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Louisville Guide for Meetings and Event Planners

Louisville Guide for Meetings and Event Planners

Welcome to the ultimate guide for meeting and event planners seeking the perfect destination for their next corporate gathering in the exciting city of Louisville. While Louisville is renowned for its horse racing and bourbon heritage, it’s also an ideal locale for business events, conferences, and corporate meetings. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the city’s rich neighborhoods, immersive bourbon experiences, delectable cuisine, and top-tier entertainment options, all tailored to meet the unique needs of corporate event planning in Louisville.

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Exploring Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Exploring Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Uncle Nearest Distillery, also known as Nearest Green Distillery, is a whiskey distillery located in Shelbyville, Tennessee – just 45 minutes south of Nashville. It is named in honor of Nathan “Nearest” Green, an African-American master distiller who is credited with teaching Jack Daniel how to distill whiskey. Green’s contribution to American whiskey history had been largely overlooked until recent years — this is part of his story and the present day distillery experience.

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Exploring Nashville’s Vibrant Street Art Scene

Exploring Nashville’s Vibrant Street Art Scene

Nashville, the heartbeat of Tennessee, is known for its rich musical history, Southern charm, and vibrant culture. However, beyond the tunes and honky-tonks, the city boasts a hidden treasure trove of artistic expression that captivates the eyes and souls of its visitors: the Nashville Murals. These captivating works of street art, scattered throughout the city, form a kaleidoscope of creativity and serve as an ever-evolving canvas that speaks to the heart of the city’s artistic spirit.

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A Weekend In Nashville: What To Do and See

A Weekend In Nashville: What To Do and See

Dubbed “Music City,” Nashville serves as the epicenter of the country music industry and also is home to traditions of Tennessee whiskey. But there’s a ton more you can see and do in a weekend’s time, and you don’t even need to bring a guitar. Or a whiskey still. ...

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Must Visit Nashville Distilleries

Must Visit Nashville Distilleries

Nashville is home to seven distillery experiences, with more in the works as we speak. If you’re a first-time traveler to the Music City or a Nashville proud, born-and-raised resident, these distilleries offer a fun, whiskey-soaked time for those looking to explore the smooth and nuanced Tennessee Whiskey category. And these seven distilleries are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to traveling along the Tennessee Whiskey Trail®.

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Full Guide to Things To Do in Lexington, KY

Full Guide to Things To Do in Lexington, KY

There are plenty of things to do in Lexington, from music festivals to museums to history and breweries. Lots of breweries. And, of course, plenty of horse farms. They don’t call it “The Horse Capital of the World” for nothing. The landscape is dotted with roughly 450 horse farms, all located within a reasonably short drive from the city. In fact, horse farm tours are to Lexington what bourbon tours are to most of the rest of Kentucky.

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How to Buy Bourbon by the Barrel

How to Buy Bourbon by the Barrel

Private barrel select programs — or, shall we say, buying bourbon by the barrel — typically take place inside rickhouses, set among hundreds of barrels that all contain that beautiful brown high-proof nectar we call bourbon. Most distillery tours include a peek inside a rickhouse, but can you imagine spending a few hours here, sampling through barrels with a master distiller to guide you every step of the way?

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What is a Barrel Pick?

What is a Barrel Pick?

Barrel picks at distilleries are private experiences where a person and/or small group get to meet with the master distiller (or sometimes brand ambassador) to help select an entire bourbon or whiskey barrel that will be bottled for the group and include a special sticker or label indicating it’s part of a barrel select program.

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The History of Horse Racing in Kentucky

The History of Horse Racing in Kentucky

Learn about the places responsible for Kentucky’s renowned stature in horse racing history and how the industry has developed over the years. From Crab Orchard Derby to the famous Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, you’ll see the progression of racetracks and the fast sport out there.

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Bucket List

Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Bucket List

Imagine climbing through a rick house, among hundreds of aging bourbon barrels, looking for that perfect honey barrel with a distiller. Then imagine him or her brandishing a whiskey thief to draw out the bourbon straight from the barrel and into your glass. Flecks of black char swirl in the barrel-proof juice like a snow globe. It’s a bourbon-soaked fantasy many whiskey aficionados dream about, and Mint Julep can make it a reality with their exclusive offerings. 

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3 Day Trips from Louisville For You and Your Partner

3 Day Trips from Louisville For You and Your Partner

Traveling with your partner is a great way to continue to connect and build on the relationship. Couples can get a bit stir crazy, especially during the fall and wintertime. Setting out on a drivable getaway from Louisville is just the cure, though! There are a lot of places to road trip to from Louisville, but these are Mint Julep’s top picks for a couple’s getaway from Louisville.

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Guide to Kentucky Horse Country – Horse Farm Tours & More

Guide to Kentucky Horse Country – Horse Farm Tours & More

The allure of Kentucky Horse Country draws thousands of horse racing fans to our fine state each year. At Mint Julep, we can take our custom tour groups to the horse farms of their choice to experience Horse Country firsthand. It’s one of the only ways you can see your favorite Kentucky Derby winner or Breeders’ Cup champion.

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Tours Added Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in Louisville

Tours Added Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in Louisville

Just add bourbon or beer to your Memorial Day in Louisville! Mint Julep Tours has partnered with Wild Turkey, Buffalo Trace and Three Boys Farm Distillery for special a bourbon tour Sunday, May 27 and with Against the Grain, Great Flood and Monnik for a beer tour.

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Celebrate Bourbon Month with Mint Julep Tours

Celebrate Bourbon Month with Mint Julep Tours

Thinking about heading to Kentucky for Bourbon Month? We celebrate every September with bourbon-related events and festivals. Here are a few options to enjoy National Bourbon Heritage Month with Mint Julep Experiences: Bourbon Tours Custom Tours through Kentucky ...

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