Explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Calling all Bourbon Lovers: Taste your way through Kentucky’s famous Bourbon Trail. Book a tour; take a limo or bike – no matter your mode of transportation, tasteful times await in bourbon country. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Kentucky Bourbon, going back 200 years, from the beginning of bourbon's start.
1. Start in Louisville
Bourbon enthusiasts are invited to taste their way through the home of bourbon. Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail starts in Louisville, famously known as the gateway of the trail. Start your excursion in Louisville at Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience, located in the Stitzel-Weller facility. An interactive experience takes you through the story of Bulleit’s iconic brand plus, samples of spirits to follow. Continue your day a short distance away and tour the famous Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, conveniently located on Whiskey Row. Evan William brings to life distilling, just as it was done in 1783.
2. Grab Bourbon Treats & Drinks
After bourbon tastings and history, take a break and indulge in a midday treat at locally owned Art Eatables, specializing 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. While in the Derby City, stay at Sheraton Louisville, located near the best bourbon spots in the city. After a day of tasting, keep the excitement going with our Bourbon Experience Package. Enjoy overnight accommodations for two, two 1.5 ounce pours of local bourbon per person, transportation to downtown bourbon distillery experiences and complimentary buffet breakfast for two daily. Components inclusive with package only.
3. Explore the Heart of Kentucky
As your bourbon quest continues, travel south to Lebanon, the heart of Kentucky, and visit the famous Maker’s Mark. Enjoy a tour by a local Maker’s Mark and take in the beautiful Kentucky scenery. Continue on your scenic road trip to Bardstown, the official bourbon capital of the world and the home of the Bourbon Heritage Center. While visiting, enjoy a rich history lesson on bourbon and Heaven Hill. Make your next stop in Sheperdsville, the home of Jim Beam American Stillhouse. Book a tour and enjoy seven generations of bourbon in the making, with special events that run year-round. If time permits, Four Roses’ Warehouse and Bottling is just a short drive away.
4. Travel to Lexington
To complete your bourbon quest, travel to Lexington for a visit to numerous distilleries including Four Roses Distillery, Wild Turkey Distillery, Woodford Reserve Distillery and Town Branch Distillery. When your journey is complete, enjoy the comforts of our Starwood Hotels of Lexington.