 per person (does not include lunch)
Departs at 9:30am and returns at approx. 6:00pm. This experience departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

 

Heaven & Evan
Bardstown to Downtown with Heaven Hill

Start 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.

2017 Dates:
May 19  •  July 28  •  September 21  •  October 26  •  November 9

$185 per person – Departs at 3:45pm and returns at approx. 9:30pm. This experience departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

 

Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs
Exclusive Culinary ExperienceSecrets of Bluegrass Chefs - Exclusive Experiences

Join us in Kitchen Studio at Bourbon Barrel Foods to be in the live studio audience as you watch a taping of “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs.”  You’ll see two of Kentucky’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.

April 8 – SOLD OUT!

Chef Alexander Dulaney / La Chasse
Chef Kevin Ashworth / 610 Magnolia

May 20 – SOLD OUT!

Chef Mark Richardson / Dudley’s Lexington
Second Chef TBA

June 10 – SOLD OUT!

Chef Laurent Geroli / Charr’ed
Chef Zac Young / Marketplace

July 22 – SOLD OUT!

Chef Graham Weber/ BLU Italian Grille
Second Chef TBA

September 16, October 14, November 11 & December 16.


Solar Eclipse & Bourbon Sips
with Mint Julep Tours

On Monday, August 21 Hopkinsville, KY will be home to the point of greatest eclipse for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Enjoy comfortable transportation to this historic event, along with a distillery tour & tasting at MB Roland Distillery. After the tour, catch the eclipse from a prime viewing area with access to food trucks, cocktail bar, & live music.Monday, August 21

$149 per person *price includes Tour/Tasting at MB Roland Distillery, MB Roland T-Shirt, Souvenir Rocks Glass, & (1) Drink Ticket

Departs at 7:45am and returns at approx. 6:30pm. This experience departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.


Derby Eve Distilled - Exclusive ExperiencesDerby Eve Distilled
An Exclusive Bourbon & Culinary Experience at Buffalo Trace Distillery

Join us on the eve of the 2017 Kentucky Derby for Derby Eve Distilled!  This exclusive Bourbon & Culinary Experience at Buffalo Trace Distillery includes an After Hours Private Distillery Tour & Tasting, a Bourbon Inspired Dinner, Signature Cocktails, Live Bluegrass Band and Cigars on the Porch!

There are two ticket types for this experience.  One that includes transportation departing from the Galt House Hotel in Downtown Louisville and one that does not.  Please make sure you select the correct ticket type with booking.

Friday, May 5th, 2017 – With Transportation ($289)
Includes transportation from Downtown Louisville, Tour Guide, Distillery Tour/Tasting, Bourbon Inspired Dinner, Cigar or Mini Julep Cup and 2 Signature Cocktails. (cash bar also available)

Tour departs at 3:45pm from the Galt House Hotel in Downtown Louisville and returns at approx. 10:00pm.

 


Friday, May 5th, 2017 – Without Transportation ($239)

DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION from Downtown Louisville, but does include your Tour Guide, Distillery Tour/Tasting, Bourbon Inspired Dinner, Cigar or Mini Julep Cup and 2 Signature Cocktails. (cash bar also available)

Tour begins at 5:00pm starting at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Visitors Center (113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601) and ends at approx. 9:00pm.