EATING

35%

DRINKING

50%

SIGHTSEEING

5%

FREE TIME

10%

Distillery Visits

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 Maker’s Mark, Willett, Wild Turkey, Jim Beam, Peerless, Woodford Reserve, Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace.

Unique Excursions

There is more to Kentucky than just Bourbon! Well, maybe not, but there are a lot of fun other things to do. On this tour we will get the chance to watch live racing at Churchill Downs during the live stream of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.

Other great excursions on this trip will be a trip to the Claiborne Horse Farm, a visit to a working cooperage and some other fun treats.

Great Dining

Food is always an important part of our whiskey tours. You need good food to compliment good whiskey! We feature special restaurants for group dining opportunities. Included in the tour are two dinners, three lunches and breakfast every morning.

And finding the best whiskey bars is always a top priority as well.

Highlights

Distilleries

  • Maker’s Mark
  • Willett
  • Wild Turkey
  • Jim Beam
  • Peerless Distilling
  • Woodford Reserve
  • Heaven Hill
  • Buffalo Trace

Excursions

  • Horse Farm Tour – Claiborne Farm
  • Cooperage Tour – Brown-Forman
  • Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Afternoon at Churchill Downs racetrack
  • Group Dinners
  • Whiskey Bars
  • Many other treats
Itinerary

Wednesday, May 17 – Arrive in Louisville for a 4-night stay.  First group dinner at Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse.

Thursday, May 18 – After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for a full day of distillery visits including Maker’s Mark, Willett, Wild Turkey and Jim Beam.  Lunch is included.  Evening on own in Louisville.

Friday, May 19 – After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for our second day on the Bourbon Trail visiting the Brown Forman Cooperage, Peerless Distilling, Woodford Reserve, Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace.  Lunch is included.  Group dinner included that night at Bourbon’s Bistro.

Saturday, May 20 – Morning tour of the Claiborne Horse Farm followed by a bewery visit and lunch in Lexington. In the afternoon we finish the day at Churchill Downs for live racing and the streaming of the Preakness Stakes from Baltimore.  Dinner on own.

Sunday, May 21 – Departure from Louisville after breakfast at the hotel.

Included
  • 4-night stay in Louisville at select hotel
  • Transportation on the Bourbon Trail
  • Distillery Tours and Tastings
  • Cooperage Tour
  • Churchill Downs Seating
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Claiborne Horse Farm Tour
  • 4 breakfasts (hotel), 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Guides
Not Included
  • 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
Accomodations

We select the best hotel for the group in downtown Louisville with walking access to restaurants and all local attractions.

$1595 USD Per Person

A deposit of $395 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.

Single Supplement $400

Final payment is due 45 days prior to the start of the tour

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