What To Know Before Your Mint Julep Tour
We can’t wait for you to join us on your Mint Julep Experience! Here’s a rundown of all the things to know before departing on your tour. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, feel free to reach us at
+ Check your confirmation sheet for tour time and departure time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in with your tour leader and sign your waiver. Public tours will depart on time. Please be aware the tour cannot be held for late arriving guests. Mint Julep may have other tours departing at or around the same time.
+ Most public tours depart from Mint Julep Experiences Hub in Falls City Market at the Omni Louisville Hotel, 210 W. Liberty St., Louisville, KY 40202. GET DIRECTIONS. Check your confirmation email for the specific departure time and location.
Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs
+ All Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs events take place at the Kitchen Theater at Paristown. Please arrive by 3:45pm for check-in and seating. Taping begins at 4pm and ends by 6pm. Tapings take place at The Cafe @ Paristown. GET DIRECTIONS
Parking at the Omni
+ All public tours depart from the Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville. We recommend parking in the Omni Parking Garage, or the Starks Garage, both of which are across the street from the Omni Hotel.
Parking for Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs
+ All Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs events take place at the Kitchen Theater at Paristown. Tapings take place at The Cafe @ Paristown. GET DIRECTIONS. There is parking at the Cafe.
WHAT TO BRING
+ Valid ID (must be 21+ with valid ID to consume alcohol).
+ Comfortable walking shoes suggested.
+ Gratuity for your tour guide is appreciated.
+ Guests may bring a cooler (12×12 or smaller) with snacks and/or beverages.
+ View our safety protocols for more information on our SafeTravels initiative for touring.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
+ All vehicles are non-smoking. Some distilleries have designated areas for smoking.
+ Possession of firearms or other weapons is strictly prohibited.
Enjoy The Ride
Your Mint Julep tour leader will spend the duration of your experience sharing stories, fun facts and valuable information about Kentucky. Each tour is different, so depending on how inquisitive and experienced your group is, you’ll have a unique ride to each distillery stop.
You are welcome to bring your own beverages to enjoy on the bus. We suggest a cooler 12×12 inches or smaller to ensure it fits under your seat. We’ll have cups, ice and bottled water to share. You can also bring snacks. Lunch is included with your tour (except the Sunday public bourbon tour). If you’d like an alcoholic beverage at lunch, that will be an additional charge. Some distilleries have cocktail bars and gift shops where you can purchase additional items.