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Experience our Award-Winning Kentucky Bourbon Tours

Experience a one-of-a-kind Bourbon tour and tasting adventure with Bourbon Excursions. Led by Kentucky locals, our guided Bourbon tours begin in Louisville, Kentucky, before taking you into the heart of Bourbon country. There, you’ll taste some of the finest Bourbon in the world at the distilleries where it is made. Our award-winning custom Bourbon tours are crafted with a passion for both Kentucky’s native spirit and our beautiful Bluegrass state. Join us on Trip Advisor's #1 ranked Kentucky Bourbon tour today!
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Veteran-Owned Business

As a veteran-owned small business, Bourbon Excursions is proud to support active duty, retired, and military veterans. We are honored to be your first choice for your next military reunion or group outing and even offer special discounts for all service members. Contact us to learn more. 

Bourbon Your Way

Whether you’re planning a grand tour of the finest Bourbon distilleries in Kentucky or it’s your first time visiting, our guided Bourbon tours will quench your taste for both Bourbon and adventure! Custom-build your own Kentucky Bourbon tour experience or choose from our pre-packaged options.  

Custom Tours

Explore Bourbon country your way! Build a custom tour of all your must-sees, or go beyond Bourbon with an excursion to a horse farm, cooperage, and more. Just tell us where you want to go, and we’ll handle the details. 
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Pre-Packaged Tours

If this is your first foray into Kentucky’s Bourbon country, we’ve put together some outstanding guided Bourbon tours that will take you to our most popular destinations. Choose from multiple Bourbon tour packages to discover a taste of Kentucky’s finest.
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Public Tours

Join Bourbon Excursions as we navigate the East Bourbon Tour to visit some of our favorite distilleries, including the biggest of them all—Buffalo Trace. We’ll even stop at a local bottle shop to discover some hidden gems. This tour is perfect for first-timers and those who don’t mind a pre-arranged itinerary.
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VIP Tours

Looking for a premium Bourbon experience? With Bourbon Excursions’s VIP Tours, you can get behind-the-scenes access, cigars and cocktails at an exclusive downtown club, dinner reservations with evening transportation, and more. Together, we'll build an exclusive Bourbon tour for you and your guests.
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Plan Your Route

