Kentucky Bourbon Trail
SAVOR THE BOURBON EXPERIENCE IN LOUISVILLE
Immerse yourself into the rich history of Kentucky Bourbon at our hotel near the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The rich history goes back 200 years, from the beginning of bourbon's start.
This adventure through bourbon country has been thoughtfully planned by the Kentucky Bourbon Trail team. For the bourbon lover, we recommend planning at least three days exploring Kentucky's distilleries. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail has something for everyone – big-city nightlife, and quaint country towns.
Book our Bourbon Experience Package and enjoy overnight accommodations, two 1.5 oz pours of local bourbon per person, transportation to downtown bourbon distillery experiences and free buffet breakfast for two daily.
Book online, or call 866-716-8134 and mention promo code LQP.
THE GATEWAY OF THE KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL
Begin your bourbon adventure in Louisville, the gateway of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Start your day at Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience, located in the Stitzel-Weller facility. This interactive experience takes you through the story of Bulleit’s iconic brand. Continue your day a short distance away and tour the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, conveniently located on Whiskey Row.
Make a midday pit stop at Art Eatables and indulge in small-batch bourbon treats. Complete your Louisville bourbon adventure at Bourbons Bistro, Louisville’s famous bourbon bar. Taste over 130 bourbons, including an exclusive barrel selection program, unique to the bistro.
Enjoy the comforts of the Sheraton Signature Bed after a day of tasting at Sheraton Louisville Riverside. Our hotel is conveniently located near the best bourbon spots in the city.
- Bulleit Experience
- Evan Williams Experience
- Four Roses Distillery
- Heaven Hill Distilleries
- Jim Beam Distillery
- Maker’s Mark Distillery
- Town Branch Distillery
- Wild Turkey Distillery
- Woodford Reserve Distillery
How To Get Here
Just a short
- Heaven Hill Distilleries: 44 miles from hotel
- Wild Turkey Distillery:56 miles from hotel
- Four Roses Distillery: 58 miles from hotel
- Maker’s Mark Distillery: 60 miles from hotel
- Woodford Reserve Distillery: 60 miles from hotel
- Town Branch Distillery: 78 miles from hotel
Tours: Book a seat and explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail with ease on a number of tour buses that run daily. We also suggest the Mint Julep Tour!
Limousine: Make it an affair with friends or family as you ride throughout bourbon country, all while enjoying a drink in hand.
Bike: Enjoy the Kentucky fresh air as you ride one of our many approved routes that stretch throughout the length of the trail.
With a lot of excitement around bourbon, the Kentucky Distillers' Association started the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® in 1999. The tour was created to offer visitors a look into the art and science of crafting bourbon, as well as education on the proud history surrounding the bourbon culture in Kentucky.
Kentucky farmers in the 1700s founded the process of converting corn and other grains to whiskey was easily transportable, prevented the excess grain from simply rotting, and gave them some welcome diversion from the rough life of the frontier.
Kentuckians have since continued the tradition of making fine bourbon, unchanged from the original process from years past.
Whiskey was originally being shipped in oak barrels down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans. This long travel process aged the spirit and gave it a unique and distinct new flavor, unlike whiskey.
In 1964, Congress recognized bourbon as “America’s Official Native Spirit".