Bourbon Country & Urban Bourbon Trail








Contributed By Nancy
 - Bourbon Country & Urban Bourbon Trail
The Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville

Louisville is the perfect destination to start and end your Bourbon Country adventure. After all, Louisville is the home of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger and Muhammad Ali. It’s a city with unique, world-class museums and more art galleries than coffee shops. It’s a city where one-of-a-kind is practically commonplace. Nowhere else in America will you find eight of the best stocked and most celebrated whiskey bars in the world along Louisville’s one and only Urban Bourbon Trail. Walk, take a horse-drawn carriage, or take a cab because there’s something new and exciting each night along the Urban Bourbon Trail.

Urban Bourbon Trail Bars:
The Bar at Blue
Bourbons Bistro
The Brown Hotel Bar
Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge
Park Place on Main
Proof on Main
The Old Seelbach Bar
Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar at The Galt House

Distilleries of Bourbon Country:

JIM BEAM
The world’s largest Bourbon distiller. The seventh generation of the Beam family just may be waiting to shake your hand and give you a big hello. Stroll the grounds, visit the historic T. Jeremiah Beam home, and enjoy a sample or two of the distillery’s hand-crafted Small Batch Bourbons.

BUFFALO TRACE
Legendary explorers, pioneers and settlers followed ancient paths of buffalo that led America westward to new lands and adventures. Buffalo Trace is located at a point on the Kentucky River that intersected the trail known as The Great Buffalo Trace. The rolling green hills are the perfect backdrop for a warehouse tour, or seeing how this Bourbon is made, and just plain enjoying a taste.

FOUR ROSES
The Spanish Mission style architecture of the distillery building is your first hint of the unique and mellow experience to come. Starting at the Welcome Center, visitors are treated to detailed tours, giving you a taste of the history of Kentucky Bourbon. Hear the history of Four Roses itself, dating back to the 1860s, and of course, how Four Roses uniquely distills 10 distinct Bourbon recipes to create some of the world’s most popular Bourbons – some of which are not sold in America, or outside of Kentucky. It is an experience that allows visitors to see, smell, feel and taste the distillation process.

HEAVEN HILL
America’s largest independent family-owned distillery. Among the rickhouses where the world’s second largest supply ages, you can explore interactive exhibits on the birth of Bourbon, the roles of whiskey-making pioneers Evan Williams and the Rev. Elijah Craig, and the process by which the distillery makes its Bourbons. The experience continues with a tour through one of the working rickhouses, ending with a Bourbon tasting in a unique barrel-shaped tasting room, where you can create you own personalized bottle to buy and take home.

MAKER’S MARK
History awaits you in this storybook setting outside the charming town of Loretto. This is the nation’s oldest working distillery on its original site and has been named a National Historic Landmark. Step back in time as you stroll through the buildings and grounds on a guided tour and discover how this world-renowned Bourbon is made by hand every step of the way. At the end, you can purchase and hand-dip your own bottle of Maker’s in its signature warm red wax to take with you.

WILD TURKEY
Bourbon has been distilled here for generations. Sitting on the crest of a hill overlooking the Kentucky River, the Wild Turkey Distillery makes a statement in simplicity, as simple and unadorned as the traditional methods used inside. The legendary Jimmy Russell still watches over this time-honored process that allows you to follow along from grain delivery to bottling – even watch as new Bourbon is poured into hand-crafted oak barrels and sent to age in timber warehouses.

WOODFORD RESERVE
Located in the heart of Kentucky’s scenic Bluegrass Region and surrounded by thoroughbred horse farms you’ll find, the Woodford Reserve Distillery. Now a National Historic Landmark it is on a site originally chosen by Elijah Pepper as a perfect place to distill Bourbon back in 1812. A guided tour is kept purposely intimate to allow you the opportunity to speak with guides and gain a close-up look at the distillation process - from copper pot stills to the only surviving stone aging warehouses in America. The visitors center provides a panoramic view of the entire 78-acre site and celebrates the living history of Kentucky Bourbon.

Visit the Louisville Visitors Center at 4th and Jefferson in downtown Louisville for Bourbon Country Merchandise & to pick up your Urban Bourbon Trail Passport. Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

1-888-Louisville







Accommodations in Kentucky | View More...

Inn at Woodhaven a Romantic Bed and Breakfast i
From USD $
85
per Night

Inn at Woodhaven a Romantic Bed and Breakfast i
Louisville, Kentucky Bed & Breakfasts - Elegant and comfortable accommodations in a historic Louisville Kentucky Inn. Romantic suites with spa tubs, steam showers and fireplaces. Fine linens, complimentary coffee, tea and snacks and full gourmet breakfast served in room or the dining room....

