Archive for the ‘Bourbon Trail Tours’ Category
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Ready or not, the Kentucky Derby is coming at us full steam ahead and today marks the 100 day countdown to the races!
For many people, attending the Kentucky Derby is a Bucket List goal. But other than seeing “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, a visit to Louisville would not be complete without exploring our premier bourbon distilleries and thoroughbred horse farms. The best way to experience the region during the first week of May is get on board a Mint Julep Tour!
Travel through rolling hills of Bluegrass countryside to visit world renowned stallion farms and historic distilleries to learn about Kentucky’s proud bourbon heritage and rich racing traditions. Mint Julep Tours has three wonderful full day tour options available everyday of Derby week, (except Saturday) to experience horse country, the bourbon distilleries, or a combination of both. Derby is the busiest time of year in Louisville and we will be in a sold out situation, so it’s never too soon to make reservations.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO REVIEW OUR TOUR OPTIONS AND SEE DESCRIPTIONS, TIMING & PRICING.
Contact us today to book your seats for the time of your life!
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Mint Julep Tours has partnered with Men’s Health to offer the “Exclusive Master’s Tour”, as featured in their holiday gift guide.
This once-in-a lifetime weekend getaway to the “bourbon belt” in Kentucky includes four distillery tours, a three night discounted stay in a five star hotel and first class transportation (plus lunch and special gifts). But the real bonus is an exclusive tour and tasting with Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell!
This extravaganza includes accommodations at 21C Museum Hotel, A 90-room boutique hotel is nestled in historic downtown Louisville, and is a contemporary art museum, award-winning restaurant and cultural civic center. It has been voted the “Best Hotel in the South” in 2012. The two full day bourbon distillery tours will visit Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace and features a rare and personal tour with Wild Turkey’s legendary master distiller Jimmy Russell. The tour follows the production process from grain delivery to bottling, and you’ll even get to see bourbon being poured into hand crafted oak barrels, ending with a tasting with the master himself. A dream come true for any whiskey enthusiast!
This experience is available on two weekends: April 11-14 or May 9-12. Fly in Thursday and depart Sunday. The price is $1,595 based on double occupancy; Air fare is not included. Space is limited, so call Mint Julep Tours 502-583-1433 or email email@example.com. To learn more, see the full tour sheet by clicking HERE.
Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Sometimes I just want to get out and do something. I want to feel my adrenaline rushing, my heart pumping and my nerves buzzing. I need to feel that rush of pure excitement and when I get this itch; I know I need an adventure.
Being the adventure seeker/bourbon lover that I am, I was ecstatic to hear of Mint Julep Tours’ the new option; Zip, Sip, and Dip Adventure. This is an outing you can’t get anywhere else and is sure to leave you with lasting memories! Start your day exploring Louisville’s Mega Cavern, a 17 mile cavern underneath the city that offers the world’s only underground zip lining, featuring 5 zips and 3 challenge bridges.
Once you’ve satisfied your hunger for adventure, unwind with an enjoyable trip through the beautiful Kentucky countryside. With bourbon on the brain, your mouth will be watering! Before you know it, you’ll be sipping on Kentucky’s favorite secret sauce at Maker’s Mark distillery and learning what it takes to make this fine spirit and how its’ heritage forever shaped Kentucky’s history.
Then finally, on to the dipping! With the uncharacteristic heat lately you’re probably hoping the “dip” part of the tour means you’re finishing up by jumping into a pool…but if you can believe it, it gets better. After the distillery tour and bourbon tasting, you can purchase your very own bottle of Maker’s Mark and seal it by dipping into a vat of their signature red wax. It’ll be a day of fun and adventure, so come join us!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT: http://mintjuleptours.com/Tour-DU-Jour.html
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
This past Thursday, the third annual Bourbon & Bowties™: A Taste of Corbett’s, proved to be a huge success! This honorable charity event for Kosair Children’s Hospital was a beautiful collaboration of businesses within our community, featuring chefs from fifteen top Louisville restaurants, great music, and an impressive live and silent auction benefitting Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Once again, we partnered with Four Roses to donate a “Roll out the Barrel Tour”. Mint Julep Tours will be hosting VIP transportation and tour guide entertainment while traveling to Four Roses aging warehouse for an expert guided tasting of the unfiltered spirit, straight from the barrel. With the help of Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge, a select barrel will be chosen of special reserve bourbon to be bottled with customized labels.
