We’re going beyond bourbon with these festive custom tour suggestions. Plan your holiday parties with Mint Julep Experiences incorporating craft beer, Kentucky landmarks, great restaurants, local artisans, and all the best of the Bluegrass State. Take your corporate outing on the road in one of our luxury buses with a custom itinerary for your group! Call 502-583-1433 today or submit a request online for more information.
Ideas for Louisville Holiday Parties
Take a Culinary Adventure
Expand your palate exploring a new food and drink pairing or craft cocktail. Exclusive experiences with Mint Julep at top dining and culinary destinations include bourbon and chocolate truffle pairing at Art Eatables; a sommelier-guided champagne tasting at The Champagnery; alcohol-inflused ice cream flight at Fountain on Fourth; and a food and mixology pairing experience at RYE on Market.
Go Behind-the-Scenes at Local Breweries
Plan a trip to Louisville’s top breweries for your group! Popular beer makers Against the Grain, Apocalypse Brew Works, Goodwood Brewing Co., Great Flood, Mile Wide and Monnik Beer Co. all have special partnerships with Mint Julep. Tours may include a look at a beer production facility and bottling/canning line. Finish with a flight of craft beer or pint in a Louisville taproom.
Learn the Coopers’ Craft
The only way inside the Brown-Forman Cooperage is on a Mint Julep tour. Organize an outing to see how bourbon barrels are made with a guided cooperage tour. You’ll see how wood is aged, prepped, raised and sealed to become the perfect barrel for whiskey. Old Forester, Woodford Reserve and Coopers’ Craft all have their barrels made here.
Discover a Kentucky Artisan
Want to learn to make leather coasters or see how pottery is handmade? See into the artisanal processes on one of Mint Julep’s customized experiences at Clayton & Crume or M.A. Hadley Pottery. Your guided tour at Hadley Pottery includes a souvenir glass. Or take home your own set of leather coasters or a belt you made yourself in a guided class at Clayton & Crume.
Celebrate at Mint on Mellwood
Mint Julep’s private event space Mint on Mellwood is a convenient and affordable option for your holiday party! Our Louisville offices double as a rental venue for corporate events, fundraisers, rehearsal dinners and private parties of all kinds. Create a fun work holiday party here with our help.
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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.