Something for history buffs, bourbon enthusiasts, foodies and more. Experiences are more desirable than things. We believe that people want to create long-term memories. That’s why each of our immersive tour experiences gives you a new way to taste and see Kentucky.
Gifts for the Historian
Archaeology and bourbon meet on our Bourbon Rocks & Ruins experience where you go deep into the newly excavated O.F.C. Distillery. Go deep into the ruins of the abandoned distillery, built in the late 1800s by Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. Nicknamed “Bourbon Pompeii,” this unique relic is your chance to explore the history of Kentucky distilling firsthand with bourbon archaeologist Nick Laracuente.
Upcoming dates: March 29, June 14, Sept. 6, Nov. 1
Another fantastic option is our Heaven & Evan elevated experience. You’ve likely heard the names Evan Williams, Elijah Craig and Henry McKenna – but who were these men? On this after hours tour, you’ll visit Heaven Hill Distillery and Evan Williams Bourbon Experience to learn about the heritage of the Shapira family and the famous names on their bourbon and whiskey labels.
Upcoming dates: May 24, June 29, July 20, Sept. 27, Oct 19, Nov. 15
Gifts for Foodies
Dine around Louisville’s best restaurants hopping to three stops in one night for fine dining paired with craft cocktails during the Southern Supper Series. Explore a new neighborhood, try a restaurant you haven’t visited yet, or find your next go-to cocktail while traveling around the city with us.
Upcoming dates: Feb. 9, March 21, April 11, May 16
Have a significant other who loves cooking shows? Take him or her to a a TV taping of “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs.” This interactive experience lets you see as television is made and taste the dishes top Kentucky chefs prepare on the show!
Upcoming dates: Feb. 17, March 10, April 7, May 19, June 16, July 28
Gifts for Adventure Seekers
Not sure exactly which tour your Valentine would like best? Our gift certificates can be used on ANY experience and purchased for any amount.
Buyers will receive a booking code for the full value to be used at checkout when gift certificate recipient chooses to book their tour.
Common amounts are $298 for two public bourbon distillery tours; $120 for two tickets to a “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs” live taping; or $370 for two tickets to Heaven & Evan elevated experience.
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About the Author – Rachel Goldenberg
Rachel 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.