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Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Tours & VIP Transportation

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

Bourbon City Cruisers

Bourbon City Cruisers is a sister company of Mint Julep, providing a unique Louisville experience with electric tuk-tuk tours. Cruise the Bourbon City on a sightseeing or cocktail cruise, visiting Whiskey Row, Butchertown and other popular Louisville neighborhoods.

Southern Supper Series

The Southern Supper Series takes you on a progressive food tour through Louisville. Sample dishes from top Kentucky chefs and sip on crafted cocktails with your dinner group.

Mint on Mellwood

Host your next celebration, fundraiser or corporate event at Mint on Mellwood— our modern industrial events venue located in Butchertown. Complete with a bourbon barrel bar, Kentucky art and spacious windows.

Custom Tours

Work with an experience coordinator to craft a one-day or multi-day custom itinerary in the Bluegrass state. Custom tours are available 7-days a week and give guests exclusive access not available on public tours. Custom tours may include behind-the-scenes exclusive access, straight-from-the-barrel tastings, cocktail mixology classes and cooking demos. You customize your experience!

Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Tours & VIP Transportation

Distillery tours, horse farm visits, Cooperage tours, food tours and more through the Bluegrass State.

Bourbon City Cruisers

Electric tuk-tuk tours of Louisville. City sightseeing, cocktail cruises and distillery visits.

Southern Supper Series

Progressive food tours of Kentucky’s top chefs and Louisville culinary artisans. 

Mint on Mellwood

Host your next celebration, fundraiser or corporate event at Mint on Mellwood— our modern industrial events venue located in Butchertown. 



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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Pre-planned itineraries for crafted Kentucky tours to distilleries, horse farms, breweries, landmarks and foodie experiences.

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Events Venue

Newly renovated Louisville event venue located in Butchertown. Mint on Mellwood allows catering at your choice and is a BYOB venue.

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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.


Let’s Cruise!

Cruise through Louisville on a tuk-tuk sightseeing, cocktail or brews cruise tour. Available daily Wednesday through Sunday.

The eco-friendly tuk tuk vehicles fit six passengers for a leisurely ride around the Bourbon City. There’s no rush in a tuk tuk! Add a cruise around downtown Louisville to your bourbon weekend. Find the best tour for your group focused to sightseeing, urban distilleries and breweries or craft cocktails. Private charters are also available!

Bourbon City Cruisers visits eclectic neighborhoods, local favorites and more. We call it “transportainment.” Tuk tuks are quirky, fun and unlike any other ride you’ve ever taken!

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Our Recent Reviews

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

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

Tara C.

“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!”

Mary D.

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

Robert S.

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

Art B.

“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.”

Sabrina A.

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

William G.

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

Gary M.

“Informative, engaging and just plain FUN!”

Joni T.

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