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
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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.
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: $15-20 - Distillery Tour - Tour of distillery and a tasting (lasts about 70 minutes). NOTE: Premium price days during April weekends and during Kentucky Derby week.
$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/
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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
$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 5 or more should pre-purchase tickets at www.makersmark.com/tours.
$25 Heritage Tour (Jan. 17 - Feb. 28) - learn about the distilling process from the makers (held on various dates). Book it at www.markersmark.com/tours.
$30 Behind the Bar (Jan. 18 - March 29) - guided distillery tour followed by a bar sessions to learn the classic bourbon cocktails, lasts about 2 hours. Book it at www.makersmark.com/tours.
$50 Maker’s Immersion (Jan. 14 - May 31) - On this intimate tour, you will explore the inner workings of our historic distillery. Your guide will provide an in-depth look at our process from the grains to the bottle, visiting several areas not seen on the Distillery tour. Your experience will conclude with a maturation-style tasting. This tour is limited to 12 people and lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours. Book it at www.markersmark.com/tours.
Book a Tour: See websites above for reservations for each tour
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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
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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 email@example.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.
Book a Tour: Walk-ins are welcome. Groups of 15 or more should email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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/.
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Wilderness Trail Distillery
Contact: www.wildernesstraildistillery.com, 859-402-8707
Address: 4095 Lebanon Road, Danville, KY
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tours start on the hour. Last Tour begins at 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 full tour with complimentary shot glass.
Check out www.wildernesstraildistillery.com/events for special events in 2019.
First Friday - Music, food and cocktails from 6-9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month
Valentine’s Day Bourbon Tasting: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 9. Master Distiller Shane Baker will lead a tour of the distillery and a tasting of the Bourbon and Rye in the barrelhouse. $50 per couple. Complimentary tasting glass for everyone. Reservations only: 859-402-8707.
Low Country Boil: 5-8 p.m. March 9. Feast on crawdads, shrimp, potatoes, corn on the cob and enjoy music. Cost $35 per person. Make reservations by March 2: 859-402-8707.
Taste of Danville: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 27. Wilderness Trail’s first release of Rye Bourbon, live music, and food by a variety of restaurants and food trucks.
Wilderness Trail Cruise-In: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 25. Show off your classy rides. All makes and models welcome. Door prizes.
Book a Tour: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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).
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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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.