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Our signature distilleries make the world’s best Bourbon. But that’s not all they do. There are holiday programs, special tasting events and even a Bourbon academy. Here’s a list of upcoming events and activities to help plan your trip.

Sep
24
Sun
Savory Cycle
Sep 24 all-day
Savory Cycle

Savory Cycle is a gourmet bike ride through Kentucky horse country that features unique pit stops, lunch at Woodford Reserve distillery, and dinner at Holly Hill Inn. Riders will enjoy some of the best food and drink in the region, accompanied by music from local old time and Bluegrass bands. Think of it as a progressive day of eating across the Bluegrass. There are two routes, a 25 mile ride to Woodford Reserve and back, and a metric century (62 miles).

All proceeds benefit Lexington’s Broke Spoke community bike shop.

Sep
27
Wed
Jeptha Creed Distillery Tour @ Jeptha Creed Distillery
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Nethery family has begun production of bourbon using a red corn called Bloody Butcher. It is a non-GMO corn that has been harvested since 1845, and they grow it all themselves. They are currently distilling a variety of bourbons including a high wheat, a high rye and a four-grain bourbon. Other spirits being produced include a corn-based vodka and several moonshine offerings, mostly flavored with ingredients grown on-site.

Located on I-64, just 15 minutes from the Gene Snyder, the Jeptha Creed Distillery is easy to get to, with plenty of parking and large indoor and outdoor spaces.

After enjoying a complementary welcome cocktail, we’ll be tasting some of their products, including new make and young wheat and rye bourbons, their vodka and a moonshine, led by Master Distiller Joyce Nethery, who holds two degrees in chemical engineering.

 

There will also be appetizers to satisfy your hunger and of course we’ll have awesome door prizes as always. And we’ll also be doing some axe throwing… because that’s how we roll.

The Bourbon Brotherhood is a monthly gathering of men who enjoy bourbon and camaraderie. Is this politically correct? Probably not.

Sep
28
Thu
Old Forester Speakeasy Series @ Frazier Museum
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Old Forester Speakeasy Series @ Frazier Museum | Louisville | Kentucky | United States

Old Forester Speakeasy Series
Thursday, September 28   I   6:30 – 9:30 pm

In celebration of the film Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the featured bourbon at our next Old Forester Speakeasy is the Statesman, the newest member of the Old Forester Family, and one of the stars of the soon to be released blockbuster film. Outside of the exclusive tasting, Old Forester will guide guests through the making of a classic cocktail:

 The Statesman Old Fashioned.

  • 2 oz Old Forester Signature 100 proof
  • 0.25 oz Ancho Reyes Liqueur
  • 0.25 oz Maple Syrup
  • 2 Dropperfuls Tobacco Bitters

Stir ingredients with ice in mixing glass. Strain into glass with fresh ice, and garnish with lemon peel.

We’re adding Derby City Ballroom and Nitty Gritty Vintage Clothing to the mix this time around, as we introduce our new dance contest to accompany the always popular best-dressed contest. The toe- tapping will be inspired by the always great sounds of Billy Goat Strut Revue featuring Gayle King on vocals.

Succulent bites will be prepared by Masterson’s Catering and served throughout the night, you can also sample melt in your mouth small batch truffles by Art Eatables

Tickets are $25  for General Admission I $20 for Frazier Members

Sep
29
Fri
Vintage, Crafts & Cocktails @ The Diary Barn at MB Roland Distillery
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day
Vintage, Crafts & Cocktails @ The Diary Barn at MB Roland Distillery | Pembroke | Kentucky | United States

Vintage, Crafts & Cocktails is an upscale 2 day event featuring vintage, handmade, repurposed, reloved, gourmet food & art! Over 60 vendors bring their talents to The Dairy Barn at MB Roland Distillery. Booths are located in a renovated Amish dairy barn as well as open air booths on the grounds of the distillery itself.

Bring the hubby, they’ll be serving cocktails, wine & beer at our Dairy Barn Bar. How many places can you enjoy an adult beverage while you shop? Plus the gift shop will be open for tastings & sales.