Your customized tour will include private transportation, a fun and knowledgeable local guide, and admission to tours and tastings at legendary Bourbon distilleries throughout Kentucky’s Bluegrass region. You tell us where you want to go, we’ll handle the rest!
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We’ll take you into the rolling hills of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, where you’ll explore the history and craftsmanship of Bourbon at our world-famous distilleries. But, Bourbon’s not the only thing this area is known for—you’ll also get the chance to experience one of Kentucky’s other favorite pastimes, horse racing, at one of our many Thoroughbred farms.
Frazier Museum Bourbon Exhibit
Louisville, KY
Frazier Museum Bourbon Exhibit
Frazier Museum Bourbon Exhibit
Louisville, KY
The Frazier History Museum offers a variety of Kentucky Bourbon tastings, tours, exhibitions, and products to fill your itinerary when exploring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. We offer Bourbon adventures 7 days a week.
Copper & Kings Brandy Distillery
Louisville, KY
Copper & Kings Brandy Distillery
Copper & Kings Brandy Distillery
Louisville, KY
It’s the ultimate backstage pass. Get an inside look at how the definitive American brandy comes to life with our daily distillery tours. You’ll see our beautiful, hand-hammered copper pot stills, jam out in our maturation cellar, and top it all off with a featured tasting complete with rare and limited-release spirits.
Ky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs
Louisville, KY
Ky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs
Ky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs
Louisville, KY
Experience the legacy of the Kentucky Derby, the longest continuously-running sporting event in the country dating back to the first Derby in 1875. Kentucky Derby Museum is located next to Churchill Downs® Racetrack in one of Louisville's historic neighborhoods just 10 minutes from downtown Louisville.
Equus Run Vineyards
Midway, KY
Equus Run Vineyards
Equus Run Vineyards
Midway, KY
Equus Run Vineyards was born out of family, friendships, and our local community in transforming a tobacco and cattle farm into a tourism destination. Our winery produces wines of varietal character from Kentucky's famous limestone soils.
Talon Winery
Lexington, KY
Talon Winery
Talon Winery
Lexington, KY
Relax in the beauty of a working winery & vineyard at Talon Winery. You'll enjoy majestic views of Lexington's finest vineyards and horse farms while tasting a variety of handcrafted wines, from rich and bold reds to sweet, fruited varieties.
Kentucky Cooperage (barrel makers)
Lebanon, KY
Kentucky Cooperage (barrel makers)
Kentucky Cooperage (barrel makers)
Lebanon, KY
Wonder where all those barrels come from? See them assembled and charred right before your eyes. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Coolmore at Ashford Stud
Versailles, KY
Coolmore at Ashford Stud
Coolmore at Ashford Stud
Versailles, KY
Coolmore America is happy to welcome horse racing fans and enthusiasts to the farm. Ashford Stud, owned by John Magnier and located in the heart of Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass, is Coolmore’s home in America. Ashford boasts a stallion roster led by record-breaking young sire Uncle Mo and Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify.
Jonabelle Farm
Lexington, KY
Godolphin at Jonabelle Farm
Jonabelle Farm
Lexington, KY
Jonabell Farm, with 800 acres of rolling pastures, is the centre of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s thoroughbred operation in North America. Jonabell has produced more than 200 Stakes winners and 14 Champions, including leading sire Damascus and the Bells' homebred Breeders’ Cup winner Epitome.
Stonestreet Farms
Lexington, KY
Stonestreet Farms
Stonestreet Farms
Lexington, KY
The guiding focus of Stonestreet is to breed and develop quality Thoroughbreds with strength, stamina and class. Our broodmare band produces an average of 80 foals a year. Guests will enjoy a guided walking tour of our beautiful property and have the opportunity to see mares and foals up close and personal.
Bardstown Bourbon Co
Bardstown, KY
Bardstown Bourbon Co
Bardstown Bourbon Co
Bardstown, KY
A Napa Valley-style experience on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, featuring a state-of-the-art bourbon distillery, as well as culinary and beverage expertise to create a modern, authentic bourbon experience.
Limestone Branch Distillery
Lebanon, KY
Limestone Branch Distillery
Limestone Branch Distillery
Lebanon, KY
It all began when a man named Jacob Beam sold his first barrels of corn whiskey. At Limestone Branch Distillery, co-founders Stephen and Paul Beam continue their family legacy as distillers of Kentucky’s finest craft spirits.
Lux Row Distillers
Bardstown, KY
Lux Row Distillers
Lux Row Distillers
Bardstown, KY
The newest destination on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, producing Blood Oath, Rebel, Daviess County and more. With five distinct brands under one roof, our tours offer a one-of-a-kind perspective on the whiskey-making process.
Willett Distillery
Bardstown, KY
Willett Distillery
Willett Distillery
Bardstown, KY
Makers of Kentucky Bourbon and Kentucky Rye Whiskey. Your tour will focus on Willett's family history and the whiskey-making process. With our unique approach to Bourbon tours, samples of our Willett whiskies will be tasted throughout the experience.
