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Customized Kentucky Tours

Design Your Day. Maximize Your Time.

Groups of all sizes choose Mint Julep Experiences to plan one-day and multi-day custom Kentucky tours. These guests set out on excursions along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and throughout the Bluegrass state. By working with one of our experience coordinators, you can craft your perfect day with their knowledge and expertise. 

  • Work one-on-one with an Experience Coordinator
  • Offered 7 days a week
  • Local and regional departures and pickups (Louisville, Bardstown, Lexington, Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati and more!)
  • Private Bourbon Country transportation with the Mint Julep fleet
  • Craft your own itinerary with guaranteed reservations

Customized Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tours are a great option for special events, corporate outings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries and client appreciation gifts.


Exclusive Access

Due to our partnerships, several bourbon distilleries, craft breweries and food artisans offer exclusive tastings or private tours only available to Mint Julep Experiences guests:


  • Custom bourbon distillery tours and tastings
  • Straight-from-the-barrel tastings
  • Cocktail mixology classes
  • Creative beer or bourbon flights 
  • Cooking demos 
  • Horse farms including stud farms
  • Behind-the-scenes access
  • Single Barrel Select Experiences

Distilleries & Destinations

Customize your experience and itinerary by selecting the distilleries and scenic Kentucky destinations that matter most to you! Our Experience Coordinators will help craft an experience that maximizes your time, takes you to the destinations that matter most to you and incorporates all the fine details (i.e. brunch, lunch, dinner, shopping, souvenirs).

Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Distilleries
  • Angel’s Envy Distillery
  • Bardstown Bourbon Co.
  • Bulleit Distilling Co.
  • Brough Brothers Distillery
  • Four Roses Distillery
  • Green River Distilling Co.
  • Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience
  • Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
  • James B. Beam Distilling Co.
  • Lux Row Distillers
  • Maker’s Mark Distillery
  • Michter’s at Fort Nelson
  • Old Forester Distilling Co.
  • Rabbit Hole Distillery
  • Stitzel-Weller Distillery
  • Town Branch Distillery
  • Wild Turkey Distillery
  • Wilderness Trail Distillery
  • Woodford Reserve Distillery
Craft Bourbon Trail Distilleries


  • Jeptha Creed Distillery
  • Kentucky Artisan Distillery
  • Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co
  • Limestone Branch Distillery
  • Preservation Distillery
  • Willett Distillery
  • Log Still Distillery
  • Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery


  • The Bard Distillery
  • MB Roland Distillery
  • Dueling Grounds Distillery
  • Casey Jones Distillery
  • Boundary Oak Distillery


  • Second Sight Spirits
  • Neeley Family Distillery
  • New Riff Distillery
  • The Old Pogue Distillery
  • Boone County Distilling Co


  • Castle & Key Distillery
  • Hartfield & Co.
  • James E. Pepper Distillery
  • Barrel House Distilling Co.
  • Bluegrass Distillers
Bourbon Country Distilleries
  • Brown-Forman Cooperage
  • Barton 1792
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Copper & Kings Brandy Distillery
  • Independent Stave Cooperage
  • Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse
  • Old Samuels Distillery
  • Starhill Distillery @ Huber’s Farm


Horse Country

Travel the hills of Kentucky’s Horse Country seeing the various stages of a race horse’s life at a stud farm, nursery, training center and race track.

  • Thoroughbred & Nursery Farms
  • Churchill Downs & Keeneland
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
Breweries & Wineries

Explore Louisville’s breweries and wineries. Sample craft beer and regional wines from a variety of small brewers and vintners utilizing Kentucky-grown grapes.

  • Brewgrass Trail
  • Kentucky Wineries
Culinary Artisans

Get a taste of Kentucky by sampling local farm-to-table restaurants, tasting small-batch spirits and trying bourbon-infused desserts on a Louisville culinary artisan-inspired tour and tasting.

  • Top Kentucky Chefs
  • Top-rated Restaurants
  • Culinary Artisans
Regional Transportation: Pickups and Destinations

With our VIP Transportation and Custom Tours, you can arrange for pickup and transit to various regional destinations. Mint Julep Experiences offers transportation services across all of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, Kentucky and into parts of Tennessee for full-day or multi-day itineraries. Below are the most popular regional pickup and destination locations.