We are very proud to have been a part of this event, and even more excited that our involvement with this donation raised $7,000 in honor of 4 year old, Maxwell Johnson who has hemoglobin SC, a mild form of sickle cell anemia. To learn more about this wonderful event and its charitable cause visit; http://www.kosairchildrens.com/bourbonbowties. If you’re interested in organizing your own “Roll Out the Barrel” tour with Mint Julep Tours you can gather more information from our online brochure: http://mintjuleptours.com/custdocs/roll%20out%20the%20barrel%20-%20general.pdf
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Father’s Day is going to be different this year! Every year I get my dad the same thing, a nice shirt and a patterned tie. Sure those things are practical and I know he’ll use them, but it’s hard to watch him open his gift and feign enthusiasm, which leads immediately to me thinking to myself how I wish I had given him something else. You know what I’m talking about, you’ve been there. I like to call it “giver’s remorse”. Well this year, forget the humdrum tie, I’m treating my dad to a Bourbon Trail Adventure with Mint Julep Tours. (And you can too!)
Mint Julep Tours is offering a Buy One, Get One Free Father’s Day Special Bourbon Trail Adventure! (June 15th, 16th and 17th) Sign up for an unforgettable ride with your dad to travel the Kentucky Bourbon Trail™. One of our knowledgeable tour guides will host the day and entertain the group with whiskey history, fun facts and Kentucky trivia. You’ll visit two renowned bourbon distilleries for a tour and tasting (my favorite part!) at each and enjoy a stop for lunch at a local eatery along the way.
Dads going to love this (and I am too!) plus we’ll get to spend quality time together and make lasting memories. Take my advice and make this Father’s Day one to remember with Mint Julep Tour’s Bourbon Trail Adventure. You can learn more about the special offer by clicking: http://mintjuleptours.com/custdocs/fathers%20day%20deal%202012.pdf
Friday, September 16th, 2011
If you haven’t heard, Louisville has been adjusting this week to life with only two bridges. With the Sherman Minton bridge currently under inspection, access to the city from Southern Indiana has been limited to two bridges. Despite a tongue-in-cheek movement called “Shermageddon,” things have improved drastically, and the city hasn’t shut down.
Weekend traffic will be even more improved, and as Fall weather comes to town, there are a lot of great Louisville Attractions to take advantage of. Churchill Downs. Louisville Slugger Museum. Fourth Street Live. These are certainly a few that you probably think of. But, when you stop to consider the variety of opportunities and attractions available to visit in this town, it’s easy to see why it has recently been dubbed “Possibility City.”
There are so many Louisville attractions to consider, and we offer a special historic tour to introduce you to some of them. We’ll take you by the Portland Canal and the Falls of the Ohio; travel back to the Victorian age of the city with a visit of the historic homes found in Old Louisville, and learn about the history of Fourth Street before it was “Live!”
Looking for even more entertainment? You might want to check out the more eccentric side of Louisville. Bardstown Road in the Highlands neighborhood will introduce you to the “Keep Louisville Weird,” mentality of this city. There’s Lynn’s Paradise Café, an eclectic little restaurant that has been featured on The Food Network, and home of the famous “ugly lamp contest.” And, you’ll want to check out some of the quaint (and even odd) shops that encompass the Highlands as well.
If you are a coffee enthusiast, one Louisville attraction you might want to make a stop by is Heine Brothers Coffee. With several locations, you’re bound to find one. Then, be sure to grab a slice of pie or a scoop of hand-made ice cream at one of the nine Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen locations around town.
The hometown of such famous bands such as “My Morning Jacket,” Louisville is also known for its music. If you’re into such things, and are looking for the quintessential Louisville landmark for music, you would absolutely love stopping by ear x-tacy, ranked by Paste Magazine as one of the top 17 record stores in the U.S. You’ll find a wide variety of music, a great local and independent artist selection, and can pick up a few classic vinyl LPs while you’re there.
Of course, this town is known for the “Derby,” and for two weeks every spring, this city becomes the “Mecca” of horseracing and fun. The Kentucky Derby Festival is really the showcase of Louisville attractions. Kicking off with Thunder Over Louisville, and culminating in “the fastest two minutes in sports,” the Run for the Roses, this festival brings out celebrities, royalty, and an immense amount of local food, fare, and pride.
Derby is still a few months away, but there is plenty to see related to this Louisville gem. Churchill Downs and The Kentucky Derby Museum are just a couple of stops you may want to consider to learn the history.
If you’d like to schedule a tour, click on our contact form, sign up for our newsletter, or look at our Events Calendar to get more information.
Friday, July 29th, 2011
We’ve got something new and exciting to share with you, our Bourbon Bachelor Party Giveaway! This is a new contest we’re featuring on our Facebook page. Here are the details! Or, click here to download the flyer.
Attention bachelor party planners! Mint Julep Tours is set to give away a 12-person bachelor party that includes a tour of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distilleries.
