Bourbon Barons: Distiller’s Row

Bardstown is called the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” It was the home of some of bourbon’s most famous families. On this tour, we will talk about four of these families that were integral to the growth of bourbon in the area. First, we will discuss the Willett family and visit Willett Distillery. Next, we will talk about the Mattingly and Moore families who led to development of Barton 1792. Finally, we will follow the eight generations of the Samuel’s family and visit the beautiful Maker’s Mark Distillery.

Pickup will be at the Pepper Distillery in Lexington. The tour will be approximately 8hrs long.

Price: $100 Includes tours and tastings at all three distilleries. A Kentucky Proud lunch will also be included. Water and snacks will be provided.

Conquering the Trail

This tour is for those who dream of experiencing the bourbon trail to completion. This five day tour will include all of the distilleries on the Bourbon Trail and will also include Buffalo Trace, Barton 1792, Castle & Key, and the James E. Pepper distilleries. That will be a minimum of 18 distilleries and maybe more depending on availability. You will learn about the history of bourbon in Kentucky as your guide, Jerry who is a certified bourbon steward, talks all aspects of bourbon. So grab your passport and complete one of the items on your bucket list. We will be adding this event to our offerings starting this spring.

**This tour requires a minimum of 4 in a group.**

Price $600: Includes tours and tastings at all locations and lunch all five days. Snacks and water will be included. **Does not include accommodations and dinners.**

Pickup will be at the Lexington Visitor's Center.

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

Bluegrass Bucket List

The Bluegrass State is known for its two historic industries, horses and bourbon. We have been racing horses in Kentucky since the late 1700s and even today the top horses in the industry are bred and raised here. One of Kentucky’s historic and beautiful horse farms will be a bucket list stop. The growth of the bourbon industry in the state is hitting heights rarely seen in the 240 years of distilling in Kentucky. We will visit one of these historic distilleries and enjoy a tour and tasting. Our next industry that few people know about outside the state is wine. Kentucky was the home of the first commercial vineyard in U.S. history and in the late 1800s, it was the third largest wine producing state in the country. Today, there is a renewed interest in wine production in the state. We currently have over 70 commercial vineyards across the commonwealth. We will enjoy a tasting as we take in the beautiful scenery of the Bluegrass region. Our newest industry that is booming is our craft brewery scene. Lexington and central Kentucky currently have their own Brewgrass Trail. We will enjoy a flight at one of these locally owned breweries. So come and fill your bucket with the best that Kentucky has to offer.

Pickup will be at the Lexington Visitors Center.

Price: $120 –Includes all tours, tastings and flights along with a Kentucky Proud lunch. Water and snacks will be provided.

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

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