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Thursday, June 14th, 2012
You may think we’re all about bourbon at Mint Julep Tours, but don’t be fooled, we have quite a soft spot for a different kind of brew too, craft beer. Lucky for us (and for you!), craft beer is growing in popularity here in Louisville, and for good reason, as we’ve got a lot of great microbreweries and specialty beer stores around town, like Against the Grain and The Louisville Beer Store, just to name a few.
So, why all the beer talk?…Brewfest, that’s why! Mark your calendar for next Friday, June 22nd and join us for this awesome event at Louisville Slugger Field from 4pm-10pm. Brewfest kicks off the Louisville Independent Business Alliance’s “Independents Week” which promotes the patronage of locally-owned businesses and the grassroots movement to “keep Louisville weird”. There will live music, a silent auction, merchandise & food and of course plenty to sample, plus admission is FREE.
It’ll be a great time to learn more about the ever popular craft beer scene, our fun city, and everything Mint Julep Tours can offer to help you celebrate both. So come out and join us at the Louisville Brewfest! To learn more, check out: http://keeplouisvilleweird.com/brewfest/
Friday, December 9th, 2011
If you haven’t been following Mint Julep Tours on Facebook, now is the time to start! To get in the holiday spirit, we’ve been posting special weekly promotions on our Facebook page.
Last week, we promoted a special discount on group tours. This week, we’re offering a great deal on our Urban Burbon Trail tour. Get your discount now, and use it by April to take advantage of this amazing offer. We’ll continue posting offers every week through the holiday season, so check each week.
Now is the time to get one of these deals–or just a MJT gift certificate–as a great present for a friend, family member, co-worker, or that someone special. If you’re in the Louisville area, you should be sure to stop by our Galt House location to check out some of the items we have in stock. You may find the perfect stocking stuffer, or discover the perfect gift for someone on your Christmas list.
Don’t forget, this season also serves as a reminder that the Derby is just a few months away! We’ll be sharing more soon about our upcoming Derby specials and events.
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
The weather has been rainy the past few days, but it’s only a matter of time before the snow starts to fall. Winter is on its way, and so are the holiday season events that we look forward to each year.
As you put together your holiday shopping, may we suggest a Mint Julep Tours gift certificate? It’s the perfect fit, never goes bad, and can bring lots of cheer and excitement to friends and family. You can use them any time of the year on one of our tours of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distilleries, a Horse Country Tour, or even one of our Historic Louisville Tours. And we’re always adding new tours and events that a gift certificate would be perfect for.
You can grab a gift certificate at our downtown location, or by contacting us online. Order now and we’ll be sure to have it to you in time for your holiday gift-giving.
Saturday, November 5th, 2011
It’s Breeders’ Cup weekend, and the horses have already begun racing. We’re expecting great competition over the next two days, and are hopeful that the weather is going to cooperate on Saturday for the main events.
Having the Breeders’ Cup once again at Churchill Downs is a great source of pride for the Kentucky horse racing industry, and we at Mint Julep Tours are reminded of how uncommon our Commonwealth is.
We’ve built our reputation on serving and sharing many of the jewels of the Bluegrass State. Whether we’re taking someone on one of our tours of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distilleries–where we highlight the bourbon-making process–taking a group of new friends on a Horse Trail Tour, sharing the sites and sounds of various Louisville attractions, or scaring up a few ghosts on our Moonshine Madness tour, we take a lot of pride in helping showcase the state.
The holidays are approaching quickly as well, and now would be a great time to plan that special tour for you and your spouse, or group outing. We’re constantly adding tour dates to our event calendar, so be sure to check it out and let us know if there’s a trip you’d like to be a part of.
Friday, October 14th, 2011
If you are on Facebook (and who isn’t these days?) then we want to invite you to follow Mint Julep Tours! We love using our Facebook page to share in the fun and excitement of all things Louisville, all things Bluegrass, and all things Bourbon! When you follow us, you’ll be the first to hear about our latest events, and be able to provide us with feedback on ways we can serve you better.
Just this week, we’ve posted updates on several upcoming events, such as our Moonshine and Madness tour, corporate outings for the Breeders’ Cup in November, and invited you to join us for the Caufield’s Novelty Halloween Parade.
We’ve also been using Facebook to brag about our team. Recently, two of our team members were nominated for Rose Awards by the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. It’s quite an honor, and we’re proud of our team members! Of course, if you’ve ever been on one of our Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Tours, a Horse Farm Tour, or one of our Louisville City Tours, you know how friendly and helpful MJT staff is. If you haven’t taken a tour, we invite you to do so soon. The Fall weather has started to creep in, the trees are changing, and there’s no better time to take in the sights, sounds, and “sips” of this great Commonwealth.
Friday, August 26th, 2011
Have you noticed the weather starting to turn? What was a treacherously hot and humid summer has begun its transition into the cooler, calmer days of autumn. When that happens, you know it’s an ideal time to enjoy an excursion into the rich history of fall events, festivals, and other attractions of Kentucky.