We recently celebrated our 100th bachelor party outing that included a tour of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distilleries and toasted with a glass of authentic aged bourbon. To celebrate, we’re giving away a once-in-a-lifetime experience designed for fun, friendship and toasting the soon-to-be-groom on Kentucky’s famous Bourbon Trail. The selected winner, along with up to 12 of his friends, will have a day they’ll always remember originating in Louisville: The Gateway to Bourbon Country. The Bourbon Bachelor Party Giveaway prize package includes a ride in the famous Bourbon Bus with Mint Julep Tours for an ultimate bourbon experience, including the distillery of the groom’s favorite Kentucky Bourbon. The evening will continue on Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail as the group checks out some of Louisville’s bourbon hot spots.
To win is simple, just “Like” the Mint Julep Tours Facebook fan page, comment “#Bourbon:” with the soon-to-be-groom’s favorite bourbon and his reason for loving it. Must be 21 or older to enter this contest. Airfare and accommodations are not included. All entries must be submitted for consideration by August 15, 2011. The winner will be announced September 1, 2011. One entry per person.
Says Mint Julep Tours Chief Entertainment Officer, Lisa Higgins “Over the past four years I don’t think there is a particular group that has lived up to our motto more: ‘the purpose of fun is to have some.’ We love these guys and the spirit they bring with them to enjoy each other while spending the day on the bourbon trail. We have even hosted three different bachelors from the same group of friends. That should speak to how much fun they are having along the trail.”
Friday, April 1st, 2011
We’ve put together a series of Kentucky-focused fun tours for the upcoming Derby season. This is a time of year that the world’s eyes begin to focus on Kentucky in anticipation of the Run for the Roses on the first Saturday in May. For us at Mint Julep Tours, our focus turns to entertaining visitors through tours that highlight some of the sights, sounds, and tastes that can only be found here. This year, we’re offering three special Derby week tours that capture all of the greatness of our commonwealth.
Horse Country Tours
A visit to the Bluegrass state would not be complete without getting up close to past and future Derby stars and studs. Take in the tradition of Kentucky’s horse racing industry with a walking tour of the grounds at Keeneland Racetrack and travel with us to a world-renowned thorougbred farm for a tour. Enjoy lunch at a local eatery in-between the destinations.
Best of Kentucky Tour
Enjoy the best of what Kentucky is known for–horses and bourbon. The day will include a tour of a premier thoroughbred farm as well as a visit to an historic bourbon distillery for a tour and tasting with a stop for lunch along the way.
Bourbon Trail Tour
Join us on a journey on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Travel through Bluegrass countryside as you tour two premier distilleries, including a tasting at each. Enjoy a stop for lunch at a local eatery in-between stops.
For more information and pricing on these tours, check out our downloadable flyer. Then contact us and schedule your tour before they fill up!
Friday, March 25th, 2011
We work all the time to provide a quality, memorable, and fun experience for folks who have come to enjoy one of our Bourbon Trail Tours. It’s our goal to make sure you enjoy all that the Bluegrass has to offer, and the thanks we get from you is the greatest reward we could ever ask for!
Still, it is nice for us to find out that we’re being recognized by the industry that we promote as well. And that happened to us recently. Malt Advocate is the leading authority on they entire whisky industry–from Scotch to Bourbon. And we were recognized in their annual Whisky Awards edition! They also wrote quite extensively on the Bourbon industry, and what they call “The New Napa” — America’s Whiskey Country.
We’re so honored that the magazine chose to highlight our work at MJT, and we just had to share it with you! If you’d like to read the article, click here to download a PDF copy.
Friday, January 14th, 2011
Last week, we talked about one of the most highly-anticipated Spring events in the Commonwealth–the Kentucky Derby. But, we know that for many of you, this isn’t the only big event you’re anticipating.
Spring in Kentucky is perfect for “tying the knot.” Wedding season is fast-approaching and we are offering a few upcoming promotions that would be perfect for you and your significant other, or your bridal party.
There are a couple of bridal shows coming up in the weeks ahead, and MJT will be offering special Bourbon Country promotional items–including a gift basket, door prizes, and fun tips for brides-to-be. We even offer something special for the mother of the bride! If you’d like to see when one of these events is happening, check our event calendar.
Of course, we also help out with transportation and entertainment needs for you bridal party. If you have a bachelor or bachelorette party planned, we can offer you special transportation to keep your party entertained and safe.
Of course, before Spring arrives, the romance will already be in full bloom. Valentine’s Day will be here in just a month, and whether you’re engaged, or just looking for a special evening to celebrate your love, MJT has put together a special event. We’ve called it our “Sweet & Spirited” tour.
Travel from Louisville on a beautiful journey to Four Roses to hear the love story that the distillery was named from and then to Lover’s Leap Winery to toast to your past, present & future. This Valentine’s package includes a complimentary rose for your sweetheart, bourbon, wine and tasting.
The tour takes place February 12. If you’d like to read more about the event, see the details here.