A visit to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is on the bucket-list of whisky aficionado all across the globe, due to the area’s density of high-quality bourbon distilleries. Popular for travelers looking to enjoy some of Kentucky’s famed export, the areas surrounding these distilleries are rife with incredible restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, museums, and more!
Our hotel near the Kentucky Bourbon Trail brings you closer to all the action of this incredible tour. Check out our top tips to keep in mind during your next visit to any of the 14 distilleries that make up the trail.
Start your day off at the Frazier Kentucky History Museum where you can learn more about the area’s history in bourbon production, and what separates bourbon from whisky and scotch. Here you can grab your souvenir passport, where you’ll collect stamps from each distillery you visit! Once you get a stamp from each of the 14 distilleries, mail in your passport to receive a free Kentucky Bourbon Trail t-shirt.
When planning your visit to the trail, make sure to select a few distilleries in close proximity to each other so you can make the most of your visit!
If you’re looking for a more structured experience, take advantage of one of the many KBT tours available! Central KY Tours brings guests to a number of distilleries along the trail, in addition to a number of notable Central Kentucky landmarks. Additional tours include the Copper Still Tours and Mint Julep Experiences.
For guests looking to enjoy the trail at their own pace, take advantage of LouLift- an electric bus that brings visitors to all the major distilleries along the trail.