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 distilllery admissions and more. You just sit back and enjoy your fully-guided 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 Tour Ideas
This Friday bourbon tour includes guided transportation, 3 distillery stops for tours and tastings, and a local lunch. Distilleries include: Stitzel Weller/Bulleti, Woodford Reserve & Jeptha Creed.
Fridays from the Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville Departs at 8:45 a.m. Returns at 5:15 p.m.
Baron 1792/Early Times,
Bardstown Bourbon Co.
This Saturday bourbon tour includes guided transportation, 3 distillery stops for tours and tastings, and a local lunch. Distilleries include: Barton 1792/Early Times, Heaven Hill & Bardstown Bourbon Co.
Saturdays from the Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville Departs at 8:30 a.m. Returns at 5:30 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?
- 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.
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.
Exclusvie Foodie Experiences
Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs
Kitchen Theater 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.
Distilled Dinner Series with Bardstown Bourbon Company
Indulge all of your senses as we venture to Bardstown Bourbon Company for their Distilled Dinner Series featuring their Prisoner Wine Collaboration Bourbon.
Your ticket includes a four course dinner, four whiskey pairings from Bardstown Bourbon Co. and Prisoner Wine Co., distillery tour, and guided transportation. Departs at 4:45 pm. Cockatil mingle at 6:00pm. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Ends at 8:30 pm.
April 7th food tour departs from the Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville. April 15th tour departs from 21c Hotel Lexington.