They have 7 acres of open fields for parking and do not charge for parking or admittance.

MB Roland will also host delicious food trucks so you can enjoy a meal, plus stay to listen to live music.

Make plans now to join for a weekend full of shopping, music, food, drinks & fun!

Friday 3pm – 8pm

Saturday 9am – 3pm

SEPTEMBER FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE @ Woodford Reserve Distillery
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SEPTEMBER FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE @ Woodford Reserve Distillery | Versailles | Kentucky | United States

Spend an autumn evening enjoying bourbon, tours and live music at the Woodford Reserve Distillery. Every Friday night in September we are extending our hours and our tours to let you experience a different side of Woodford Reserve. Each evening will feature tours, live music, small bites and other dinner options. A mixology experience featuring a signature Woodford Reserve cocktail will be offered each Friday evening (separate Mixology ticket must be purchased).

Sep
30
Sat
BOURBON HERITAGE SOUTHERN SUPPER @ Woodford Reserve Distillery
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BOURBON HERITAGE SOUTHERN SUPPER @ Woodford Reserve Distillery | Versailles | Kentucky | United States

Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month in Kentucky with the Bourbon Heritage Southern Supper at the Woodford Reserve Distillery.  Enjoy distillery tours, an old-fashioned pig roast with delicious Southern sides, a cash bar featuring your favorite Woodford Reserve cocktails and a little bluegrass music to round out the evening.   This will be a great evening to toast bourbon and enjoy fall in Kentucky.   Reservations are required.

Chihuly at Maker’s @ Maker's Mark
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chihuly at Maker's @ Maker's Mark | Loretto | Kentucky | United States

An awe- inspiring union of art and tradition.

A visit to the Maker’s Mark Distillery, now through October, will mean more than a dun, informative look into the world of our famous bourbon. During this time you can enjoy the amaxing art of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly with a limited run special exhibition throughtout the distillery grounds. This exhibition will showcase seven dramatic installations complementing the distiller’s landsscape and architecture. Don’t miss this unique opportunityy to see the work of a remarkable artist, globally renowned for his ambitious site-speccific installations.

The nighttime exhibit runs from 6-10PM (last entry 9:00PM) throughout the distillery grounds.  As darkness descends, you’ll experience the artwork in a whole new way- with the distillery’s unique landscape serving as a fascinating canvas for these unforgettable works of art.

Oct
6
Fri
KEENELAND FALL BRUNCH & TOUR @ Woodford Reserve Distillery
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
KEENELAND FALL BRUNCH & TOUR @ Woodford Reserve Distillery | Versailles | Kentucky | United States

Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 2017
Distillery Tour at 9:20 am, Brunch at 10:30 am
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Brunch at 10:30 am, Distillery Tour at 11:40 am

​​Heading to Keeneland for the opening weekend of the 2017 Fall Meet? Join us for a tour and brunch experience at the Woodford Reserve Distillery before heading ​to the track. Join our tour for a guided experience through the Distillery that explains how we’re unique at all five sources of flavor, the bottling process, and for guests 21 & over, a tasting. Our beautiful fall brunch in the Dryer House features a Woodford Reserve cocktail and local, seasonal ingredients sure to prepare you for a day at the track. (Please note that ​due to local laws, ​Sunday’s brunch will not feature a cocktail, but tour guests will still experience the tasting).

 

Oct
7
Sat
KEENELAND FALL BRUNCH & TOUR @ Woodford Reserve Distillery
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
KEENELAND FALL BRUNCH & TOUR @ Woodford Reserve Distillery | Versailles | Kentucky | United States

Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 2017
Distillery Tour at 9:20 am, Brunch at 10:30 am
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Brunch at 10:30 am, Distillery Tour at 11:40 am

​​Heading to Keeneland for the opening weekend of the 2017 Fall Meet? Join us for a tour and brunch experience at the Woodford Reserve Distillery before heading ​to the track. Join our tour for a guided experience through the Distillery that explains how we’re unique at all five sources of flavor, the bottling process, and for guests 21 & over, a tasting. Our beautiful fall brunch in the Dryer House features a Woodford Reserve cocktail and local, seasonal ingredients sure to prepare you for a day at the track. (Please note that ​due to local laws, ​Sunday’s brunch will not feature a cocktail, but tour guests will still experience the tasting).

