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Plan ahead if you plan to spend Derby Week in Kentucky in 2018! Mint Julep Tours is now booking full-day tours to horse farms and bourbon distilleries. Each experience includes two tours and lunch at a local restaurant. Tickets available for May 2, 3, 4, and 6 now. Some tours are already sold out, so act fast.


2018 “Best of Kentucky” Derby Week Tours

Experience 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.

2018 “Bourbon Country” Derby Week Tours

Journey 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.

2018 “Horse Country” Derby Week Tours

Celebrate Derby Week in Kentucky with a full day in Horse Country.  Get up close to past and future Derby stars and studs at two world-renowned thoroughbred stallion farms. We’ll also make a stop for a local lunch along the way.

2018 Derby Eve Distilled

This exclusive bourbon and culinary experience at Buffalo Trace Distillery includes an after hours private distillery tour and tasting, a bourbon inspired dinner, signature cocktails, live bluegrass band and cigars on the porch.


About the Author – Rachel Goldenberg

Rachel Goldenberg - Mint Julep ExperiencesRachel Goldenberg has been Director of Marketing at Mint Julep since 2017. Her extensive bourbon education includes becoming an Executive Bourbon Steward through the Stave & Thief Society and graduating from Woodford Reserve’s Bourbon Academy. She is a Certified Tourism Ambassador and enthusiastic advocate for her adopted hometown of Louisville. When she’s not promoting Mint Julep’s portfolio of southern experiences, she can be found walking her dog or enjoying a drink on a Germantown patio.