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Mint Julep Tours Launches Southern Supper Series of Spirited Food Tours

We love sharing the best of Kentucky with our guests. For the adventurous foodie, Mint Julep Tours has planned three unique progressive dinners this summer to Louisville’s best restaurants. Over our 9 years in the tourism business, we’ve made a ton of great connections with top chefs and we’re ready to share that with you!…

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Beer Flight

New Louisville Beer Tour “Brew in the Lou” Planned for July 2

The craft beer movement is alive and well in Louisville.  Brewmasters are making beer that’s innovative, interesting, and sometimes a little off-the-wall right here in our hometown. Our specialty is bringing the best of the Bluegrass to you, so we at Mint Julep Tours put together a brand new beer tour called Brew in the…

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What Master Distillers Say About Mixing Bourbon

Does a master distiller cringe if he or she sees someone mix soda with their spirits? Is there a wrong way to drink bourbon? For the most part, they’re just happy you enjoy their product. Here are a few quotes from some of the best on how they suggest you drink it. Fred Noe, Jim…

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How to Find Rare Bourbon

We hear it often. What bourbon can you buy on a Mint Julep Tours distillery visit that you won’t find anywhere else? While you’re unlikely to see hard to find bourbon Pappy Van Winkle sitting on the shelf at Buffalo Trace, there are plenty of great ways to grab a special bottle to impress your friends.…

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Exploring Nelson County’s abandoned T.W. Samuels Distillery

Exploring Nelson County’s abandoned T.W. Samuels Distillery At the end of the 19th century, Kentucky’s Nelson County was the undisputed bourbon capital of the world. No other region even came close. By 1896, roughly 26 distilleries spread throughout the county were actively distilling, aging, bottling and distributing whiskey for national consumption. But over the decades,…

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Welcoming Louisville’s Angel’s Envy Distillery to The Kentucky Bourbon Trail ®

Welcoming Louisville’s Angel’s Envy Distillery to The Kentucky Bourbon Trail ® On a recent Monday afternoon, reporters, camera crews, politicians and members of Kentucky’s bourbon industry all gathered on Main Street in downtown Louisville across the street from Slugger Field to celebrate another bourbon milestone. The excitement was palpable. For many, this was the first…

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Buffalo Trace unearths ‘bourbon Pompeii’ of 1873 distillery on Kentucky River

During some recent renovation at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY a discovery was made of huge historical significance. What the workers unearthed were the foundations of an old bourbon distillery dating back to the 1800s. It began earlier this year in April when they found brick pillars and remnants of walls, and then in…

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Bourbon’s Best Ambassador – Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell

Bourbon’s Best Ambassador – Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell On a recent sunny afternoon at the Wild Turkey Visitor’s center, a guest and bourbon enthusiast was idly browsing the gift shop when he suddenly spotted Jimmy Russell. One of bourbon’s most recognizable faces was quietly perched in his usual spot – a tall stool right next…

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