Your party of four will experience the KY Bourbon Trail in style, including your very own Personal Barrel Selection to enjoy for years to come! Check in to your luxury hotel accommodations in historic Louisville and explore the town with lunches and dinners at iconic local restaurants including Doc Crow’s, Barn 8, Repeal, The Stave, Matt Winn Steakhouse and more.
Your Bourbon Trail experience begins with a guided tour at Brown-Forman’s legendary Coopers’ Craft, dating back to 1945. Raise your glass in a tribute to the decades of hard work and craftsmanship their coopers have put forth within these walls to create the best bourbons possible.
Visit the Old Forester Distillery with a guided tour and tasting hosted by Brown-Forman’s Homeplace Trade Manager, Tyler Mirt. Old Forester has been on the market for over 150 years, first bottled and marketed in 1870 by the former pharmaceutical salesman turned bourbon-merchant George Garvin Brown, the founder of the Brown-Forman Corporation, whose descendants still manage the company today.
Tour Kentucky’s oldest and smallest distillery, Woodford Reserve, a National Historic Landmark. This is a rare opportunity to see the entire Kentucky Bourbon making process, from mashing to bottling, following the same steps and procedures that were practiced by their ancestors over 150 years ago.
While at Woodford Reserve, you’ll visit the famed Pepper Room, hosted by VP Master Distiller Whiskey Innovation Chris Morris, with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make your own personal Private Barrel Selection. The perfectly balanced taste of their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit & floral notes. Taste and craft your own two barrel batch, to be bottled with personalized labels, with 180 bottles to enjoy for years to come. It’s Craft Bourbon, and you’re one of its craftsmen!
Experience race day at Churchill Downs, with VIP viewing access from the Turf Club, an intimate, members-only lounge and dining room, directly overlooking the racetrack’s finish line. Interact with world-class chefs as they prepare their unique culinary creations and enjoy signature cocktails—the Mint Julep and the Oaks Lily—that celebrate the traditions of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks. Cheers your Kentucky Bourbon Trail experience and savor the memories of this trip of a lifetime!
To be scheduled on mutually agreeable dates in November 2023, with 6-month lead time requested to schedule trip and selection process. Louisville hotel stay is Monday-Thursday nights. Bourbon Trail experiences to be hosted on Tuesday & Wednesday. Churchill Downs race options are November 2, 9, or 16, 2023.