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!)
Best Whiskey Gifts and Experiences
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 likes to try something new, this is a great whiskey tour to smaller craft distilleries in Tennessee. You’ll visit Corsair Distillery for some award-winning smoked whiskey and cocktails. Two other microdistilleries are on the bill including Leiper’s Fork Distillery and H Clark Distillery. These insider tours show the true craftsmanship of Tennessee bourbon and whiskey. Departs from Nashville three days a week. ($159)
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! ($185)
For the bourbon enthusiast, join a public 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. ($149 full-day, $65 half-day)
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 Buffalo Trace Distillery. World-famous brands like Eagle Rare, Pappy Van Winkle and Col. E. H. Taylor are all made here. Departs from Louisville select Sundays. ($139)
More Gift Ideas for Dad
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 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 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. ($60)
Father’s Day is June 17, 2018
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About the Author – Rachel Nix
Rachel Nix 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.