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Learn the Stories Behind Kentucky’s Most Famous Places

Mint Julep is a full-service experiential tourism company. We combine deep expertise, long-term partnerships, and complete hospitality services to help you experience the richness of Kentucky culture.

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Crafted full-day or half-day tours to distilleries, breweries and Louisville landmarks pre-planned for maximum fun

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Build your own itinerary of distilleries, horse farms and more with the help of our experience experts for any size group

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Special tour offerings taking you behind the scenes for one-of-a-kind bourbon and culinary adventures

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Tour bourbon distillers and taste a variety of craft spirits


Horse Farms

Visit stud farms that are home to Derby winners, nurseries with foals, or training facilities



Discover the best local restaurants or go inside kitchens of artisan food makers



See the State through historic landmarks, colorful murals and charming places



Find your new favorite beer and go behind-the-scenes at Louisville's best craft breweries



Travel the rolling hills of Kentucky to meet vintners using time-honored techniques to create signature wines

Immerse Yourself

From fully customized outings to crafted public tour experiences, Mint Julep is Kentucky’s premier destination management company for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, legendary horse farms, historic landmarks and Commonwealth’s rich culinary scene.

As one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “Best Guided Drinking Tours in America,” the one-of-a-kind, family-owned tour company offers transportation and event planning services for hassle-free ventures for any size group including corporate outings and V.I.P. excursions.

Based in Louisville, the Mint Julep Experiences team of bourbon experts, veteran tour guides and city concierges do it all to help you explore the living history of Kentucky in comfort and style.

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New Cooperage Adventures

Go behind the barrel with Mint Julep Experiences!

Your only way into the Brown-Forman Cooperage is with us! See how coopers make the barrels for world-famous bourbon brands including Old Forester, Woodford Reserve and Coopers’ Craft.

This unforgettable look at the barrel-making process takes you through the cooperage where you’ll see barrels raised from start to finish. You’ll learn how the wood is prepped, watch as staves are carefully placed to form the barrel, and see the flames toast the inside to the perfect char level.

Upcoming tours are Dec. 5 and 12 at 9:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

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Find out why we’re Kentucky’s most trusted tour provider

“Our tour with Mint Julep made our day so relaxing and carefree”

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“I can’t imagine how our time could have been any better.”

Marilyn J.

“I did this for my husband but ended up loving every minute and learning to enjoy bourbon!”

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“Every member of our group agrees that this was one of the best times we have ever had!!”

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“If you want to see the Bourbon Trail but don’t have to work about planning, coordinating, or driving, then go with Mint Julep!”

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“This group should come with a warning label, something to tell that a person will lose a week of work being distracted by happy memories and planning future trips back.”

Jeff M.

“I HIGHLY, highly recommend Mint Julep Tours when looking to book a bourbon trail trip.”

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“Unreserved 5-star review for our experience with Mint Julep Tours. If a sixth star was possible Phil and his tour would deserve it.”

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“Leaving the driving to someone else is the only way to go!”

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“Informative, engaging and just plain FUN!”

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