You’re coming to Kentucky for Bourbon – hooray! We know you’re excited about visiting your favorite distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, but did you know that there is sooo much more to see, do and taste? If you’re a proud passport-holding, stamp-getting, note-taking fiend like us, then we have good news for you. Here are some other Bourbon-centric passport programs that we love, and we know you will too.
As you’re planning, keep in mind that these experiences are very popular, so make sure to book your distillery tours and dinner reservations in advance. We don’t you to miss out on anything fun you want to see.
Bourbon Trail™ Passport & Field Guide
You know us! 22 years after the birth of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the passport took on a major overhaul turning it into a 160+ page book featuring our 18 KBT distillery experiences, cocktail recipes, insider tips, travel planning information, tasting notes and fun facts.
But that’s not all that’s new. We’ve combined forces with the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, so all of their 23 distilleries are also included in one beautiful book. If you haven’t made it out on the Craft Tour yet, make plans today! This adventure is broken up into four easy regions, and you get some fun swag upon completion of each.
You may pick up your Bourbon Trail™ Passport & Field Guide at the first distillery you visit, or buy one in advance here.
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Urban Bourbon Trail® Passport
After a day of exploring Kentucky’s greatest distilleries it’s time to put your knowledge to the test on Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail®. This collection of local bars and restaurants has a wide knowledge of whiskies, Bourbon infused food menus and some of the city’s largest collections of Bourbon.
Your goal? Get six stamps! (Note: Any purchase at these establishments will earn you a stamp – you don’t have to be a Bourbon drinker!) As soon as you collect six, redeem your passport and receive the annual edition of the Urban Bourbon Trailblazer T-Shirt.
To get your adventure started, download a digital Urban Bourbon Trail passport to your mobile device by clicking here.
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The B-Line Passport
Northern Kentucky – or NKY as the locals call it – is quite literally where the South begins! You’ll notice a mixture of north and south from German fusion in their culinary and brewing heritage, and their penchant for good ‘ol Southern fried chicken and whiskey.
NKY has played an important role in the movement and production of whiskey throughout our country’s history. Today visitors can explore the booming craft distillery scene, shop at Newport on the Levee, and enjoy a delicious meal and cocktails at any of their top-notch establishments. NKY is also a great place to start your Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® passport with 5 distilleries within an easy drive of each other. While you’re at it, drop in to at least 2 distilleries, 2 bars and 2 restaurants listed on your B-Line passport to complete your NKY Bourbon experience and #FindYourSippingPoint.
You may pick up your B-Line passport at any participating establishment, or download the Line Guide here.
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Wine & Whiskey Trail
Conveniently located within nine miles of each other in Bullitt County, these six distilleries and wineries offer a distinctive sensory experience—complete with guided or self-guided tours and tastings—that visitors can enjoy at their own pace.
Have your brochure stamped at each location and after visiting all six, redeem your passport at the Bullitt County Visitor Center for a free souvenir glass.
Pick up an official Bullitt County Wine & Whiskey Trail Brochure at any of the six stops on the trail or contact Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism and request a brochure be mailed to you.
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Stateline Whiskey Tour
This self guided tour takes you from scenic Hopkinsville, Kentucky to historic Clarksville, Tennessee. Each distillery has its own special story and its own delicious spirits. From Kentucky Bourbon to Tennessee Whiskey, and many other spirit creations in between, you’ll be certain to enjoy a variation from each distillery. You’ll be able to sample the spirits and purchase bottles at each gift shop; even enjoy a delicious cocktail! Take the tour with each distillery and get your passport stamped at each stop to receive a completion gift. Make sure to get your Craft Tour stamps at MB Roland and Casey Jones as well!
You may pick up your Stateline Whiskey Tour brochure at any participating distillery.
You must be 21+ to participate in any of these passport programs. Please drink responsibly.