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Bourbon Tours

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. 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 admissions and more. You just sit back and enjoy your fully-guided bourbon tour!

For help with your booking, call 502-583-1433. Two-day and three-day public bourbon tour packages are available. Pick your favorite distilleries to make your own bundle.

Bourbon Tours

”Bourbon

Bourbon Country Tour

Aug. - Dec.
Minimum of 6 Guests and Max of 10 Guests per Tour

Your adventure includes guided transportation, multiple distillery stops and lunch as we journey through Bourbon Country learning & tasting the history of “America’s Native Spirit”.

Departure time and price varies by date. Departs from our Hub located inside Falls City Market @ Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville. Estimated departure and return time 8:30am-4:30pm. You will receive updated trip notes with your exact timing 72 hours prior to your tour date.

Friday and Saturday Only

*stops may include a tasting, gift shop visit or distillery tour pending availability*


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Interested In A Multi-Day Bourbon Tour?

Work directly with one of our experience coordinators to build a multi-day bourbon trail itinerary that takes you to all your favorite places in Bourbon Country, Horse Country and more!

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Other Bourbon Tours

”Kentucky ”Jim ”1792

Bourbon
Tour

Maker's Mark,
Jim Beam
& Barton 1792

This public tour itinerary is currently not available due to COVID. Contact us for more information on available distillery tours and tastings.

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”Woodford ”Buffalo ”Bulleit


Bourbon
Tour

Woodford Reserve,
Buffalo Trace
& Bulleit Distilling Co.

This public tour itinerary is currently not available due to COVID. Contact us for more information on available distillery tours and tastings.

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”Woodford ”Buffalo ”Kentucky

Bourbon
Tour

Woodford Reserve,
Buffalo Trace
& Kentucky Artisan

This public tour itinerary is currently not available due to COVID. Contact us for more information on available distillery tours and tastings.

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”Stitzel ”bourbon ”Bardstown


Bourbon
Tour

Stitzel-Weller,
Jeptha Creed &
Bardstown Bourbon

This public tour itinerary is currently not available due to COVID. Contact us for more information on available distillery tours and tastings.

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”Woodford ”Buffalo

Bourbon
Tour

Woodford Reserve
Buffalo Trace

This public tour itinerary is currently not available due to COVID. Contact us for more information on available distillery tours and tastings.

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Exclusive Experiences

Exclusive Bourbon Experience at Heaven Hill and Evan Williams

Heaven & Evan

2020 Dates TBA

Behind-the-scenes tours of two great distilleries with premium bourbon tastings, cocktails, heavy appetizers and a signed bottle of single barrel bourbon

Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs

2020 Dates TBA

Be in the Kitchen Studio audience at Bourbon Barrel Foods for a live TV taping of Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs, with tastings from Kentucky’s best chefs. Tickets only available through Mint Julep Experiences.

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Departure Information

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.

FAQs

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?

  • Transporation: 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. 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.

Reviews
  • 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 &.
  • A great day touring the Bourbon Trail Our guide Morgan was superb! His knowledge of the area was immense and his attention to us was incredible! A great day touring the Bourbon Trail with him!

    Laurinda P.
  • Made us feel like we were family and took care of us every step of the trip. Chuck was an absolute TREAT! He made us feel like we were family and took care of us every step of the trip! Chuck provides great insight and will be able to answer ANY question you toss his way! Can't recommend Chuck and Mint Julep Tours enough!!!

    Kori
  • What a fun and interesting tour! What a fun and interesting tour! We had a terrific time and our guides, Cindy and Holly, were fantastic! They even added 2 additional stops since we were a little ahead of schedule. They were very knowledgable about bourbon and Kentucky history. They had some pretty funny stories, too! Our tour was a group of 9 fun tourists, which also made for a great day!

    Sandy R.

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