Distillery tours are the heart of what we do on the Bourbon Trail. Each one is different and these slight changes in the process make for a very different Bourbon or Rye.
Charles Grabitzky, the whiskey specialist of Rascal + Thorn, is leading this tour and we will visit Bardstown Bourbon Co, Lux Row Distillers, Castle & Key, Glenns Creek, Limestone Branch, Old Forester, Rabbit Hole, Peerless and others.
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 Independent Stave Cooperage is a must to see the barrels being made as well as a an afternoon of fun at Churchill Downs.
Louisville is becoming one of the powerhouse dining centers of the South. Included in this Bourbon Trail Tour are two group dinners at great restaurants to enjoy some of this fine cuisine.
The group dynamic makes a trip like this fun as we can all experience the distilleries during the day, and the food and drink in the eve.
- Bardstown Bourbon Co
- Castle & Key
- Lux Row Distillers
- Glenns Creek
- Limestone Branch
- Old Forester
- Rabbit Hole
- Peerless Distilling
- and others
- Cooperage Tour – Independent Stave
- Frazier History Museum
- Afternoon at Churchill Downs racetrack
- Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum
- Special tastings
- Many other treats
Wednesday, May 15 – Arrive in Louisville for a 4-night stay. Afternoon distillery visit to Old Forester followed by included group dinner in Louisville.
Thursday, May 16 – After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for a private VIP morning experience at the new Castle & Key. This is followed by lunch and a visit to Glenns Creek Distilling. Back in Louisville we meet up with the Central Kentucky Spirits Society for an evening of fun including a private visit and tasting at Rabbit Hole. Dinner on own.
Friday, May 17 – After breakfast at the hotel, we visit the Independent Stave Cooperage to see barrels being charred and constructed. This is followed by a visit to Limestone Brach. Lunch at Bottled in Bond at Bardstown Bourbon Co followed by a private visit and tasting. We end the day visiting Lux Row for a tour and tasting before heading back to Louisville for our included group dinner.
Saturday, May 18 – After breakfast at the hotel, we visit Peerless Distilling 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 19 – 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
- 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 45 days prior to the start of the tour.
Please contact us for a Reservation Form if you are interested in joining us.