Pinecrest Cottage and Gardens

Pinecrest Cottage and Gardens
Louisville, Kentucky Bed & Breakfasts - Pinecrest Cottage is a 1400 sq.ft. retreat located on 6.5 acres, heavily treed and lush with a dozen well-tended perennial beds.Features include a king-size bedroom, full kitchen, living room with fireplace, AC,TV/VCR, swimming pool and tennis court....

A Statement in Casual Elegance
From USD $
125
per Night

A Statement in Casual Elegance
Louisville, Kentucky Bed & Breakfasts - Located in the "Old Louisville Historic District" the inn features a total of 18 rooms and 11 fireplaces in the architecture of the original 1884 construction with 7 guest rooms decorated with period antiques and furnishings. Full breakfast....


Activities, Adventures & Tours in Louisville | View More...

Balloon Odyssey
From USD $
195
per Person

Balloon Odyssey
Louisville, Kentucky Ballooning - Experience the incredible exhilaration of a hot air balloon ride! At Balloon Odyssey, we fly with the finest pilots available. We have been flying passenger rides in Louisville since 1974. A balloon ride is a wonderful gift for that special someone....

Unique Lodging Hidden Cave Ranch Bed and Breakfast
From USD $
109
per Night

Unique Lodging Hidden Cave Ranch Bed and Breakfast
Burkesville, Kentucky Dude Ranch - At the Hidden Cave Ranch we have 5 beautiful decorated Guest rooms to choose from. All our beds, tables and nightstands are "homemade" from cedar logs cut in our own woods. You can meet our Curly Horses, a unique hypoallergenic horse breed....

Lost River Cave
From USD $
16
per Person

Lost River Cave
Cave Country, Kentucky Cave Exploration - The tour is a two part tour, the first 15 minutes or so you will be with your guide as you walk along the river approaching the cave entrance and historic nightclub. Then you will board the boat tour for the remainder of the time. About 45min total....


Vacation Ideas in Kentucky | View More...
Malcolm Creek Resort
From USD $
120
per Night

Malcolm Creek Resort
Cave Country, Kentucky Hotels & Resorts - Resort and Marina located on Kentucky Lake...

Captain Kirk's Guide Service
From USD $
200
per Trip

Captain Kirk's Guide Service
River Region, Kentucky Fishing Trips - Captain Kirk Weber is the owner and principle guide for Captain Kirk's Guide Service on beautiful Kentuck Lake. Come experience some of the best fishing in the midwest with one of the hardest working fishing guides on KY Lake!...

Kentucky Lake Log Home
From USD $
215
per Night

Kentucky Lake Log Home
Aurora, Kentucky Vacation Rentals - Your home-away-from-home. Log cabin tucked away on 3 wooded acres in quiet area. 3 BR/3 Bath - Sleeps 11. Two family rooms and covered patio w/grill for outdoor enjoyment. Gradual, lighted cement pathway to dock with electricity. Spring/Winter rates...

Embassy Suites Hotel Cincinnati-Rivercenter/Coving

Embassy Suites Hotel Cincinnati-Rivercenter/Coving
Covington, Kentucky Hotels & Resorts - The Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter is the perfect Cincinnati hotel for your travel needs. Newly renovated, our Cincinnati, Ohio hotel offers you stunning views of the Ohio River and all-suite accommodations one mile from downtown Cincinnati....

Browse 644 Other Listings in Kentucky





Advertise Your Accommodation or Travel Services


Create A ListingGreat Vacations & Exciting Destinations Listing
Add a full-page listing promoting your accommodations, tours or travel services to customers on our network of travel sites. Your listing page can have up to 26 images, unlimited text, interactive map, availability calendar, ecards, photo-gallery and more.
Rates From US $17 Per Month    » View Details

Search Vacation Ideas
Current Search






Disclaimer: Information provided through RealAdventures website, newsletters, emails or other services has been provided directly by the companies and/or individuals owning or offering the products/services. RealAdventures does not guarantee or warranty the accuracy of the information contained herein. It is the sole responsibility of the user to ensure the accuracy and clarity of any posted material and to determine the suitability of any service for their particular needs or requirements. Likewise, it is the responsibility of advertisers to determine the suitability and credit worthiness of potential customers prior to any transaction.


Listing # RA-1156222