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Public Bourbon Tours - Mint Julep Tours

Kentucky Bourbon Distillery Tours

Our public bourbon tours are your ticket to Bourbon Country. We plan your day from start to finish – transporting you to three different Kentucky distilleries and grabbing lunch at a local restaurant. 

Your Mint Julep Tours guide will lead the way sharing tons of bourbon knowledge not covered on distillery tours and filling in the blanks between each stop. He or she will take care of all the details – from timing to admissions and more. You just sit back and enjoy your fully-guided day exploring Kentucky! With more than 1000 five-star reviews, our expert team goes above and beyond to ensure your day is fun, educational and hassle-free. 

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All inclusive full-day tour price: $129 per person 

  • Thursday tour visits Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Heaven Hill

Friday or Saturday 
All inclusive full-day tour price: $149 per person

  • Friday tours visit Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey; or Maker’s Mark, Limestone Branch and Heaven Hill.
  • Saturday tours visit Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Barton 1792; or Bulleit, Town Branch and Three Boys Farm.

Every full-day public bourbon tour includes:

  • Guided transportation
  • Enthusiastic tour leader
  • Two distillery tours with tastings 
  • One tasting-only distillery visit
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Bottled water

Tours depart from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and departure times vary depending on the date. Dress is casual, we suggest closed-toe shoes. Please bring ID – attendees may be required to prove they are 21 years of age or older to be able to consume or purchase alcohol at each distillery. Tours are non-refundable. 

Discover Derby City – Louisville Sightseeing Tours

Go deep into Louisville’s history and heritage a sightseeing tour! Each four-hour tour travels past numerous local sites like Whiskey Row and the city’s Cast Iron District, Falls of the Ohio and its stunning skyline view, historic homes in Old Louisville, landmarks of hometown heroes like Muhammad Ali, and colorful murals in up-and-coming neighborhoods Butchertown and NuLu. Your expert tour leader will share fun facts and in-depth details as you explore sights old and new on this urban adventure.

The cost is $59 per person and includes guided transportation with an expert tour leader and either a bourbon chocolate truffle tasting at Art Eatables (Thursday or Friday) or visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum (Sunday) and walking tour of Churchill Downs. This tour departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop on the 3rd floor of the Rivue tour of the Galt House Hotel at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 1:15 p.m.


Brew in the Lou – Louisville Beer Tours

Beer FlightLet Mint Julep Tours be your guide to Louisville’s best beer as you spend an afternoon hopping between breweries and taprooms! Whether you’re a hop-head or passionate about porters, there’s something for everyone along the way. You’ll visit three breweries for tours and tasting flights at each stop with insight from your Mint Julep Tours ‘brew guru’ in between. With sensory experiences, behind-the-scenes access and brewmaster meet-and-greets, you’ll learn the craft and commitment behind the city’s finest beers.

The cost is $79 per person, which includes guided transportation with a brew guru, three tours with tasting flights, pretzel necklace, and brewery swag. This tour departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop on the 3rd floor of the Rivue tour of the Galt House Hotel at 2 p.m. and returns at 6 p.m.

Thursday or Friday

  • Thursday and Friday tours visit Goodwood, Mile Wide and Apocalypse breweries.


  • Sunday tours visit Against the Grain, Great Flood and Monnik breweries.



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