The sun is shining, the Bourbon is calling, and we get it – you want to go out and explore our distilleries. Due to continued COVID restrictions, here’s what you should know before making your way to Kentucky.
Since group capacities are still smaller than normal, tours fill up quickly. Booking your tours in advance is an absolute must. Walk-ins most likely will NOT find space on a tour, so be sure to check online or reach out directly to the distillery you want to visit. And keep in mind that many distilleries are avoiding production areas, so offerings may include other experiences like advanced tastings, cocktail classes, etc. (Hours/offerings are subject to change)
Call Our Welcome Center
The folks at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center at the Frazier Museum can help you map out your trip in advance – just give them a ring. When in Louisville, plan to tour their Spirit of Kentucky Bourbon Exhibition to receive a free Kentucky Bourbon tasting glass!
Safe rides are key! If you’re planning to explore outside of urban areas, ride sharing services are extremely unreliable. We recommend either bringing a DD or booking with a trusted transportation service. If you do the latter, they will book all of your experiences for you – so easy!
If you’re having trouble filling your itinerary with KBT distilleries, look into booking other experiences such as our amazing Craft Tour distilleries!
Broken into four easy regions, the KBT Craft Tour is designed to take you even deeper into Kentucky’s Bourbon heritage.
Kentucky is still under a mask mandate and all distilleries are requiring masks to be worn inside. We appreciate your compliance!
And don’t forget your ID as all distilleries check them before tours and tastings.
You may find that your alcohol tolerance is not what it once was! Make sure to eat plenty of high protein foods, drink lots of water, and be mindful of how much you’re consuming.
Think you know your body? Take the DrinkIQ quiz to find out.
Our distilleries, restaurants, and hotels strive daily to deliver fun and memorable experiences to our guests. We ask that you treat our hospitality staff with grace and respect. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we all navigate the ever-changing landscape of the COVID pandemic.
Besides, who can NOT manage a smile with a Kentucky Bourbon in hand?!
Current Distillery Openings & Offerings
details are subject to change
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