Bourbon is booming. And with the boom comes a new range of experiences to enjoy the American Spirit. From a classic Bourbon tasting experience where you nose and sample, to the more hands on experience of thieving straight-from-the-barrel for the full flavor hit — the industry has enhanced the experience surrounding Bourbon tasting of late, and we (along with the masses) aren’t complaining!
Tour companies, like Mint Julep Experiences, along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® have crafted unique itineraries for travelers to discover the heritage of Bourbon Country and its innovations today.
Recognized for 13 years as the Traveler’s Choice for tours and transportation along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, Mint Julep Experiences has continued to develop one-of-a-kind experiences for guests delivering exceptional service at every turn.
With their industry expertise and partnerships, they have created a range of Bourbon-filled experiences for every type of traveler.
Expertly Crafted Bourbon Tours
Connect with Other Bourbon Enthusiasts on a Public Bourbon Tour
Guests can choose from an established public Bourbon tour itinerary that takes them to three distilleries — a mix of well-known and craft distilleries that each have a different experience attached to them (tour, tasting, thieving).
The entire day is organized for guests, so you can focus on what really matters — the craftsmanship and heritage of Kentucky Bourbon! Transportation is covered in the tour so guests don’t have to worry about navigating or finding a designated driver. Tickets and the itinerary are confirmed in advance so there is no need to worry about coordinating anything. Just sit back and relax.
The Standard Bourbon Tour, But Add Straight-from-the-Barrel Thieving
Thieving and barrel selects have been around for decades, but only recently have they become more available to the general public — and at a much more reasonable price.
If you’ve ever wondered what barrel-proof tastes like, then you’ll want to ensure your Bourbon tour includes a barrel thieving experience. You’ll pull straight-from-the-barrel, splash it into a nosing glass and taste what makes that specific barrel so unique.
There are a growing number of distilleries on the trail that now offer barrel thieving. Mint Julep Experiences can help you navigate which tour to book and additional experiences that pair well with thieving. They handle all of the arrangements, ticketing and transportation so you just sit back, relax and enjoy the outing.
Experiences Customized To Your Tastes
Customize Your Trip to Bourbon Country
For guests looking for a custom experience in Bourbon Country that is tailored to their tastes, interests and bucketlist, Mint Julep Experiences is your key. Their Experience Coordinators have sampled it all and know how to craft truly unique itineraries for all ranges of preferences and groups.
Mint Julep Experiences has organized mixology classes, historical sightseeing of Bourbon attractions, progressive food and spirit pairings, and they’ve even gone as far as offering premium barrel select experiences with bottle-your-own options.
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Is Big, Plan A Multi-Day Itinerary
If you’re looking to invest your time in the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and have a once-in-a-lifetime Bourbon experience, a multi-day luxury Bourbon vacation package takes Bourbon and travel to new heights. Ask anyone, to see all of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® or even visit a handful of distilleries on the trail, you’re going to need a few days.
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® is organized into four main regions — the Bluegrass, Central, Northern and Western. The main trail features 18 distilleries dotted all throughout Kentucky, while the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® features 24 craft distilleries. To partake in a number of distillery tours, premium tastings, barrel selects, bottling, thieving, historic tours and enjoy a few southern meals along the trail you are going to need a few days, knowledgeable guides and the right transportation.
Southern Hospitality with a Twist of Mint Promised and Delivered
At Mint Julep Experiences, they know that there’s nothing better than a good Bourbon. They also know that when you’re enjoying a premium Bourbon, you deserve to have the best possible experience. That’s why they have spent 14+ years crafting the perfect itineraries, recommendations and partnerships to provide a premium touring experience along the trail.
They have designed tour itineraries suited for all kinds of groups: whether you’re planning a bachelor party or just want to treat your friends or family to something special on their birthday, they are able to coordinate an experience for you. If it’s a Cooperage tour (where you can see how Bourbon barrels are made) or a rickhouse tour (where you can learn about aging), one thing is for sure: your group will love learning about how America’s Native Spirit is made from start to finish!
If you’re looking for a way to spend a day on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® that’s full of southern hospitality, adventure and new experiences, Mint Julep Experiences has the perfect blend of distillery tours, tastings and one-of-a-kind moments for you!
Visit them online at mintjuleptours.com to start planning your trip to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.