Handcrafted Bourbon Adventures

Experience the best of Kentucky Bourbon with our handcrafted travel itineraries. With 29 distilleries to discover, adventure is waiting at every turn.  

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There’s nothing better than a good ‘ol classic. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour is an institutional experience that keeps people coming back for more year after year. Sip, stroll and savor your way across the Bluegrass on this 16 distillery adventure. We are always looking to add new experiences, so check back often as 2018 will be an eventful year. Click here for questions about your old passports. LEARN MORE

Barrels in racks

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® is an essential adventure for the Bourbon enthusiast looking to go deeper than ever. Winding through the rolling hills and Bluegrass fields, this tour takes you further into the unrivaled craftsmanship of the Kentucky Bourbon industry than ever before. LEARN MORE

A 9-day minimum, 950 mile, 29 distillery, 2 time zone, ultimate Bourbon excursion. You will see, taste and smell some of the most legendary distilleries our Commonwealth has to offer. You will eat amazing cuisine designed to complement our whiskeys. You will sip on cocktails prepared by true artists. And you will see some of the most beautiful countryside short of Ireland itself. Kentucky produces 95% of America’s native spirit in that old-fashioned, time-honored tradition. Take your time and enjoy it our way.  LEARN MORE

Bourbon Trail Official Gateway


These three cities are the perfect place to start your journey. Access the world’s greatest distilleries. Try Bourbon-driven local eats. Uncover the story behind every bottle, one sip at a time.

Bardstown, Kentucky

Nestled in the rolling Kentucky hills lies the Bourbon Capital of the World® and an Official Gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail™. The tradition of distilling runs deep in historic Bardstown, a vibrant community with all the small-town charm you’d expect in any Southern city. Bourbon, history, and mouth watering meals are calling – what are you waiting for? LEARN MORE

Louisville, Kentucky skyline

Start your Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure in Louisville – the city whose official drink is the Old Fashioned! Plan ahead by booking your tours and transportation in advance with Mint Julep Experiences or Copper Still Tours. Begin your journey at the official starting point, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center at the Frazier Museum. Make time to peruse their Spirit of Kentucky® Bourbon exhibition, get you picture taken in the bottle room, and look for the secret speakeasy entrance. Ask the helpful Bourbon concierge for trip info, and set out for Bourbon exploration! LEARN MORE

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.LEARN MORE




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