Horse Farm Tours are a great way to enjoy the changing seasons, as you will tour one of the famous horse farms found in the rolling hills of central Kentucky. We’ll be visiting our favorite spots this fall, and you will certainly want to take in the sights of the changing leaves along the way. It’s a great way to enjoy the weather, learn more about the rich history of horse farming in the commonwealth, and take a few photographs along the way.
We, of course, continue to offer our Bourbon Trail Tours, and invite you to join in one of these day-long journeys with us. We’ll hop on one of our buses and head to a couple of world-famous distilleries. You’ll learn about the process of creating whiskey bourbon, enjoy a meal, and of course, a tasting of one of these grand drinks. Don’t worry. We’re driving.
If you want to keep up with all going on with MJT, we encourage you to join us over on Facebook. We post often, and love to hear your feedback about your MJT experience, and new adventures you’d like to see us offer in the future.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Increasingly, a few names familiar to those of us in the Commonwealth are becoming household names across the globe. Names like: Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, and Wild Turkey. They aren’t horse names, but the names of distilleries you’ll discover on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour. Distilleries heaped in history that you can enjoy on one of our Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Tours.
Whether you choose our South or East tour, when you experience one of our Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Tours, you’re in for a delight. You’ll discover the process that goes into making the nation’s only native spirit, and see a working distillery. Best of all, each of our tours of Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distilleries includes a tasting!
We are so proud of Kentucky’s bourbon heritage, and the world-class distilleries that call Kentucky their home. We love sharing with you the history, the process, and the little-known facts that make this a unique experience.
We’re also proud to roll out a new Bourbon Bachelor Party Giveaway! Watch for details in our next blog, coming in th next couple days!
Want to learn more about our Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Tours, or ready to schedule your trip down the trail? Just visit our tour page.
Friday, June 10th, 2011
We’re super-excited to share a new program we’ve been working on….our Roll out the Barrel program. This specialty tour is a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll be able to appreciate for years to come. Here’s how it works:
You’ll start your day at a bourbon “hot spot” in Louisville, where you’ll enjoy a wonderful brunch. Then, you’ll travel through Bourbon country and arrive at one of the famed bourbon aging warehouses. Once there, you’ll meet the master distiller, who will have a treat for you that has literally been years in the making.
The master distiller will have several barrels of bourbon–aged from nine to eleven years–that he has hand selected for you. You’ll have the opportunity to sample each of the selections and make your choice to be used as your own private label.
This is a treat that you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re interested in Rolling out the Barrel on your own private label, be sure to check out our PDF on the program by clicking here.
Friday, May 6th, 2011
Happy Derby Week, everyone! Things are really hopping around the city as we wrap up the celebration of the 137th Kentucky Derby. It’s been a great few weeks, with all the fanfare and fun that can be expected from the best in Louisville entertainment. Despite the rain, plenty of Derby fun has taken place, culminating in tomorrow’s big event.
Today is Friday, which means we’re celebrating “Louisville’s day at the Downs,” and the running of the Kentucky Oaks. This day before the Derby has become the day for local lovers of the celebration and the horses to come out to Churchill Downs to party and bet on their favorite fillies. Tomorrow will be the actual Derby, and a worldwide audience will have its eyes focused on this city and the Louisville entertainment scene.
Parties are a big part of the Derby celebration, and when it comes to Louisville entertainment during Derby week, there are a few parties that have become legendary for their celebrity draw. The Barnstable Brown party in particular has been known as the place to be to see A-list celebrities.
But don’t think this is the only week to enjoy a party in this city. Louisville entertainment is perfect for your own party–including bachelor and bachelorette parties. In fact, Mint Julep Tours has created an unforgettable experience for you and your wedding party should you choose to select one of our tours. Of course, we’ll be offering more Horse Farm Tours and Bourbon Trail Tours now that the weather is warming up. Be sure to check out our Events page for more on upcoming tours.
Friday, April 8th, 2011
This Saturday marks the official kick-off of the Derby Festival with Thunder Over Louisville! Hundreds of thousands of people will gather long the Ohio River, in both Louisville and Southern Indiana, to watch one of the world’s largest airshows and fireworks presentations.
If you’re looking for someone to guide you through the Derby events and Louisville attractions, you’ve come to the right spot. Not only is this the right spot, this is one of the best times to discover things to do in Louisville. Over the next two weeks, Louisville is going to shine with events, parties, contests, shows, and all things “Derby” — culminating in the running of the Kentucky Derby.
The Derby Festival is two weeks of events, competition, parties, and fun. There is (as mentioned) Thunder Over Louisville, the nation’s largest fireworks presentation, the Pegasus Parade, the Great Steamboat Race, and of course, the “fastest two minutes in sports.”
Whether you’re planning a trip to Louisville for the Derby, or just wanting to see the sights and sounds that make this city so special, we’ve put together some great tours to help introduce you to all the things to do in Louisville.