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Mint Julep Experiences Louisville

Travelers' Choice 2022 award

13 Years of Excellence & Counting

2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022

We’ve been making travel dreams a reality for more than 13 years. Our top-priority is to show our guests southern hospitality with a twist of mint — unique experiences, excellent service, and a lifetime of memories. Below are authentic reviews from travelers just like you. We appreciate every one of them.

Mint Julep Experiences Louisville Tour Reviews and Testimonies

This was a day I hope to never forget My husband and I had a fantastic time. Cindy really took her time and gave us a thorough tour. It was incredible. She has such a warm personality which brought a level of comfort to the day. This was a day I hope to never forget. We love the Louisville area so much! Thanks for having us!
Windi A.
We were enthralled with what we received from Mint Julep We had an outstanding time for our visit and Larry was more than what we could have hoped for in a tour guide. I also want to thank you because the way you built the trip took more insight than I initially saw. The way everything flowed from start to finish built on the last and was not just a line of tours and tastings. I could see the thought process as we progressed through. We were enthralled with what we received from Mint Julep, and I could write for another hour on how much we LOVED Larry for his insight, patience and going above and beyond. If any of your other people are even close to him, then you have one hell of a product. We would recommend you to everyone.
Tom S.
One of our most cherished memories ever We just returned home to Indianapolis from what will definitely be one of our most cherished memories ever. We had such an exceptional time on our tour with Holly. Thank you for helping to make this possible! We could not have done it without your help. Thanks for doing what you do.

With immense gratitude -
We visited 11 distilleries over a 4-day period along with transportation being provided from our home in Gallatin & back The Mint Julep KY Bourbon Trail experience was one of the BEST vacations that our group of 10 have ever been on. The drivers were awesome & Laura Millen planned each day to perfection for the max enjoyment without overdoing it!
Excellent Guidance, Communication & Experience Every bit of the process from the initial email communications booking our custom tour (with excellent guidance and recommendations from Lauren), to the ease of payment/contract signing online, to the communication from our guide the night before each of our tour days was top notch/seamless. And of course the experience itself at each distillery, the flow of the day, time allotted for each stop, quality of lunch, quality of the van itself, and most of all, the quality/expertise/humor/all-around-awesomeness of our exceptional guide Neil (request him!!) left literally nothing more to be desired out of this trip - truly a special experience and Mint Julep made it easy - can't recommend highly enough.
Casey B.
Bourbon Tour Experience with Mint Julep is a MUST!!!! Our experience with Mint Julep started with a true superstar, Jeannie. She was extremely patient and diligent in assisting us setting up a wonderful week long visit. She is absolutely awesome. We scheduled a private tour on one day and our driver/guide Bill was phenomenal. He provided insight into the area (given this was our first visit to Kentucky) as well as the history of the distilleries. We also scheduled and participated in one of MJ's public tours and the tour leader/driver combination of Cindy and Terry was exceptional. Cindy's insight to the areas we traveled through as well as distilleries we visited was informative and balanced, allowing for the group to rest in between the stops. Thank you Jeannie, Bill and Cindy/Terry for making our first visit, but certainly not our last, to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail one of the best experiences ever!
Chas D.
Thank you for a phenomenal 2 days in Bourbon Country!! I could not say enough amazing things about this tour company and our driver Jerry!! We got a 14 passenger bus and did 2 days of distillery tours. From start of booking with Cherise to going to all our tours with Jerry, Mint Julep made our experience not only a breeze but incredibly fun!! We also did the Mint Julep mixology class at Log Still that CAN NOT be missed! It was incredible. Cherise gave us a great recommendation on going to Whiskey Thief tasting which we are so glad we did. Jerry was a phenomenal driver and tour guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable but also just like a friend taking us around. We laughed, we joked, and drank a lot of Bourbon. Jerry helped us stop a couple extra stops along the way. Even added some extra gifts and surprises! Our entire group was raving about this experience. Thank you for a phenomenal 2 days in Bourbon Country!!
Caitlin W.
I don’t know what else to say, I LOVE MINT JULEP TOURS!!! From the beginning (last June) until the end (yesterday) our experience with Mint Julep has been phenomenal. I know that there has to be a lot of time and effort that goes into creating the experiences that you provide, yet you make it seem absolutely effortless. We’ve been fortunate enough to experience those efforts on four different occasions now, and every one of them has been outstanding. From the Derby, to the Bourbon highway, to the horse farms; it’s all been outstanding!!

Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us when we want to go to Nashville.
Ken T.


We’ve been doing this for more than 10 years.

 In that time, we’ve gotten more than 1500 five-star reviews between TripAdvisorYelp and Facebook. In 2019, we received our 10th consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and we are now in their Hall of Fame. Reviews don’t lie. These are honest accounts of how Mint Julep Experiences went above and beyond to craft the perfect Bluegrass adventure. You’ll have a hard time finding anyone who didn’t think it was worth every penny to pick us. More than 31,000 guests chose Mint Julep in 2017 because we are the best in the business.

We maximize your time.

Time is money! We save you time planning and act as your personal city concierge. Mint Julep also takes care of every detail of your day to make sure its jam-packed. Don’t spend hours on Google trying to figure out how long it takes to get from Maker’s Mark to Jim Beam or wondering where to get lunch along the way. We make your trip hassle-free with guaranteed reservations, impeccable timing and full-service trip planning. Our experience coordinators optimize your schedule so that you can see and do more.

We know Kentucky.

Our drivers and tour leaders make your day fun and educational. We’re not just a chauffeur from one place to another. Mint Julep is all about the full experience. Whether its filling in the blanks between horse farm tours, knowing where to take a detour to see a horse farm or abandoned distillery if we have an extra few minutes, or giving the inside scoop on where to find the rare bourbon at distilleries, we’re out in the field 7 days a week, 365 days a year taking in everything Kentucky to share with you

We’ve got connections.

Mint Julep has partnerships with distilleries, horse farms and Kentucky attractions to get you behind the scenes for unmatched access. We have exclusive offerings that you just can’t get anywhere else. From special tastings to hard hat tours and master distiller meet-and-greets, we take you where no one else can.

We have options.

Sometimes you want to just click BOOK NOW and have us take care of the whole day – and we can do that. Our public bourbon tours hit distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each is a one-day adventure to three different Kentucky distilleries. It includes comfortable transportation, an awesome tour guide to lead your way, lunch at a locally-owned Kentucky restaurant, two distillery tours with tastings, and one additional distillery tasting.

Sometimes you want to go your own way – and that’s our specialty. You tell us the size of your group and a few ‘bucket list’ places you want to go and we customize your entire trip. You’ll have private transportation from our fleet of luxury vehicles, an optimized itinerary hand-tailored by our experience coordinators, and a trained driver/guide to lead your way. Want to add in a special dinner? Hands-on cocktail class? Guided bourbon tasting?