  • Louisville
  • Bardstown
  • Lexington
  • Northern Kentucky 
  • Cincinnati

Reviews from Customers

  • This was a day I hope to never forget My husband and I had a fantastic time. Cindy really took her time and gave us a thorough tour. It was incredible. She has such a warm personality which brought a level of comfort to the day. This was a day I hope to never forget. We love the Louisville area so much! Thanks for having us!

    Windi A.
  • We were enthralled with what we received from Mint Julep We had an outstanding time for our visit and Larry was more than what we could have hoped for in a tour guide. I also want to thank you because the way you built the trip took more insight than I initially saw. The way everything flowed from start to finish built on the last and was not just a line of tours and tastings. I could see the thought process as we progressed through. We were enthralled with what we received from Mint Julep, and I could write for another hour on how much we LOVED Larry for his insight, patience and going above and beyond. If any of your other people are even close to him, then you have one hell of a product. We would recommend you to everyone.

    Tom S.
  • Our entire group said it was the best team building we’ve ever done! Our entire group said it was the best team building we’ve ever done! It truly was a fantastic experience and the day was perfect. Cindy and Terry were both an absolute joy and could not have made the day any more special than they did. Kudos to all of you — Mint Julep Excursions is a first class organization in every way. We made memories that will last us a lifetime, and we are incredibly grateful to you all for that!

    Altec Capital Services, LLC
  • We visited 11 distilleries over a 4-day period along with transportation being provided from our home in Gallatin & back The Mint Julep KY Bourbon Trail experience was one of the BEST vacations that our group of 10 have ever been on. The drivers were awesome & Laura Millen planned each day to perfection for the max enjoyment without overdoing it!

  • Mint Julep Tours and most especially Greg are the epitome of Southern Hospitality at its finest. My husband and I attended a charity auction for the Me, Fine Foundation in Raleigh, NC & won the bid for this trip. We were thrilled at the thought of Louisville: Food-Bourbon-Music-Horses...but also didn’t really know what we’d gotten ourselves into. We were absolutely wowed from moment one. We had the pleasure of meeting our gracious tour guide Greg S. He helped us get our Kentucky Bourbon ‘learn on’ while anticipating our every need or whim before they even occurred to us! We enjoyed the well-appointed chauffeur service, amazing food, and true V.I.P. treatment as we meandered down the Bourbon Trail visiting renowned distillers, enjoyed private tastings, and lunched in enchanting Bardstown, KY. Mint Julep Tours and most especially Greg are the epitome of Southern Hospitality at its finest. THANKYOU for a singularly amazing trip & the incredible thought and generous service—we will most definitely recommend y’all to friends and family!

  • Everyone I spoke to at Mint Julep was a wealth of knowledge, and every recommendation was spot on. Can't recommend Mint Julep enough. Amber helped me plan the perfect trip. Tom as an incredible tour guide. Kept us on schedule, and squeezed in some extras along the way. Everyone I spoke to at Mint Julep was a wealth of knowledge, and every recommendation was spot on. Worth every penny!

    John M.
  • Cindy made this truly a one-of-a-kind experience! I would do it again, and would definitely ask for Cindy again! What a phenomenal tour! She took the time to make sure we had a great tour because she got mt to know us and want was important to us.

    Daisy B.
  • Louisville Foodie Adventure— Grilled & Distilled I just had to tell you what a fabulous time we had yesterday. Jim was just FANTASTIC and such a perfect fit for us!! Galaxie was great! River House with the appetizer and smoked old fashion plus the picture and frame was exceptional!! Then off to Fat Lamb and had the best duck we’ve ever had and the drinks were wonderful! The last was Kaelin’s with the dessert that none of us left a thing and the special drink they made us couldn’t have been better! We will be back to ALL of them for sure. We have been to River House before and always loved it, but the service couldn’t have been better, so we will be returning again very soon! We’ve never been to Fat Lamb or Kaelin’s, but both will be seeing us again!


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