 

Chihuly at Maker’s @ Maker's Mark
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chihuly at Maker's @ Maker's Mark | Loretto | Kentucky | United States

An awe- inspiring union of art and tradition.

A visit to the Maker’s Mark Distillery, now through October, will mean more than a dun, informative look into the world of our famous bourbon. During this time you can enjoy the amaxing art of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly with a limited run special exhibition throughtout the distillery grounds. This exhibition will showcase seven dramatic installations complementing the distiller’s landsscape and architecture. Don’t miss this unique opportunityy to see the work of a remarkable artist, globally renowned for his ambitious site-speccific installations.

The nighttime exhibit runs from 6-10PM (last entry 9:00PM) throughout the distillery grounds.  As darkness descends, you’ll experience the artwork in a whole new way- with the distillery’s unique landscape serving as a fascinating canvas for these unforgettable works of art.

Oct
8
Sun
KEENELAND FALL BRUNCH & TOUR @ Woodford Reserve Distillery
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
KEENELAND FALL BRUNCH & TOUR @ Woodford Reserve Distillery | Versailles | Kentucky | United States

Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 2017
Distillery Tour at 9:20 am, Brunch at 10:30 am
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Brunch at 10:30 am, Distillery Tour at 11:40 am

​​Heading to Keeneland for the opening weekend of the 2017 Fall Meet? Join us for a tour and brunch experience at the Woodford Reserve Distillery before heading ​to the track. Join our tour for a guided experience through the Distillery that explains how we’re unique at all five sources of flavor, the bottling process, and for guests 21 & over, a tasting. Our beautiful fall brunch in the Dryer House features a Woodford Reserve cocktail and local, seasonal ingredients sure to prepare you for a day at the track. (Please note that ​due to local laws, ​Sunday’s brunch will not feature a cocktail, but tour guests will still experience the tasting).

 

Oct
12
Thu
Angel’s Envy Cocktail Craft & the Science of Good Taste @ Angel's Envy
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Angel's Envy Cocktail Craft & the Science of Good Taste @ Angel's Envy | Louisville | Kentucky | United States

In this educational cocktail class, guests will learn how to make the Angel’s Envy signature distillery cocktail, The Henderson. Enjoy working at a personal cocktail station as you learn the techniques to construct a cocktail. From preparation to execution, explore the science behind each step, including making a syrup, proper proportioning, and using the right garnish to complement your delicious cocktail.

This class includes a full distillery tour with a 3-part tasting. You even get to take home a gift to aid in your future cocktail endeavors!

Oct
13
Fri
Bourbon Chase @ Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Oct 13 – Oct 14 all-day

 

WILL RUN FOR BOURBON

Bourbon Chase Course MapThe Bourbon Chase celebrates the best of Kentucky. It is a 200-mile journey across the Bluegrass State – through our historic bourbon distilleries, across our majestic horse country, and into our enchanting small towns. The Bourbon Chase is made up of 400 teams. Each team is comprised of 1 captain. Typically there are a total of 12 runners on each team.

Whether you are a serious racer, a casual runner, or just a passionate spectator – there is a place for you in The Bourbon Chase.

Please take a few minutes to peruse our website and watch our video. Drink in the best of Kentucky. Then, we invite you to sign up for The Bourbon Chase – either as a participant or as a volunteer. No matter if you are running the relay or helping on out on the course, we can guarantee you will have a great time.

Over the river and through the woods…Sort of, but not really.

