Iconic whiskey brands have partnered with Mint Julep Experiences to offer elevated bourbon experiences in 2019!
We specialize in creating unmatched tours at some of the best distilleries in Kentucky. Each of our elevated experiences incorporates private distillery experiences, premium bourbon tastings, and insider access.
Elevated Bourbon Experiences
Your day includes a trip to Whiskey Row for an exclusive private tour of the new Old Forester Distilling Co. An elevated tasting of Whiskey Row expressions of Old Forester bourbons is included in this special tour. You’ll also head to Woodford Reserve Distillery for another premium tour and tasting experience, a southern lunch on site at Glenn Creek Cafe, and a craft cocktail on the patio. Plus, go inside one of the world’s largest new barrel production facilities – Brown-Forman Cooperage! Your behind the scenes tour pays tribute to barrel makers, walking you through the process for a chance to see up-close how coopers craft each one.
This full-day adventure departs from the Mint Julep Gift Shop on the 3rd floor of the Rivue Tower of the Galt House Hotel (140 N. 4th St.) at 9:30 a.m. and returns at approx. 6:15 p.m. Upcoming elevated bourbon experiences are available May 23, June 20, Sept. 5 and Oct. 24. The cost is $214 per person and includes all tours and tastings, guided transportation, lunch and bottled water.
Heaven & Evan
Your VIP bourbon excursion starts with a trip to the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center for heavy appetizers, cocktails and high-end bourbon tastings. Enjoy a guided tour through the facility and Rickhouse Y. Next, you’ll head back to Louisville to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, where you’ll take a guided tour through the experience, then enjoy cocktails and bourbon-inspired desserts with a second bourbon tasting in the 1890s tasting room. You’ll leave with a commemorative bottle of Evan Williams single barrel bourbon signed by distillers to take home!
This evening adventure departs from the Mint Julep Gift Shop on the 3rd floor of the Rivue Tower of the Galt House Hotel (140 N. 4th St.) in downtown Louisville at 3:45 p.m. and returns at approx. 9:30 p.m. Upcoming elevated bourbon experiences are available March 14, May 17, July 26 and August 23. The cost is $185 and includes all tours and tastings, heavy appetizers and desserts, a cocktail, signed bottle of bourbon and bottled water.
Plan An Exclusive Bourbon Tour
More than 10 Kentucky bourbon distilleries offer specialty tours or tastings only available to Mint Julep Experiences guests!
From private guided tours to straight-from-the-barrel tastings with distillers, hands-on mixology classes and food and bourbon pairings, our Mint Julep Exclusives are your ticket behind the scenes with your favorite bourbon brands.
To plan your customized high-end bourbon tour, contact us today on our website or call 502-583-1433.
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.