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Thinking about heading to Kentucky for Bourbon Month? We celebrate every September with bourbon-related events and festivals. Here are a few options to enjoy National Bourbon Heritage Month with Mint Julep Experiences:

  • Full-Day Bourbon Distillery Tours
  • Half-Day Brewery or Winery Tours
  • Half-Day Louisville Sightseeing Tours
  • Heaven & Evan Exclusive Experience
  • Progressive Dinner on a Southern Supper Series Tour


Full-Day Bourbon Distillery Tours

Spend a full day in Bourbon Country during Bourbon Month! Let Mint Julep Experiences plan your day from start to finish – transporting you to three different Kentucky distilleries and grabbing lunch at a local restaurant. Your guide will lead the way sharing tons of bourbon knowledge not covered on distillery tours and filling in the blanks between each stop. He or she will take care of all the details – from timing to distillery admissions and more. You just sit back and enjoy your fully-guided day exploring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail! Our expert team goes above and beyond to ensure your day is fun, educational and hassle-free. Departure times vary depending on the date.

Bourbon Tasting at Michters Distillery

Half-Day Brewery or Winery Tours

Let Mint Julep Experiences be your guide to Louisville’s best beer and wine as you spend an afternoon hopping between breweries, taprooms or wineries! Whether you’re a hop-head, passionate about bourbon barrel-aged beers or enjoy the grape-to-glass tasting, there’s something for everyone along the way. You can visit a number of breweries or wineries for tours and tasting flights at each stop. Enjoy insight from your Mint Julep brew guru’ or wine connoisseur in between. With sensory experiences, behind-the-scenes access, and brewmaster and wine connoisseur meet-and-greets, you’ll learn the craft and commitment behind Louisville’s finest beers and wines.

Against the Grain Louisville Beer Canning Tour

Half-Day Sightseeing Tours

Go deep into Louisville’s history and heritage on a sightseeing tour during Bourbon Month! Each four-hour tour travels past numerous local sites like Whiskey Row and the city’s Cast Iron District, Falls of the Ohio and its stunning skyline view, historic homes in Old Louisville, landmarks of hometown heroes like Muhammad Ali, and colorful murals in up-and-coming neighborhoods Butchertown and NuLu. Your expert tour leader will share fun facts as you explore sights old and new on this urban adventure. Plus a bonus stop at either a bourbon chocolate tasting at Art Eatables (Thursday/Friday) or visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum (Sunday) and walking tour of Churchill Downs.

Adena Stallion Horse Farm in Kentucky

Heaven & Evan Exclusive Experience

Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month with a truly exclusive, one-of-a-kind experience offered by Mint Julep Experiences. This ultra-exclusive experience starts with a trip to the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown. First, you’ll enjoy 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.

Evan Williams Bourbon Distillery Tour

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (Photo by Marty Pearl/Special to the LCVB)

Southern Supper Series

Southern food is another celebrated heritage piece of Kentucky. Take a group on a themed progressive dinner is inspired by the South’s most famous suppers. Hop around Louisville’s best restaurants for a progressive food tour with three expertly-crafted dishes from top Louisville chefs. Try three varieties of pickles (not just cucumbers!) in themed dishes paired with bourbon cocktails from chef Mike Wajda at Proof on Main, chef Alex Weber at Eiderdown, and chef John Varanese at his namesake restaurant. Talk to our Experience Coordinators about any of our Southern Supper Series themes: All-Star Chefs, Bar-B-Qued Foodie Adventure, Grilled & Distilled, Smokin’ or Sauced Foodie Adventures. Request a custom food tour below or call us today at  502-583-1433 to discuss options and group sizes!

Smoking Cocktail Tasting on Louisville Food Tours Supper Series

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