Four Roses Distillery
Lawrenceburg, KY
Four Roses Distillery
Four Roses Distillery
Lawrenceburg, KY
Visit our historic Spanish mission-style distillery to discover what makes Four Roses truly unique. You'll enjoy a walking tour of our distillery & grounds, explore the distillation process and conclude your experience with a guided flight tasting of our award-winning Bourbons.
Heaven Hill Distillery
Bardstown, KY
Heaven Hill Distillery
Heaven Hill Distillery
Bardstown, KY
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. is an American, private family-owned and operated distillery founded in 1935 and headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky. There's something for every Bourbon fan at our all-new Bourbon experience, where you'll discover our heritage, taste our traditions, and raise a glass to the fine art of American Whiskey.
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Loretto, KY
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Loretto, KY
Maker’s Mark is a small-batch bourbon whiskey produced in Loretto, Kentucky, by Beam Suntory. Bottled at 90 U.S. proof and sold in distinctively squarish bottles sealed with red wax, you'll get to learn about our history and unique approach to making Bourbon. Of course, you’ll finish with a guided tasting.
Stitzel-Weller
Louisville, KY
Stitzel-Weller
Stitzel-Weller
Louisville, KY
Learn about the past, present, and future of bourbon at the historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Drenched in the rich history of Bourbon’s past, you'll walk in the footsteps of bourbon legends as you step into an active barrel house, cooper shop, and micro still-house.
Ten20 Brewery
Louisville, KY
Ten20 Brewery
Ten20 Brewery
Louisville, KY
We love beer, really good beer...bringing people together for good. Our patrons, craft beer enthusiasts, come together through a common interest to enjoy exceptional TEN20 beer, food, and good times.
RD One Distillery Tasting Room
Louisville, KY
RD One Distillery Tasting Room
RD One Distillery Tasting Room
Louisville, KY
In 1865, the Ashland Distillery was established, the first to obtain a federally registered distillery license, and was assigned RD#1. Located on Manchester Street at the city limits of Lexington, KY, today, the remains of the original distillery can be found at what is now the entrance to Lexington’s Distillery District.
Lexington Brewery & Distillery
Lexington, KY
Lexington Brewery & Distillery
Lexington Brewery & Distillery
Lexington, KY
The only brewery AND distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Our award-winning beers and spirits are steeped in the history, charm, and excitement of Kentucky—where legends live fast and free.
Jim Beam Distillery
Clermont, KY
Jim Beam Distillery
Jim Beam Distillery
Clermont, KY
Jim Beam is a brand of bourbon whiskey produced in Clermont, Kentucky, by Beam Suntory, a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Osaka, Japan. It is one of the best-selling brands of bourbon in the world.
Bluegrass Distillery
Lexington, KY
Bluegrass Distillery
Bluegrass Distillery
Lexington, KY
Home of the first and only Kentucky Blue Corn Bourbon. Your visit will include an in-depth look at grain mashing, fermentation, distilling, and aging—all of which gives you insight into how we make our award-winning Bourbon.
Bulleit Distillery
Shelbyville, KY
Bulleit Distillery
Bulleit Distillery
Shelbyville, KY
In 1987, Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr. fulfilled a lifelong dream of reviving an old family bourbon recipe by starting the Bulleit Distilling Company. Our tour experience will take you through the grounds to learn about modern distillation, sustainability, and our mission of forging ahead into the future of whiskey making.
Jeptha Creed Distillery
Shelbyville, KY
Jeptha Creed Distillery
Jeptha Creed Distillery
Shelbyville, KY
Jeptha Creed Distillery uses old fashioned methods to meet today’s demanding modern tastes. We use only the finest ingredients, locally grown and sourced (when possible) to ensure our products meet the highest expectations for quality and flavor.
Castle & Key Distillery
Frankfort, KY
Castle & Key Distillery
Castle & Key Distillery
Frankfort, KY
Castle & Key began restoring the historic Old Taylor Distillery in 2014 and after four years of hard work, was overjoyed to open the distillery to visitors in September of 2018. You'll explore our historic grounds to learn how we set the standard of excellence in spirits and hospitality.
Wild Turkey Distillery
Lawrenceburg, KY
Wild Turkey Distillery
Wild Turkey Distillery
Lawrenceburg, KY
Wild Turkey is different for good reason, and it all comes down to premium ingredients, select barrels, and a lot of patience. We believe there’s only one way to truly get to know bourbon—go straight to the source to see its home for yourself. Our tour pulls back the curtain to discover the complex process perfected by our Master Distillers.
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Versailles, KY
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Versailles, KY
One of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest distilleries, the present day Woodford Reserve Distillery is built on history, sitting on Kentucky’s oldest distilling site where Elijah Pepper began crafting whiskey in 1812.