Begin your journey at Jim Beam and head east to Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World. In the quaint city of Bardstown, you pass through Heaven Hill, the largest family-owned distillery in the world. Next, you trek toward the historic and beautiful Maker’s Mark distillery. Exiting the distillery, you head into the heart of central Kentucky, passing some of the state’s most historic areas. First, the course takes you near Perryville Battlefield, where a significant Civil War battle took place. Next, you will head south to Stanford, the second oldest city in Kentucky. Then, the course turns for the north as it passes through the middle of the enchanting community of Danville where the state’s first constitution was written. Finally, before heading back into distillery country, you run through Harrodsburg. Founded as Fort Harrod in 1774, it was the first permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies.

The unique Spanish Mission-style architecture announces that you have reached Four Roses distillery. From here, you come into Lawrenceburg, home of Wild Turkey. Crossing over the Tyrone Bridge, several hundred feet above the Kentucky River, you enter the official gateway to Horse Country. This section of the course, heading toward Woodford Reserve, is undoubtedly the most stunning because of its rolling bluegrass countryside and picturesque horse farms.

From there you head toward the charming community of Midway, home of one of the nation’s leading colleges focusing on equine professions. As you wind your way out of Midway and down the delightful scenic back roads of the Bluegrass Region, the course works its way into downtown Lexington. By now, you can smell and hear the finish line celebration that awaits you and your friends at Triangle Park, near the Alltech Brewery & Distillery.

Not a Runner? Volunteer!

JOB DESCRIPTIONS AT LEG EXCHANGE POINTS

  • Leg Coordinator – coordinates the logistics at the Exchange point by providing information to other volunteers on race day, troubleshooting and communicating with the Area Manager
  • Parking – directs team vans in and out of parking locations
  • Traffic Control – assists runners in road crossings at busy intersections
  • Recorder – records runner bib numbers and times
  • Spotter – notifies recorder of incoming runner bib numbers
Oct
14
Sat
Sharing Tapas with Susan Seiller @ Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sharing Tapas with Susan Seiller @ Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill | Harrodsburg | Kentucky | United States

Featuring Wilderness Trail

Bring your friends and share small plates inspired by the fresh tastes and traditions of Spain during this festive food adventure.

$85

 

Oct
20
Fri
Behind the Beam- Clermont, KY @ Jim Beam- Clermont
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Behind the Beam- Clermont, KY @ Jim Beam- Clermont | Clermont | Kentucky | United States

BOOK YOUR 2017 EXPERIENCE WITH FRED BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!

Dive in to this insider’s experience with Fred Noe, Great-Grandson of Jim Beam and 7th generation Master Distiller at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont, KY.

You’ll enjoy a bourbon inspired lunch, private distillery tour, barrel thieving in a bourbon rackhouse and top it all off with a guided tasting and story time with the man himself, Fred Noe.

Plus you’ll receive a commemorative bottle to remember the experience.

You love the bourbon.  You’ll love the stories behind it!

Oct
21
Sat
TasteMaker’s Dinner featuring Chef Frank Stitt @ Maker's Mark Distillery
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
TasteMaker's Dinner featuring Chef Frank Stitt @ Maker's Mark Distillery | Loretto | Kentucky | United States

Join us for a special dinner at Maker’s Mark Distillery to honor Chef Frank Stitt, “godfather of Southern cuisine” with the 2017 TasteMaker’s Award here in Loretto, Kentucky.

The intimate, celebratory dinner will start with Maker’s Mark cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on our terrace and a guided tour of the distillery grounds, including our limited-time Chihuly at Maker’s exhibition. Dinner will feature some of Chef Stitt’s classic, beloved dishes. A full menu is to follow. Don’t delay as space is limited.

YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND ATTEND THIS EVENT.

Oct
26
Thu
Heaven & Evan @ Galt House
Oct 26 @ 3:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Heaven & Evan @ Galt House | Louisville | Kentucky | United States

Bardstown to Downtown with Heaven Hill and Evan Williams

Mint Julep Tours transports you from downtown Louisville to nearby Bardstown and back to visit two staples of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail—Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky, and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville. Along the way, you will interact with master distillers and taste some of the world’s finest Bourbons, including some that are exclusive to each of the properties.

