Experience the ultimate scenic road trip in Kentucky, while sampling Bourbon from all over the region!

What if you could combine two of the most wonderful experiences that beautiful Kentucky has to offer – driving through miles of scenic bluegrass landscapes in a motorcoach rental, and delicious, historic Kentucky Bourbon? The good news is that you can easily do so by contacting Luxury In Travel (LiTRV) where you can hire a luxury motorcoach with a private driver to take you on the most memorable Kentucky Bourbon tours you’ve ever experienced. Keep reading to learn about the top 15 distilleries in Kentucky!

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail includes a vast wealth of historic distilleries across several locations including Whiskey Row in Louisville, Lexington, and Bardstown, as well as many other sites across the state. That means there is quite a bit of traveling involved if you want to explore the Kentucky Bourbon trail properly.

Happily, traveling around the state will provide you with the opportunity to see some of the most stunning bluegrass landscapes in all of America.

You won’t even have to worry about designating a driver for your Bourbons tours, as many luxury motorcoach rentals include a driver, as well as all the modern and high-end facilities you could ever want! Bedrooms, snack kitchens, and living rooms all come as standard, leaving you with nothing to do except sit back and enjoy one or more of the best-rated Kentucky bourbon tours, which you will find detailed below.

Louisville Trail

One of the most popular locations to tour in Kentucky is Louisville. Indeed, there are many well-established distilleries in this location, the best of which you can read about below.

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co in Louisville, Ky

Located in downtown Louisville, the Kentucky Peerless Distilling provides a true grain-to-bottle experience. Tastings are included with every visit, and their old-timey packaging will look just as good on your shelf as it will on your table, if you like what you have sampled and decide to take some home.

Evan Williams in Louisville, Ky

Proud to be known as the very first distillery in Louisville’s Whiskey Row, a visit to Evan Williams is well worth your time. You can expect their tours to last from 45 mins to 1 hour and they include not only a guided tasting to help you get the most out of your experience, but also a historical tour of the distillery, as well as the chance to view an artisanal still.

Angel’s Envy in Louisville, Ky

Angel’s Envy is another location that is a must for all Bourbon lovers. Indeed, it’s not only the chic industrial setting that they offer but the 200 years of experience they have in the sector, as well as a penchant for perfectionism that separates their Bourbon process from all others. Look out for their unique finishing process that involves port, and rum casks!

Stitzel-Weller / Bulleit in Shively, Ky

In addition to offering private tours for groups of over 10 or more, Stitzel-Weller / Bulleit have a selection of guided explorations on offer, such as Orphan barrel tasting and tours of the original stillhouse. Their tasting trays complete with scorecards to fill in is great fun too.

Old Forester in Louisville, Ky

Finally, when exploring whiskey row in Louisville don’t forget to visit the Old Forester distillery. There you will find guided tours covering the distillery’s history, and afterward, you can visit George’s Bar for cocktails, tastings, and bourbon flights. Listen out for the whiskey drummer on Main Street too, as they signal the rolling of the barrels onto the truck to be aged.

East Trail

The Louisville Trail isn’t the only location you will want to tour during your road trip vacation either, as there are some legendary distilleries located on the East Trail in Kentucky as well:

James Pepper Distillery in Lexington, Ky

The first of these is known as the James Pepper Distillery in Lexington where you will find two types of tours on offer. Expect plenty of Bourbon history, a visit to their onsite museum, and a tour of working distilleries as well. Tastings and complimentary glass at the end of your tour are also provided.

Barrel House Distillery in Lexington, Ky

Also in Lexington, you will find the Barrel House Distillery, where tours last 60 minutes and cost a tiny $7 per person. Be warned though, tours only run from Wednesday to Sunday and there are only 10 spaces per tour available, so be sure to book your place in advance.

Three Boys Distillery in Graefenburg, Ky

Once you are done in Lexington, moving on to Graefenburg is the best idea because that is where Three Boys Distillery is located. Cigar Friendly, Three Boys is a must for any Bourbon connoisseur that enjoys a smoke while the sip, and Oh boy, howdy, is there plenty of drinks to choose from including Bourbon, Rye, and even apple and pecan pie flavors.

Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky

After Graefenburg, most tours move on to Frankfort to sample the wares of the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Set on a massive site surrounded by gorgeous botanical gardens Buffalo Trace is the ideal location for sipping Bourbon while enjoying the natural scenery. Expect complimentary tastings and a whole host of tours that provide something for everyone.

Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Ky

Finally, when exploring the East trail, a visit to Versailles, Ky is always a good idea. There you will find the Woodford Reserve Distillery, famed for its artisanal bourbon batches. Be sure to pick one of their tour options which include either a reserved listing or a high proof experience. The latter idea for the committed Bourbon fan!

South Trail, Ky

On the South Trail, you can expect to tour some of the biggest names in Bourbon including Jim Beam Distillery, which is in Clermont, Ky. Tours and tastings abound Jim beam also offer something little different by allowing guests to participate in the production process and bottled up their very own blend.

Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Ky

Then there is the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Ky with its iconic bottles sealed with red wax. In addition to a tour of their striking black and red building, they offer meals at their popular Star Hill Provisions restaurant.

Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Ky

On to Bardstown now, where you will find Heaven Hill Distillery. Tastings are a joy to behold here as they have their very own dedicated rooms with high back chairs, open beams, and atmospheric lighting.

Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Ky

Also in Bardstown, you will find the Barton 1792 Distillery where you can choose from a complimentary tasting session or a historical tour of the distillery with a complimentary tasting session at the end.

Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Ky

It’s worth staying in Bardstown for the financial stop of your tour too, as that means you can visit the Willett Distillery. Opt for their distillery and production tout to get the best of both worlds and receive a tasting glass as a souvenir of your experience.

Visit Kentucky in a Luxury Motorcoach While Sampling The Finest Bourbon!

There are few places in the world where you can experience a scenic road trip through rolling hills, lush forests and picturesque river valleys while sampling an indulgent selection of Bourbon. Kentucky is one such place. The state has been producing this iconic whiskey since before it was even officially recognized as a proper US territory with its own government. 

Visitors to the region should try to take advantage of their time here by touring distilleries all over the Bluegrass State in a luxury motorcoach rental from LiTRV. This will allow you to see more than just Louisville or Lexington alone – there are at least 30 different distilleries that have operated within Kentucky’s borders for decades. 

You can’t go wrong with LiTRV’s luxurious motorcoach rental service! Contact us today if you’re looking for a new way to experience all these amazing sites while remaining comfortable and stress-free during your time away from work or family obligations. With private drivers available 24 hours per day, our team can help create unforgettable memories during your next group outing in beautiful Kentucky!

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