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Ultimate KY Bourbon
Vacation Package

“Roll Out the Barrel” at Maker’s Mark

2-Night Luxury Hotel Suite + Private Bourbon Barrel Pick + Helicopter Ride

At Mint Julep Experiences, we believe in completely immersive and unforgettable experiences that showcase the hospitality of the south with a twist of mint. We’ve partnered with Maker’s Mark, the Omni, Elite Rotocraft, Star Hill Farm and other prestigious local brands to offer the ultimate bourbon experience package for guests. Our team of Experience Coordinators will expertly curate the itinerary, handle all the logistics and craft a memorable two-day adventure for you and one other guest. 

The Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon Experience can be booked from Louisville or Nashville. Guests have the option to stay at the Omni in Nashville OR the Omni in Louisville, with a helicopter taking guests to the distillery in Loretta, KY.

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Speak with an Experience Coordinator today to start planning your Kentucky Bourbon Vacation!

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Your KY Bourbon Package Includes:

  • Start to finish coordination of your multi-day, all-inclusive package
  • VIP transportation via black car service and helicopter ride to Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky
  • 2 night stay in a luxury accommodation within the Omni
  • Helicopter flight to Maker’s Mark distillery
  • Private barrel select at Maker’s Mark
  • Personalized bottles (roughly 200-220 bottles) from your barrel will  be shipped to you within 6-8 weeks
  • Farm-to-table lunch at Star Hill Farm

Day 1: Arrival and Additional Tours/Experiences

  • Arrive in destination. Guests can book this package experience from Louisville, KY or Nashville, TN
  • Custom tour or experience created for you based on the time of your arrival, up to 12 hours max.
  • Black car service by Mint Julep Experiences to the Omni Hotel 
  • Night stay at the Omni

Day 2: Private Barrel Select Experience Maker’s Mark

  • Helicopter flight to Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky
  • Private barrel select and tasting of Maker’s Mark premium bourbons
  • Tour of the distillery grounds, barrel house and distilling area
  • The experience then continues at Star Hill Farm where you will be introduced to their Innovation Garden and enjoy a farm-to-table dining experience.
  • Night stay at the Omni.

Your Transportation Covered and Coordinated

  • Private Airport Transfer on Arrival & Departure
  • Full Day with a Private Chauffeur — Black Car Service (up to 12 hrs)
  • Helicopter Charter to Maker’s Mark

Louisville, KY pricing – $42,000 (total for up to 4 people)

The all-inclusive package price includes 2 days of black car service for up to 12 hours, a helicopter flight to the distillery, 2 nights of luxury accommodations at the Omni Hotel, a private barrel selection (roughly 200-220 bottles), lunch onsite the distillery, taxes, fees, fuel surcharge, and gratuity. If you choose to visit other venues, admission fees for these experiences are not included in this package. MJE will collect those admissions the week of your experience.

Booking in advance is a must, we suggest at least 3 months in advance for the best chance of your dates to be available. Monday-Thursday dates will have more availability than Fridays or Saturdays. This package is not available on Sundays. We will gather 4-5 dates that work best for you to see which one aligns with all 3 partners once the deposit is received. 

To book, MJE requires a 50% non-refundable deposit to start working with all partners to confirm this experience. Once your dates are confirmed, your MJE Experience Coordinator will connect you with the distillery to coordinate your bottles with a local liquor store, every state’s regulations are different. You will pick up or receive your bottles roughly 6-8 weeks after your barrel selection, depending on the state. We will discuss bottle logistics more once your date is confirmed with the distillery.

Maker's Mark Barrel Select Vacation Package

Luxury Accommodations

Enjoy a two-night stay at the luxurious Omni Hotel in either the heart of downtown Nashville or Louisville. Take advantage of their signature Mokara Spa and one of the top steakhouses in the country: Bob’s Steak  and Chop House.

group on barrel select at Maker's Mark Distillery

Pick Your Own Barrel of Bourbon at Maker’s Mark with Distillery Tour 

Select your own personal barrel of Maker’s Mark Private Barrel Select Bourbon at the Loretto, Kentucky distillery. Personalized, hand numbered bottles from your barrel will later be shipped to you along with a barrelhead with your name on it.

