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.
Thursdays 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, 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.
Fridays from the Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville Departs at 8:00 a.m. Returns at 5:00 p.m.
This Friday bourbon tour includes guided transportation, 3 distillery stops for tours and tastings. Distilleries include: a tour & tasting at Rabbit Hole, a tour and tasting at Starlight, lunch at Starlight Cafe and a tasting at Stitzel-Weller.
Fridays from the Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville Departs at 8:45 a.m. Returns at 4:45 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.
Saturdays from the Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville Departs at 8:30 a.m. Return at 5:30 p.m.
Tours in 2023Depart 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.
Saturdays 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.
Sundays from the Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville Departs at 10:45 a.m. Returns at 6:45 p.m. (10:15am - 5:45pm Jul-Dec)
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.
Kentucky Bourbon Tour to Maker's Mark, Jim Beam and Barton 1792 We signed up for the Makers, Jim, and Barton's Tour about 2 years ago and unfortunately had to push it back due to the pandemic. When we were finally able to go, Mint Julep delivered!
Our driver was absolutely incredible - Larry started the trip off by saying this is your trip so if you want me to say nothing I am game or if you want the deep history I am more than happy to tell you everything and everything. Perfect driver for us since we knew very little about the distilling process and less about the area. We only had 4 stops on the tour but Larry showed us some incredible pubs and even let us stop at extra distilleries along the way so we could get a variety of bourbon.
On top of just knowing the facts and driving, Larry was also close to most of the tour guides at the facilities and made sure they showed us everything we wanted to see. Bummer they have an 1000 character limit on this as we could go on an even longer rant on how great Larry was.
One of our most cherished memories ever We just returned home to Indianapolis from what will definitely be one of our most cherished memories ever. We had such an exceptional time on our tour with Holly. Thank you for helping to make this possible! We could not have done it without your help. Thanks for doing what you do.
With immense gratitude -Chris
With a 5 star rating system I would give it a 10! Starting with you and ending with Michael.
Everything from the beginning to the end was so well organized and went off without a hitch.
I have already been recommending Mint Julip to others.Marilyn C.
Joni, keep the stories coming! Joni and Holly were wonderful. We really appreciated learning about all the history not just with the distilleries but also about Louisville and Kentucky. We had a greater time. Joni, keep the stories coming!Charlotte P.
Extremely convenient to go through Mint Julep Very educational tour with a good amount of product tasting. I loved how I didn't have to navigate around any of the stops. Extremely convenient to go through Mint Julep, and to have lunch already secured was an added enhancement! Thank you for the great time and wonderful memories.Lisa &.
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
Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs
Kitchen Theatre at Paristown
Secure your tickets to be part of a live TV audience as you watch a taping of “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs.” You will see two episode tapings as Kentucky’s top chefs cook with Tim Laird, America's Chief Entertaining Officer and Kevin Harned, WAVE 3 TV Chief Meteorologist. Tapings will take place in Louisville in the Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs Kitchen Theater at Paristown.
Your ticket also includes a champagne cocktail meet-and-greet followed by a tour of the facility. At the conclusion of the show you will be able to sample the food that the chefs have prepared. Tickets are $85pp.
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.