What is Mint Julep Experiences?
Since 2008, Mint Julep has been changing how travelers experience a new place. Originally operating out of Louisville, Kentucky for experiences on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Horse Country and other Bluegrass adventures, Mint Julep expanded to Nashville, Tennessee in 2018. Named one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “Best Guided Drinking Tours in America,” the family-owned experiential tourism company specializes in interactive outings that are fun, safe and educational.
How do I book a whiskey tour?
Any of our Tennessee whiskey adventures can be booked online or by calling 615-436-0187. Experiences are available for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday tours. Tours on Monday and Tuesday may be available upon request.
What kind of vehicles do you use for tours?
Most tours travel in one of our comfortable 14-passenger or 23-passenger buses.
What's included in a Tennessee whiskey adventure?
Each Tennessee whiskey adventure includes transportation to all destinations departing from the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville in a Mint Julep vehicle. All distillery admissions for the day and tastings at each location are included. A southern-inspired lunch is also included. If you would like to purchase alcohol at lunch or any souvenirs or bottles to take home, that is not included. Gratuity for your tour leader is always appreciated.
What will I learn from my tour guide?
Our staff of enthusiastic and experienced tour leaders and drivers will be your guide to Tennessee. If you are on a whiskey tour, your tour leader will share history and fun facts for most of the time you are on the bus. We fill in the blanks between what you learn at each distillery stop and expand upon tour facts. He or she can answer any questions you have along the way.
Can I buy a ticket the day of a tour?
In some cases, we can accommodate same-day requests. If you see a tour online that is less than 24 hours away, you can call 615-436-0187 to ask about availability. We have an on-call employee outside of business hours that may be able to find you a seat but there is no guarantee.
If a tour is sold out, is there a wait list?
Yes. If your preferred tour is sold out, please call 615-436-0187 if you would like to be added to our waitlist. Cancellations are rare but in some cases, we will add an additional tour bus that day for you to join.
Should I tip my tour guide?
Gratuity is always appreciated. It is up to you if you’d like to show any extra appreciation to your guide or driver.
Do I have to drink on a whiskey tour?
No! Many guests chose to enjoy the history and craftsmanship of American whiskey without ever tasting a drop. Every guest comes away with a newfound appreciation of the spirit and the state of Tennessee whether they chose to drink or not.
Are there age restrictions on whiskey tours?
For ticketed experiences through Mint Julep, guests must be 18 years of age or older. To legally drink in Tennessee, you must be 21 years of age with a valid form of identification. Underage guests or guests without ID will not be permitted to drink on a Mint Julep bus or at a distillery. However, most distilleries allow underage guests to tour without tasting spirits. Tour price remains the same if you drink alcohol or abstain.
Can I bring alcohol on the tour bus?
Yes! Mint Julep guests may bring a cooler (12×12 or smaller) with snacks and beverages. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Travelers are encouraged to drink responsibly. Ice and bottled water are provided on all Mint Julep experiences.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes! You can purchase a gift certificate by calling 615-436-0187. Gifts can be made in any amount or for any tour. If you need help choosing a dollar amount or ordering, just call.
What is your cancellation policy?
Our tours are non-refundable. In rare cases, we may allow you to rebook your tour on a new date due to extreme circumstances. To request a change to your booking, call 615-436-0187.