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Frankfort, KY
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Frankfort, KY
Over 200 years of fine bourbon craftsmanship make Buffalo Trace the World’s Most Decorated Distillery. During your tour, you'll walk amidst the path of rolling bourbon barrels and be captivated by the alluring smell and atmosphere of bourbon sleeping inside the aging warehouses.
Whiskey Thief Distillery
Lexington, KY
Whiskey Thief Distillery
Whiskey Thief Distillery
Lexington, KY
Whiskey Thief Distillery at Three Boys Farm is situated on our 122-acre farm in rural Franklin County Kentucky. We are distilling single barrel Bourbon and Whiskey of distinct quality. Family owned and operated, our distillery began operations making single barrel bourbons and high quality whiskeys in 2013.
James Pepper Distillery
Lexington, KY
James Pepper Distillery
James Pepper Distillery
Lexington, KY
After a multi-year construction effort, the historic James E. Pepper Distillery—which after fifty years of neglect had fallen into a terrible state of disrepair—was completely rebuilt and restored. In December 2017, the distillery once again began distilling whiskey using the same historic recipe as when it shut down in 1967.
Barrel House Distillery
Lexington, KY
Barrel House Distillery
Barrel House Distillery
Lexington, KY
Located in the barreling house of the old Pepper Distillery in historic Lexington, Kentucky, we strive to continue the tradition of the old Kentucky Distillers by producing fine spirits made with traditional methods.
Falls City Brewery
Louisville, KY
Falls City Brewery
Falls City Brewery
Louisville, KY
It all begins with a purpose. The Louisville beer scene in 1905: local breweries in Louisville, KY were being bought up by large beer conglomerates. Enter Falls City. To this day, we proudly hold space as a premier Louisville brewery.
Against The Grain Brewery
Louisville, KY
Against The Grain Brewery
Against The Grain Brewery
Louisville, KY
Fed up and dissatisfied with the brewing status quo in Louisville, the founders of Against The Grain banded together to do what they love—brew good beer. They opened the doors to Louisville’s first brewer-owned and operated brewery in 2011: Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse.
Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery
Louisville, KY
Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery
Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery
Louisville, KY
Located at 801 West Main Street in the heart of downtown Louisville, Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery is across the street from the Louisville Slugger Museum. Join us for a guided tour and tasting to learn about our “Cost Be Damned” approach to producing the highest quality American whiskeys.
Rabbit Hole Distillery
Louisville, KY
Rabbit Hole Distillery
Rabbit Hole Distillery
Louisville, KY
Rabbit Hole Distillery is a Kentucky-based bourbon and whiskey distiller inspired by modern approaches to whiskey making. Our state-of-the-art distillery, nestled in Nulu, Louisville’s hub of art, food, and culture, invites you to come and witness our full whiskey-making process.
Barrels & Billets at Slugger Museum
Louisville, KY
Barrels & Billets at Slugger Museum
Barrels & Billets at Slugger Museum
Louisville, KY
Drink in the city's best and brightest bourbon, right here on the corner of 8th and Main Street — a beautifully lit space that keeps Louisvillians and travelers alike coming back for more!
Old Forester
Louisville, KY
Old Forester
Old Forester
Louisville, KY
A truly rare and distinctive occasion took place in Louisville, Kentucky in 1870. When George Garvin Brown sealed Bourbon in a bottle for the very first time, he did so knowing it would guarantee quality and consistency for Bourbon lovers everywhere.
Angel’s Envy
Louisville, KY
Angel’s Envy
Angel’s Envy
Louisville, KY
Rooted in 200 years of bourbon heritage, we create hand-finished spirits that aren’t afraid to improve on the classic tradition. Your tour will take you into the heart of our distilling operation, where you’ll experience our bourbon distillation process first-hand, from start to finish.
Evan Williams
Louisville, KY
Evan Williams
Evan Williams
Louisville, KY
The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is proud to be the first distillery on Whiskey Row. Get a taste of Bourbon's rich history with a tour and tasting that takes you back in time to meet Kentucky's first licensed distiller, Evan Williams, as well as recreations of other famous landmarks.
Kentucky Peerless Distilling
Louisville, KY
Kentucky Peerless Distilling
Kentucky Peerless Distilling
Louisville, KY
The Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company began in Henderson, Kentucky in the early 1880s. In 1889, under the leadership of the entrepreneur and our ancestor, Henry Kraver, Peerless Whiskey production began to flourish.
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Bourbon Excursions

We're proud to be a veteran-owned small business located right in the heart of Bourbon country itself—the Bluegrass state. For over ten years, we've offered expert guided Bourbon tours and tastings to thousands of people from across the globe. Our passion for personalizing every tour has made us a trusted favorite for those seeking a truly custom Bourbon tour experience.
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