Avoid the hustle and bustle of Christmas and enjoy a Kentucky Christmas with us. This tour will include a relaxing dinner at the historic Talbott Tavern in beautiful Bardstown. We will then take a candlelit tour of Makers Mark while enjoying their delicious bourbon and all things that make up a Kentucky Christmas.

The tour will be approximately 4-5 hours long. Pickup will be at the Lexington Visitors Center.

Price: $60 (Includes dinner, tour and tasting). Water and snacks will be included.

Booking is Available for the date below:

Dec. 1st

Escape the stress and mania of modern Christmas by visiting the Victorian era. We take a step back in time to the bucolic mid-1800s. Let us guide you back in time my vising two of central Kentucky’s most beautiful mansions, Ward Hall and White Hall. We will experience how they each celebrated Christmas. We will see how the Wards and Clays experienced Christmas and enjoy this simpler time when fresh cut pine boughs glowed in the candle light and pine cones and holly berries graced the drawing room. So, deck the halls and ride in our sleigh as we enjoy the holiday and tour these two historical homes. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

Tours will be approximately 4 hrs long.

Price: $45 (Includes tours of both historic homes). Water and snacks are included.

You can book directly from our Calendar of Events or choose from the available dates below:

Dec. 7th

Dec. 14th

Dec. 15th

Pepper Distillery Tour

My friend and I took the Pepper Distillery Tour as a birthday celebration. The tour guides were very kind and friendly with a passion for the history of bourbon making. They did a fabulous job taking us to Woodford Reserve and Pepper Distillery. I loved how the two were connected in history and the stories that the tour guides provided made for a well-organized tour. Thank you, Stone Fences Tours!

Amanda V 

Pepper Distillery Tour

My brother and I took the Distillery tour which went to two distilleries, Woodford Reserve and Barrel House distillery. The Pepper Distillery was not open to the public. The Woodford Reserve was the most interesting because of the complexity of the operations bigger operation although small. The Barrel House distillery is a small craft operation that made other spirits and not just bourbon. The tour operators were very informative along the drive providing tidbits of historical information about the local area. Stone Fences Tours are on my list for other tours they offer.

John L

Notorious Lex Tour

Took the Notorious Lex Tour and found it to be a wonderful visit to the past. Would recommend it to anyone looking for interesting people and events from long ago. Jerry, our tour guide, was very friendly and accommodating. Never felt rushed. Made the day fun. Be prepared to walk quite a bit.

Ann E.

Jerry and Hope were fantastic guides, very much like practicing historians, full of information about local history, current events, American history, and many topics. The Ripy tour immediately caught my attention as a unique opportunity to visit a spectacular historic home and get a different insight into the local bourbon industry/history. The tour was relaxed, well-paced, well-organized, and had a personal touch. Would definitely sign up for another tour in the future!

Kasia K
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Still and Stallions: Key to the Triple Crown 

Join us for this bucket list tour to see the home of America’s newest Triple Crown winner and Kentucky’s most anticipated distillery, Castle & Key. Kentucky is famous for our delicious bourbons and beautiful thoroughbred horses. We will journey along a fence-lined Kentucky back road to Ashford Stud to the home of Justify where we will talk about the history of the industry, tour the stables, and see their thoroughbreds. We will take a trip down the bourbon trail to savor Kentucky’s native spirit at the newly opened Castle & Key. We will learn the art and science of bourbon making as we tour the gorgeous facilities and learn the amazing history of Castle & Key. The tour will conclude with samples from the distillery’s selection of spirits.

Pick up will be at the Lexington Visitors’ Center or downtown Lexington Hotel.

Tour is approximately 4 hours in length.

Water and snacks are provided.

Cost is $75

Book Directly from our Calendar of Events or choose a date below to register:

Dec. 6th

Dec. 13th

Bourbon Barons: Whiskey Row (Full Day)

Come with us as we travel back in time to discuss the early bourbon industry on Louisville’s Whiskey Row. We will see the new bourbon exhibit at the Frazier History Museum. We will then discuss Louisville’s first commercial distiller Evan Williams as we walk down Whiskey Row. Next, we will visit the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and taste America’s native spirit. Then we will visit Old Forester Distillery and discuss, George Garvin Brown, the man who first bottled bourbon for sale. Finally, we will visit Stitzel-Weller Distillery, the home of two of bourbon’s most influential men, William L. Weller and Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle. Learn the stories of these bourbon barons and taste their products.
Pickup will be at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville. The tour lasts approximately 7-8hrs. Water and snacks will be provided.
Price $120 (Includes fee for entrance to the Frazier History Museum and fees for tours and tastings at all three locations. Lunch is also included).

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