Star Hill Farms at Maker’s Mark

Upon arriving at the Maker’s Mark distillery, you’ll be greeted with a cocktail and a private tour taking in the history, process and flavor exploration of Maker’s Mark. After the private tour you’ll be whisked away into the serene distillery grounds, exploring warehouses on the hill where you’ll thief whiskey from the cask. End the tour by indulging in a true farm-to-table meal sourced by Star Hill Farm at the Innovation Garden.

Helicopter Flights, Luxury Transportation & Trip Coordination

Throughout your getaway, you’ll be escorted in style with black car service around the city and an exhilarating helicopter flight to Maker’s Mark distillery. Your flight itinerary and all logistics will be coordinated on behalf of Mint Julep Experiences and Elite Rotocraft.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many bottles do we get?

That depends on the yield of the barrel you select although most barrels yield around 200 bottles.

When do we get our bottles?

Within 6-8 weeks from the date of the barrel selection, your bottles will arrive at your local liquor store for pick up. Maker’s Mark will manage these logistics for you.

Are these barrels for re-sale?
This barrel select program is for general consumers only, they are Not-For-Resale. Bourbon/Whiskey clubs, individuals, corporations (gifts to employees, clients) and anyone else that won’t be re-selling them can buy a barrel through the barrel select program.
When is this available? How can I book?

The barrel select program is available year-round, six days a week. If you’re interested in reserving a barrel pick for your group, please contact us directly for a quote and to begin planning.

Louisville, KY pricing – $42,000 (total for up to 4 people)

The all-inclusive package price includes 2 days of black car service for up to 12 hours, a helicopter flight to the distillery, 2 nights of luxury accommodations at the Omni Hotel, a private barrel selection (roughly 200-220 bottles), lunch onsite the distillery, taxes, fees, fuel surcharge, and gratuity. If you choose to visit other venues, admission fees for these experiences are not included in this package. MJE will collect those admissions the week of your experience.

Booking in advance is a must, we suggest at least 3 months in advance for the best chance of your dates to be available. Monday-Thursday dates will have more availability than Fridays or Saturdays. This package is not available on Sundays. We will gather 4-5 dates that work best for you to see which one aligns with all 3 partners once the deposit is received. 
 
To book, MJE requires a 50% non-refundable deposit to start working with all partners to confirm this experience. Once your dates are confirmed, your MJE Experience Coordinator will connect you with the distillery to coordinate your bottles with a local liquor store, every state’s regulations are different. You will pick up or receive your bottles roughly 6-8 weeks after your barrel selection, depending on the state. We will discuss bottle logistics more once your date is confirmed with the distillery.

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Learn More About Single Barrel Select

How to Buy Bourbon by the Barrel

How to Buy Bourbon by the Barrel

Private barrel select programs — or, shall we say, buying bourbon by the barrel — typically take place inside rickhouses, set among hundreds of barrels that all contain that beautiful brown high-proof nectar we call bourbon. Most distillery tours include a peek inside a rickhouse, but can you imagine spending a few hours here, sampling through barrels with a master distiller to guide you every step of the way?

What Does Single Barrel Select Mean?

What Does Single Barrel Select Mean?

Single barrel selects, also known as barrel picks, are private experiences where a person and/or small group get to go to a distillery and choose their very own single barrel by sampling from several barrels the master distiller has selected for the group.

What is a Barrel Pick?

What is a Barrel Pick?

Barrel picks at distilleries are private experiences where a person and/or small group get to meet with the master distiller (or sometimes brand ambassador) to help select an entire bourbon or whiskey barrel that will be bottled for the group and include a special sticker or label indicating it’s part of a barrel select program.

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