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Bourbon lovers and history buffs will love new elevated experience Bourbon Rocks & Ruins. With behind-the-scenes access, an in-depth history tour and premium bourbon tastings, it’s a memorable outing not to be missed.

What to Expect

You’ll meet your tour leader at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and check in before traveling in one of our luxury buses to Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. There you’ll embark on an extensive tour of the distillery grounds learning its history and heritage. Over the years, this location has been home to many famous bourbon makers and seen many developments and changes.

Bourbon archaeologist Nick Laracuente will lead your tour of the excavation site of the O.F.C. Distillery including a chance to descend into the ruins and get a hands-on history lesson. This special access is not available on any other tour! Laracuente will share his story of digging through “Bourbon Pompeii” and answer any questions from tour guests.

Next, you’ll taste a few of Buffalo Trace Distillery’s current spirits offerings in an intimate setting. This guided tasting will teach you about bourbon’s distinct flavors, aromas and distillation processes. Finally, enjoy a craft cocktail and appetizers after hours at the distillery.

You’ll return back to Louisville around 9:30 p.m.

Bourbon Rocks & Ruins Dates for 2018

Tours are limited to 23 guests. The cost is $175 per person. Tickets for Bourbon Rocks & Ruins can be booked online or by phone at 502-583-1433.

  • March 29
  • June 14
  • September 6
  • November 1

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Want an experience like Bourbon Rocks & Ruins 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.