Distillery tours are the heart of what we do on the Bourbon Trail. Each one is different and these slight changes in process make for a very different Bourbon or Rye.
On this tour we will visit Angel’s Envy, Wilderness Trail, Bardstown Bourbon Co, Bulleit, Willet, Copper & Kings, Barton 1792 & Michter’s.
We will be joined on this Bourbon Trail adventure by Holly Seidewand, a true whiskey expert who has many great connections throughout Kentucky. She writes a great blog on distilleries and whisky: Her Whisky Love
Holly brings incredible knowledge to our group. We are super excited to have her with us to get a deep understanding of the Bourbon and Rye that makes Kentucky so special.
Not only are we getting to visit many of the famous Bourbon distilleries in Kentucky, but we will have some special arrangements to production areas and private tastings.
A trip to the Brown-Forman Cooperage is a must to see the barrels being made as well as a trip to Vendome Copper & Brass Works to see the stills being made from the ground up.
- Angel’s Envy
- Wilderness Trail
- Bardstown Bourbon Co
- Copper & Kings
- Barton 1792
- Cocktail Workshop – Copper & Kings
- Cooperage Tour – Brown-Forman
- Vendome Copper & Brassworks Tour
- Afternoon at Churchill Downs racetrack
- Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum
- Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
- Many other treats
Wednesday, May 16 – Arrive in Louisville for a 4-night stay. First group whiskey dram and dinner.
Thursday, May 17 – After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for a full day of distillery visits and other excursions. We start with a private tour and fermentation workshop at Wilderness Trail Distillery. This if followed by visits to Bardstown Bourbon Co, Willett and Barton 1792. Lunch is included. Evening visit and cocktail mixology workshop at Copper & Kings.
Friday, May 18 – After breakfast at the hotel, we visit the Brown-Forman Cooperage to see barrels being charred and constructed. This is followed by a visit to Vendome to see the copper stills being made. After lunch, we have a private visit and tasting at Michter’s followed by a Bulleit Blade & Bow tasting experience. Group dinner that evening.
Saturday, May 19 – After breakfast at the hotel, we visit Angel’s Envy for a tour and tasting and have some special treats planned for the remainder of the day. We finish at Churchill Downs for live racing and the streaming of the Preakness Stakes from Baltimore. Dinner on own.
Sunday, May 20 – Departure from Louisville after breakfast at the hotel.
- 4-night stay in Louisville at select hotel
- Transportation on the Bourbon Trail
- Distillery Tours and Tastings
- Cooperage Tour and Copper Making Tour
- Churchill Downs Seating
- 4 breakfasts (hotel), 3 lunches and 2 dinners
- Transportation to or from Louisville (air or car) before/after tour
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Drinks during included meals, unless noted
- Tips to driver
We select the best hotel for the group in downtown Louisville with walking access to restaurants and all local attractions.
$1495 USD Per Person
Early sign-up discount of $100 if deposit is received before February 15.
A deposit of $395 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.
The $1495 price per person is based on double occupancy, two people sharing a room. If you are a single and are ok with sharing a room, then the price does not change. If you are a single and want your own room, then there is a single supplement of $400.
Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour