Distillery Tours

Bulleit Frontier Bourbon Experience

Contact: www.bulleitexperience.com, 502-475-3325

Address: 3860 Fitzgerald Road, Louisville, KY

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00-3:00 p.m. (last tour is at 3:00 p.m.) - Walk-ins welcome. Groups of 10 or more should call 502-475-3325. 

Cost: $10 tour and Tasting (lasts about 1 hour)

Book a Tour: Walk-ins welcome. Groups of 10 or more should call (502) 475-3325

Photo credit: Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience on Instagram @BulleitWhiskey

 

Jim Beam American Stillhouse

Contact: www.jimbeam.com, 502-543-9877

Address: 526 Happy Hollow Road, Clermont, KY

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST, Sunday 12:30 p.m. -  3:30 p.m. 

Cost: $8 Bourbon 101 (lasts 45 minutes), tickets sold at front desk, no reservations

$12 Distillery Tour and Tasting (lasts 90 minutes)

Additional tours at http://www.jimbeam.com/en-us/visit-us/book-a-tour

Book a Tour: For Distillery Tour, reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance at https://tours.jimbeam.com/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=204.

Woodford Reserve (Labrot & Graham Distillery)

Contactwww.woodfordreserve.com859-879-1812

Address: 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY

Hours: Monday-Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (closed on Sunday in January and February)

Cost: $14 - Distillery Tour - Tour of distillery and a tasting (lasts 1 hour). 

$30 - Corn to Cork tour - This tour explores the mechanical, chemical, technical and sensory aspects of producing bourbon. Tour is given on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Maximum of 6 people (lasts 2 hours).  

$30 - National Historic Landmark Tour - This tour focuses on the 200+-year history and architecture of the distillery. This tour is given on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. (lasts 2 hours). 

Book a Tour: Make reservations at http://www.woodfordreserve.com/distillery/tours/ 

Photo Credit: Woodford Reserve

Maker's Mark Distillery

Contact: www.makersmark.com, 270-865-2099

Address: 3350 Burkes Spring Road, Loretto, KY

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST, Sunday 11:30 a.m. -  3:30 p.m. (closed on Sunday in January & February) - Tours begin on the hour

Cost: $12 Distillery Tour, $9 for retired military with ID, Free for active military with ID, Free for anyone under 21. tours are first come-first served, last about 1 hour, mostly outdoors, groups of 10 or more pre-purchase tickets at tours.makersmark.com 

$25 Heritage Tour - learn about the distilling process from the makers (held on various dates). See more at http://tours.makersmark.com/SelectDate.aspx?ActivityID=226

$35 Beyond the Mark Tour - behind the scenes tour, lasts about 2 hours (held on various dates). See more at http://tours.makersmark.com/SelectDate.aspx?ActivityID=211

$30 Behind the Bar - guided distillery tour followed by a bar sessions to learn the classic bourbon cocktails, lasts about 2 hours. See more at http://tours.makersmark.com/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=213

$50 Inside the Barrell - learn about the distillery, barrells, oak, Maker's Mark Private Select and receive a copy of Maker's Mark Ultimate Tasters Guide. Lasts about 2 hours. See more at http://tours.makersmark.com/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=230. 

Book a Tour: See websites above for reservations for each tour

Photo Credit: Maker's Mark Distillery

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Contact: www.evanwilliamsbourbonexperience.com, 502-272-2623

Address: 528 West Main St., Louisville, KY

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Cost: $12 Traditional Tour and Tasting (lasts 1 hour)

          $18 Speakeasy Tour and Tasting (Friday-Sunday only, lasts 30 minutes)

Book a Tour: Make reservations online at last 24 hours in advance at https://reservations.heavenhill.com/Info.aspx?EventID=9

Photo Credit: Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

 

Wild Turkey

Contact: www.wildturkeybourbon.com, 502-839-2182

Address: 1417 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg, KY

Hours: Visitor Center is open Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours leave on the hour from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Open Sundays from March-December from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and tours leave on the hour from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed all major holidays.  

Cost: $10 Distillery Tour. Free tours for military with valid ID

Book a Tour: For groups of 10 or more, email wt-tourreservations@campari.com

Heaven Hill Distilleries - Bourbon Heritage Center

Contact: www.bourbonheritagecenter.com, 502-337-1000

Address: 1311 Gilkey Run Road, Bardstown, KY 

Hours: January & February - Tuesday through Saturday open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Sunday Noon to 4:00 p.m. Last tour begins one hour before closing. 

             March-December - Monday through Saturday open 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, Sunday Noon to 4:00 p.m. Last tour begins one hour before closing. 

Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday Noon-4:00 p.m. Brands include Heaven Hill, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams and many others. 

Cost: $10 Mashbill Tour and Tasting (1 hour)

$20 Whiskey Connoisseur Experience (30 minutes)

Notes: Brands include Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, Larceny and many others. 

Book a Tour: http://www.bourbonheritagecenter.com/tour-and-trolley-ride/ (not within 24 hours of tour). Walk-ins are welcome. 

Photo Credit: Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center

 

Four Roses Distillery

Contact: www.fourrosesbourbon.com, 502-839-2655

Address: 1224 Bonds Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, KY

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, Sunday Noon p.m. -  4:00 p.m. - Last tour leaves at 3:00 p.m. at both tour locations. Tours begin on the hour. 

Cost: $5 Distillery Tour (present tour ticket at the Four Roses Warehouse and Bottling facility in Cox's Creek, KY for another tour at no additional charge)

Book a Tour: Walk-ins are welcome. Groups of 10 or more should call ahead at (502) 839-2655.

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Contact: www.buffalotracedistillery.com, 502-696-5926

Address: 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY

Hours: Visitor Center is open Monday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and tours are given from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Sundays, the Visitor Center is open from Noon to 5:00 p.m. and tours are given from Noon to 3:00 p.m. (Tours start every hour on the hour). 

Cost: Complimentary - The Trace Tour - Includes a tour of the warehouse and bottling hall as well as a tasting (lasts about 1 hour)

           Complimentary - Hard Hat Tour - Tour of fermentation and distillation process as well as a tasting (lasts 1 hour). Reservations are required at http://buffalotracedistillery.com/tour-calendar/hard-hat-tour.

          Complimentary - National Historic Landmark Tour - Focuses on architecture and history of the distillery. Reservations are required at http://buffalotracedistillery.com/tour-calendar/national-historic-landmark-tour. 

          The distillery also offers a Bourbon Barrel Tour and a Ghost Tour, plus an additional tour will be added in spring 2017. 

Book a Tour: Walk-ins are welcome. Groups of 15 or more should email reservations@buffalotrace.com

Photo Credit: Buffalo Trace Distillery

New Riff Distilling

Contact: www.newriffdistilling.com, 859-261-7433

Address: 24 Distillery Way, Newport, KY

Hours: Thursday & Friday - tours at 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., Saturday - tours at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., Sunday - tours at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Complimentary Tour and Tasting (lasts 45 min. to 1 hour)

$15 Distiller's Tour and Seminar - in-depth look at the distilling process with tasting (includes tasting glass)

Book a Tour: https://www.distillerysolutions.com/newriff/tours.php (space is limited, so sign up ahead of time to guarantee admission). For groups of 15 or more, send an email in advance to the distillery at http://newriffdistilling.com/contact/. 

Photo Credit: New Riff Distilling

Wilderness Trail Distillery

Contact: www.wildernesstraildistillery.com, 859-402-8707

Address: 4095 Lebanon Road, Danville, KY

Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tours start on the hour. Last Tour begins at 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $7 full tour with complimentary gift. Discounts and advanced tours available. 