Start with a trip to the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky for appetizers, cocktails and a bourbon tasting inside a working rickhouse. Master Distiller Denny Potter will lead the tasting of three whiskies inside Rickhouse Y. Guests will also be given the rare opportunity to pull and taste Elijah Craig 10-Year-Old Bourbon straight from a barrel utilizing a Whiskey Thief.

After your experience at the Bourbon Heritage Center, Mint Julep Tours will transport you back to Louisville to the  Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. There, inside the Prohibition-Era Speakeasy Lounge, guests will be treated to additional heavy appetizers, desserts and specialty cocktails. Assistant Artisanal Distiller Jodie Filiatreau will lead a Bourbon tasting that includes Evan Williams Single Barrel and two premium offerings: Evan Williams 12-Year-Old and Evan Williams 23-Year-Old.Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs will lead a bourbon tasting before your guided tour. Guests will receive a bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel signed by both Master Distillers.  Trust us, this is one experience you don’t want to miss.

Departs at 3:45pm and returns at approx. 9:30pm. This experience departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

Heaven & Evan
Oct 26 @ 3:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Bardstown to Downtown with Heaven Hill

Start with a trip to the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky for appetizers, cocktails and a bourbon tasting inside a working rickhouse. Master Distiller Denny Potter will lead the tasting that includes the rare opportunity to pull and taste straight from a barrel using a Whiskey Thief.  Then you’ll head back to Louisville to the new Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, where you’ll enjoy more appetizers, desserts and cocktails in the Prohibition-Era Speakeasy Lounge. Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs will lead a bourbon tasting before your guided tour. Guests will receive a bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel signed by both Master Distillers.  Trust us, this is one experience you don’t want to miss.

2017 Dates:
September 21  •  October 26  •  November 9

$185 per person – Departs at 3:45pm and returns at approx. 9:30pm. This experience departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

Nov
9
Thu
Behind the Beam- Clermont, KY @ Jim Beam- Clermont
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Behind the Beam- Clermont, KY @ Jim Beam- Clermont | Clermont | Kentucky | United States

BOOK YOUR 2017 EXPERIENCE WITH FRED BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!

Dive in to this insider’s experience with Fred Noe, Great-Grandson of Jim Beam and 7th generation Master Distiller at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont, KY.

You’ll enjoy a bourbon inspired lunch, private distillery tour, barrel thieving in a bourbon rackhouse and top it all off with a guided tasting and story time with the man himself, Fred Noe.

Plus you’ll receive a commemorative bottle to remember the experience.

You love the bourbon.  You’ll love the stories behind it!

Heaven & Evan @ Galt House
Nov 9 @ 3:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Heaven & Evan @ Galt House | Louisville | Kentucky | United States

Bardstown to Downtown with Heaven Hill and Evan Williams

Mint Julep Tours transports you from downtown Louisville to nearby Bardstown and back to visit two staples of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail—Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky, and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville. Along the way, you will interact with master distillers and taste some of the world’s finest Bourbons, including some that are exclusive to each of the properties.

Start with a trip to the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky for appetizers, cocktails and a bourbon tasting inside a working rickhouse. Master Distiller Denny Potter will lead the tasting of three whiskies inside Rickhouse Y. Guests will also be given the rare opportunity to pull and taste Elijah Craig 10-Year-Old Bourbon straight from a barrel utilizing a Whiskey Thief.

After your experience at the Bourbon Heritage Center, Mint Julep Tours will transport you back to Louisville to the  Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. There, inside the Prohibition-Era Speakeasy Lounge, guests will be treated to additional heavy appetizers, desserts and specialty cocktails. Assistant Artisanal Distiller Jodie Filiatreau will lead a Bourbon tasting that includes Evan Williams Single Barrel and two premium offerings: Evan Williams 12-Year-Old and Evan Williams 23-Year-Old.Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs will lead a bourbon tasting before your guided tour. Guests will receive a bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel signed by both Master Distillers.  Trust us, this is one experience you don’t want to miss.

Departs at 3:45pm and returns at approx. 9:30pm. This experience departs from the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.