Kentucky Bourbon Distillery Tour and walking tour of the Downtown Bourbon District

Every Republic Bank First Friday Hop, Mint Julep Experiences offers a choice of two Kentucky bourbon distillery tour itineraries starting from the heart of the Bourbon District and right off the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Take the tour of Louisville’s finest Distilleries by day and then at 5pm when you return to the Galt House take a tour of Downtown’s beautifully walkable arts districts.

All public bourbon tours depart from the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and include transportation with an expert guide, trips to two distilleries for a tour and tasting and an additional tasting-only bonus stop at a third distillery, lunch at a local restaurant, and bottled water.

Tours fall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday but the biggest best day to attend are the First Friday of the month when all of the restaurants, galleries and boutiques stay open late for the First Friday Hop.

Every First Friday of the month:

Republic Bank FIRST FRIDAY HOP Bourbon Tour
With the Mint Julip Tours attend – Maker’s Mark, Lux Row Distillers, Barton 1792 Distillery
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, or Four Roses Distillery LLC as specified on the Mint Julip tours website returning to the Galt House by 5pm. 
(After the Mint Julip tour find your way by foot from the Galt House to:

Evan Willaims Bourbon Experience 
Jim Beam Uban Still House
Rabbit Hole Distillery 
Angels Envy
Mitchner’s and 
all within the Downtown Bourbon District. 

Follow the map on Google here. 

See for tour availability, timing and pricing. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Must be 21 with valid ID to consume alcohol.

We plan your day from start to finish – transporting you to three different Kentucky distilleries and grabbing lunch at a local restaurant. Your Mint Julep guide will lead the way sharing tons of bourbon knowledge not covered on distillery tours and filling in the blanks between each stop. He or she will take care of all the details – from timing to admissions and more. You just sit back and enjoy your fully-guided day exploring Kentucky!


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