Your all-inclusive ticket to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®
We plan your day in Bourbon Country from start to finish – transporting you to Kentucky bourbon distilleries and grabbing a local lunch along the way (except Sundays). Your Mint Julep guide will lead the day with fun facts and bourbon history, filling in the blanks between each stop. They will take care of all the details – from tour timing to distillery admissions and more. You just sit back and enjoy your fully-guided bourbon tour!
Interested in Multi-Day Bourbon Tour?
Two-day and three-day bourbon tour packages are available through a Custom Bourbon Tour booking. When booking a custom bourbon tour, you will work with an Experience Coordinator to pick your favorite distilleries to make your own bourbon trail itinerary. For help with your booking, call 502-583-1433 or fill out the Request Tour form.
Bourbon Trail Tours
Kentucky Artisan/Jefferson's Reserve,
Whiskey Thief Distilling Co.,
This Thursday bourbon tour includes guided transportation, 3 distillery stops for tours and tastings, and a local lunch. Distilleries include: A tour and tasting at Kentucky Artisan/Jefferson's Reserve, tasting at Whiskey Thief Tasting Co. & a tour and tasting at Bulleit Frontier Whiskey.
Departs from the Omni Hotel in Downtown Louisville Departs at 8:15 a.m. Returns at 5:30 p.m.
This Friday bourbon tour includes guided transportation, 3 distillery stops for tours and tastings. Distilleries include: a tour & tasting and tasting at Rabbit Hole, lunch at Ricardo's, a tour and tasting at Woodford Reserve, and a tour and tasting at Angel's Envy.
Departs from the Omni Hotel in Downtown Louisville Departs at 8:45 a.m. Returns at 6:45 p.m.
This Friday bourbon tour includes guided transportation, 3 distillery stops for tours and tastings, and a local lunch. Guests will enjoy a tour and tasting at Lux Row, a connoisseur tasting at Heaven Hill, and a tour and tasting at Jim Beam.
Departs from the Omni Hotel in Downtown Louisville Departs at 8:00 a.m. Returns at 5:00 p.m.
Bardstown Bourbon Co.
This Saturday bourbon tour includes guided transportation, 3 distillery stops for tours and tastings, and a local lunch. Distilleries include: Maker's Mark, Heaven Hill & Bardstown Bourbon Co.
Departs from the Omni Hotel in Downtown Louisville Depart at 8:15 a.m.Returns at 5:30 p.m.
Whiskey Thief Distilling Co.,
This Saturday bourbon tour includes guided transportation, 3 distillery stops for tours and tastings, and a local lunch. Distilleries include: Wilderness Trail, Whiskey Thief Distilling Co. & Bulleit.
Departs from the Omni Hotel in Downtown Louisville Departs at 7:45 a.m. Returns at 5:45 p.m.
& Bourbon Tour
Local Brunch, Kentucky Artisan,
Your Sunday brunch experience includes guided transportation, a local brunch that includes 1 breakfast cocktail, and tours with tastings at KY Artisan and Bulleit distilleries.
Departs from the Omni Hotel in Downtown Louisville Departs at 10:15 a.m. Returns at 5:45 p.m.
All public bourbon tours depart from the Mint Julep Experiences Hub inside Falls City Market in the Omni Louisville Hotel. Departure times and destinations vary. Please double-check your confirmation sheet for the exact timing. In most cases, tour availability opens 180 days in advance of the tour departure date. For help with your booking, call 502-583-1433.
Best Time To Visit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®?
The beauty with the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® is you can visit any time of the year, as the distilleries operate year-round. Some distilleries are closed to the public on certain days of the week, but most are open seven days a week.
What is included on a public bourbon tour?
- Transportation: Each public bourbon tour includes transportation to all tour destinations. Public tours depart from the Falls City Market in the Omni Louisville Hotel in downtown Louisville. You’ll be in a Mint Julep Tours vehicle. All of our vehicles are sanitized after each tour— learn more about it on our Vehicle Safety Procedures page.
- Admission & Tastings: All distillery admissions for the day and tastings at each location are included.
- Lunch: Lunch at a local Louisville restaurant is also included. The lunch location will vary. Guests will be able to choose one option from a special menu. *Lunch is not included for the public Sunday tour. If you would like to purchase alcohol at lunch or any souvenirs or bottles to take home, that is not included.
- *Gratuity for your Tour Leader is not included but always appreciated. Kentucky sales tax and a convenience fee will be added at checkout. Parking is not included in your ticket fee. For Louisville parking information, visit PARC Map or PARC Garage websites.
How much walking is involved on a public tour?
Each distillery tour varies but there is a fair amount of walking in Bourbon Country. We do suggest comfortable closed-toe shoes on all tours. Most distilleries are wheelchair accessible and can accommodate special circumstances. Most tours are partially outdoors.
Where is the pickup location?
All public bourbon tours and most other ticketed tours depart downtown Louisville. Tours depart from the Mint Julep Hub in the Omni Louisville Hotel. Please check-in at least 15 minutes before your departure time. Your tour leader will check you in, give you a wristband, and lead you to the bus as a group.
Book a Custom Bourbon Tour
with Private VIP Transportation
Build a Bourbon Trail itinerary that takes you to all your favorite places in Bourbon Country, Horse Country and more! A Custom Tour can be tailored to your interests, schedule and tastes. Popular custom experiences include hands-on mixology classes, bottle-your-own experiences, bourbon heritage site tours, bourbon-infused culinary experiences and so much more! Please contact us to work with an Experience Coordinator to discuss a Custom Tour itinerary for you and your group.
Exclusvie Foodie Experiences
An Evening with Jefferson's Ocean & Rabbit Hole
Embarl on VIP, after-hours bourbon & culinary adventure to Rabbit Hole and KY Artisan, home of Jefferson's Reserve. This culinary tour includes a behind-the-scenes distillery tour & 2-course bourbon paired dinner at Rabbit Hole. Then, you're off to KY Artisan for an exclusive tour and specialty tasting of Oceans & Cask strength bourbons, finishing with dessert in the Single Barrel Clubhouse.
Departs from the Omni Hotel Downtown Louisville.
Boozy Brunch& Bourbon Adventure
This Sunday brunch and bourbon tour includes a classic brunch at one of Louisville's local favorites, The Cafe, which includes your choice of one mimosa, bloody mary, bellini, or mocktail.
Then we journey to Bourbon Country for a tour & tasting at Bulleit Distillery and Kentucky Artisan, home of Jefferson's Reserve.
Departs from the Omni Hotel Downtown Louisville.Tour runs 10:45am - 6:45pm on Sundays.