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Good guided distillery tour?

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Good guided distillery tour?


Wife and I are spending the weekend in Louisville next weekend and are wanting to see one of the big distillerys (hear Maker's Mark is good). We are staying downtown at the Brown Hotel and are looking to do a tour on Saturday afternoon. I don't want to be drinking Bourbon and driving...does anyone recommend a good tour company, or should I just get a cab to take me to the distillery?

thanks in advance

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1. Re: Good guided distillery tour?

Mint Julip Tours gets great reviews.

check out Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.

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2. Re: Good guided distillery tour?

Maker's Mark is very good....:-) Makers Mark is in Loretto, KY, so The Evan Williams tour would be your best bet for Louisville. It is the 1st stop on the Bourbon Trail. Evan Williams is an excellent bourbon also.

Check out: http://kybourbontrail.com/ for more information on the Bourbon Trail and distilleries in KY.

I have not been on the Evan Williams Tour, but have done the Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour and it was a really nice tour. That's located in Frankfort, KY.

A really good and affordable bourbon is "Very Old Barton" and they have a free tour at their distillery in Bardstown, Ky., which is a really lovely older town. Pick up a bottle of VOB before you leave Ky, as it can be very difficult to find once your out of state.

Have a great time and enjoy our Bourbon!

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There is a customized short bus called Tha Bus Shizzle and I believe the website is www.busshizzle.com.

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4. Re: Good guided distillery tour?

I'd forget the above poster, odd how his business is also his screen name...anyway, when we did the tours, the samples were quite small. It should be very easy to just enjoy the tours, the samples and make purchases for later. Maker's Mark is unique, and highly recommended.We did that one several years ago.

We also enjoyed Buffalo Trace and Woodford Reserve last year. Many of the distilleries are spread out so it can be challenging to arrange a schedule for more than two in a day. We just drove ourselves, stayed at the DoubleTree in Lexington.

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