Louisville-based Tour, Transportation & Event Company announces exclusive tour experience with Vendome Copper & Brass Works, in Louisville, Ky.

Mint Julep Tours & Transportation is excited to announce this launch of an exclusive touring opportunity with Vendome Copper & Brass Works. 

Vendome Copper & Brass Works has been building copper stills on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville for more than 110 years.  Vendome is one of only a few copper fabricators world-wide, who make copper stills for the distillation industry.  Vendome is also recognized as a major supplier of vessels and processing equipment to the chemical, pharmaceutical, confectionery, food, dairy and brewing industries.Vendome

Bourbon is booming and the boom in craft distilling is keeping this fourth-generation family owned company busier than ever. 

The great bourbons, whiskies and moonshines of the world all have one thing in common: they were created in copper stills.  Mint Julep and Vendome are very excited to showcase the craft and let the public see first hand how the art of copper stills impact the bourbon industry.

“We are honored to have been selected by the Sherman family allowing bourbon enthusiasts to witness this age old process of manufacturing copper stills,” said Sean Higgins, Chief Fun Officer at Mint Julep Tours. “This allows Mint Julep Tours, for the first time, to offer a tour of the entire unique process of bourbon making for bourbon enthusiasts; touring Kentucky manufacturers’ of copper stills, barrels and bourbon whiskey.  It’s an experience of a lifetime and we are very proud to be trusted with this honor.”

This will be the first time the public, with the help of Mint Julep Tours, will be able to see the handmade process that is so essential to the world of Bourbon making.  This really completes the bourbon experience, giving you the 360 degree experience from grain to glass.  Vendome is one of Louisville’s most successful family-owned businesses, and the bourbon boom is placing its products all over the world, said Sean Higgins, Chief Fun Officer at Mint Julep Tours.

“We have been building copper stills since the early 1900’s and our facilities tell the story of our history in Louisville,” said Michael C. Sherman, Vice President of Vendome Copper & Brass.  “We are thrilled to be partnering with Mint Julep Tours to give visitors an insiders view of beginning of the bourbon making process,”

Mint Julep Tours will offer several tour options with the full facility tour being offered by reservation only.

NOTE: A Media Tour will be available May 14 at 10 a.m. Please RSVP to erin@inmodemarketing.com. However if you would like to tour the facilities before then let us know, we are happy to accommodate.

ABOUT MINT JULEP TOURS – Mint Julep Tours is a Louisville-based tour, transportation and event planning company with a mission statement that represents the primary purpose of the company: “The purpose of fun is to have some”. Tours include: The City of Louisville, Private Horse Farms, Bourbon Distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and special customized corporate outings and events. Specialty horse and bourbon-related gifts are available at the Mint Julep Tours retail store inside the Galt House, Rivue Tower at 140 North 4th Street Suite 326, Louisville, KY 40202.

For more information, visit: www.mintjuleptours.com, call 502-583-1433 or email info@mintjuleptours.com. 

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