Book a Tour: tours@wildernesstrailky.com

Photo Credit: Wilderness Trail Distillery

Kentucky Artisan Distillery

Contact: www.kentuckyartisandistillery.com, 502-822-3042

Address: 6230 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, KY

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 Tour and Tasting - tours begin every hour on the hour (lasts 50 minutes), $5 for military, last tour is 1 hour prior to closing (no tours on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, Jan. 1).

Book a Tour: Reservations are not required but are available by emailing tours@kentuckyartisandistillery.com

Photo Credit: Kentucky Artisan Distillery

Hartfield & Company

Contact: www.hartfieldandcompany.com, 859-559-3494

Address: 108 E. 4th Street, Paris, KY

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Complimentary - City Tour - Tuesday - Saturday, by chance or by appointment at 859-559-3494. Casual tour of facilities and processes includes tasting of a few spirits.  Complimentary Tour and Tasting (lasts 10 to 15 minutes)

Complimentary - Country Tour - Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., by appointment at 859-559-3494, limited to 8 people. This tour includes an up-close look at the distilling process with a tasting at the end (lasts about 1 hour). 

$35 - Hartfield Tour for 2 - Can be scheduled anytime throughout the week and on Saturdays at Noon. This in-depth private tour with one of our distillers includes barrel samples from different mashbills to experience differences in taste profile (lasts 1-2 hours).

Book a Tour: https://www.hartfieldandcompany.com/tour-hartfield-and-company/ 

Photo Credit: Hartfield & Company

The Old Pogue Distillery

Contact: www.oldpogue.com

Address: 716 W. 2nd Street, Maysville, KY

Hours: Thursday-Saturday, tours begin 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

Cost: Complimentary tours with tasting - tours last about 1 hour

Book a Tour: http://www.oldpogue.com/tours/#.

Photo Credit: Old Pogue Distillery

Chattanooga Whiskey

Contact: www.chattanoogawhiskey.com, 423-760-4333

Address: 1439 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN

Hours: Varies. Go to http://chattanoogawhiskey.com/book-your-tour for details

Cost: $12 - For online tickets, orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance. The tour takes approximately 30-45 minutes and finishes with a whiskey flight that usually takes an additional 30 minutes to enjoy. Groups of 10 or more should email events@tnstillhouse.com

Book a Tour:  http://chattanoogawhiskey.com/book-your-tour

Photo Credit: Chattanooga Whiskey

 

Barrel House Distilling Company

Contact: www.barrelhousedistillery.com, 859-259-0159

Address: 1200 Manchester St., Lexington, KY

Hours: Wednesday-Friday Noon to 5:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours begin at a quarter past the hour.

Cost: $5 

Book a Tour: Reservations are not required, but groups of 20 or more should call a few days in advance. 

 

MB Roland Distillery

Contact: www.mbroland.com, 270-640-7744

Address: 137 Barkers Mill Road, Pembroke, KY

Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Central), Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Central)

Cost: $5 - Tours begin every hour on the hour with first tour starting at 10:00 a.m. and last tour starting at 5:00 p.m. each day. Tours last 25-35 minutes. Tastings upon request. Tours include a complimentary shot glass. 

$25 Distiller's Tour - Held on various dates, this tour provides an in-depth look at the distillery and includes a behind-the-scenes sampling from select aging barrels in the rickhouse. The tour is held on various dates (call for dates) and lasts 60-90 minutes. The tour includes a complimentary MB Roland rocks glass. Distiller's Tour has a 4-person minimum.

Book a Tour: Make reservations by calling the distillery at 270-640-7744.  

 

Willett Distillery

Contact: www.willettdistillery.com, 502-348-0899

Address: 1869 Loretto Road, Bardstown, KY

Store Hours: Sunday 12:00-4:30 p.m. (March to December), Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tour Hours: Sunday 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 (March to December), Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tours begins on the hour

Cost: $12 Distillery and Grounds Tour with Tasting, includes souvenir glass. Tour lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

Book a Tour: Reservations are highly recommended at www.willettdistillery.com.