If dad loves bourbon or whiskey, he’ll love these Father’s Day gift ideas from Mint Julep Experiences. From insider tours to elevated whiskey tastings, these one of a kind experiential gifts are great for any occasion including Father’s Day, Christmas and Birthdays. (Plus Mom may like whiskey too this Mother’s Day!)
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For the classic Dad, a visit to Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee is a bucket list trip. We take care of all the coordination so you can sit back and enjoy the ride. Plus, we visit George Dickel Distillery and enjoy a southern style lunch – all included in your ticket. Tour departs from downtown Nashville five days a week. ($159)
For the dad who’s a Jack Daniel’s fan, this is a great whiskey tour and tasting to the legendary Jack Daniel’s Distillery and Jack’s hometown of Lynchburg. Guests will have a full tour of the distillery grounds, go into the limetone cave, visit Jack’s gravesite for a toast, and sample the Angel’s Share on an elevated tasting experience. After visiting Jack Daniel’s Distillery, guests will have lunch at a local Lynchburg restaurant and have time to explore the historic areas of the town. This tour departs from downtown Nashville every Thursday through Sunday, with option for private tours during other days of the week. ($119)
For the rare bourbon lover, this exclusive outing is the ultimate experience to give for Father’s Day. You’ll be treated like a VIP at two top Kentucky distilleries for after-hours tours and high end bourbon tastings. Go inside the rackhouse at Heaven Hill in Bardstown with a bourbon expert for a hands-on whiskey experience. Then head back to Louisville to Evan Williams Bourbon Experience for premium samples, bourbon-inspired food and a craft cocktail. Your souvenir for the night is a distiller-signed bottle of single barrel bourbon to take home. Departs from Louisville only 6 times a year! Learn more about the elevated bourbon tasting.
For the bourbon enthusiast, join a public bourbon tour group any time throughout the year to visit the best distilleries in Kentucky. Choose from several bourbon tour options visiting favorites like Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace and Jim Beam. Or try one of our new urban adventures to Kentucky Artisan or Bulleit for an abbreviated half day Louisville tour option. Depart from Louisville Thursday, Friday and Saturday year-round.
For the dad looking for a true taste of Kentucky, jump on to our Best of Kentucky Tour traveling to a horse farm and a bourbon distillery. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll see Horse Country in the morning where Kentucky Derby winners and Breeders’ Cup champions are bred, raised and trained. Then enjoy southern cuisine for lunch like a Hot Brown panini, BLT with benedictine, or bourbon barbecue burger. Your afternoon includes a visit to historic Bulleit Frontier Whiskey. Departs from Louisville select Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays ($159)
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For the craft beer lover, explore three of Louisville’s best breweries with Mint Julep. Our Brew in the Lou experience goes behind the scenes with craft brewers for an inside look at the beer making process. It’s a Louisville tour for all the senses, as you learn Beer 101 and taste craft beer at each stop. At Against the Grain, Great Flood and Monnik, you’ll see each Kentucky brewer’s technique and specialties. Departs select Thursdays and Sundays from Louisville. ($79)
For the foodie dad, watch as a cooking TV show is filmed live! “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs” tapes their shows on select Saturdays at Louisville’s Bourbon Barrel Foods Kitchen Studio. You even get to taste each chef’s creations and enjoy a cocktail while you watch the show. ($85)