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For the bourbon lover looking for the ULTIMATE distillery experience, Heaven & Evan is a must. This ultra-exclusive tour takes guests behind the scenes at two of Kentucky’s best distilleries.

What to Expect

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Barrel on Heaven & Evan TourYou’ll depart from the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville at 3:45 p.m. Expand your bourbon knowledge with insight from your Mint Julep tour leader during the drive to Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center. When you arrive at the Bardstown distillery, you’ll be greeted by one of Heaven Hill’s best bourbon ambassadors and begin your private tour.

This after-hours experience heads to the rickhouse for a tour followed by a premium bourbon tasting.

Next, you’ll enjoy small bites in the visitors center and a signature cocktail. Take time to shop and pick out any souvenirs to purchase and bring home. Now its time to head back to Louisville for the next part of your bourbon adventure!

You’ll arrive at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Whiskey Row in downtown Louisville where the team will show you around the distillery after hours. There you’ll sip another craft cocktail and snack on a variety of appetizers and desserts. Next up is a private guided bourbon tasting of Evan Williams products. Ask questions, explore the flavors and aromas, and take in this awesome moment!

Your guided tour of the distillery includes an interactive history lesson and overview of the distillation process. Your experience ends in the gift shop where you’ll receive a commemorative, signed bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon. Finally, you’ll be dropped off back at the Galt House at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Heaven & Evan Dates for 2018

Because this experience only happens six times a year, it often sells out well in advance! Plan ahead and book your reservations for an upcoming tour. Heaven & Evan is a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries or client appreciation. The cost is $185 per person.

  • May 24
  • June 29
  • July 20
  • September 27
  • October 19
  • November 15


Plan Your Bourbon Adventure

Bourbon Barrels in Heaven Hill Rickhouse

Want an experience like Heaven & Evan but on your own schedule? We offer customized tours to Kentucky bourbon distilleries seven days a week. Many of the best bourbon makers have special tours and elevated tastings only available to Mint Julep Tours guests. Reach out to one of our experience coordinators to start planning today.

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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.