With all the bourbon distilleries near Louisville, it is no surprise that there are a variety of Louisville Distillery Tours available. You can choose from tours such as the Jim Beam distillery tour, a Maker’s Mark distillery tour, and the Bourbon Trail tours. Downtown Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row features guided tours, educational tastings, and live entertainment among other excitement. Here are just a few of our favorite Louisville Distillery Tours that you should consider during your stay with Schenck Mansion!
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Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
Evan Williams has a rich history in the state, staking its claim as Kentucky’s first commercial distiller. This choice option of Louisville Distillery Tours will provide you with an immersion of history and tradition. Evan Williams is also the first official stop in Louisville on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Admission is $12 and will include an hour historical tour, viewing of the artisanal still, and a guided tasting. The tasting will feature a selection of products from Evan Williams’ award-winning American Whiskey & Bourbon portfolio.
Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour
Travel a little outside of Louisville to reach Maker’s Mark’s extensive factory and grounds. Massive dark brown buildings rise beyond the distillery, housing aging bourbon after taking it throughout its journey from start to finish. The tour and tasting includes a chance to dip your very own bottle as well as taste a variety of rich, full flavors. This tour will just cost you $9 and will include a true firsthand experience.
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
You will experience Kentucky spirits from grain to bottle at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. The family’s first bourbon went into barrel back in 1889, and since then, the craft has been revived with the help of the state-of-the-art distillery. Fine ingredients and a lot of patience build the best bourbon and moonshine. Under one roof, the grains are milled, cooked, fermented, double-distilled, and barreled. Tours take place every hour from 10:30 until 2:30 from Wednesday through Saturday and will cost you $12.
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience
The Stitzel-Weller Distillery is a true cathedral of the American whiskey industry. It was opened on Derby Day in 1935 and reopened to the public in 2014. This stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail will include a classic tour and tasting and will only cost you $10. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience tours are available from 10am until 3pm from Wednesday through Saturday and at 1pm on Sundays.
Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse Tour
Your favorite brand of bourbon might just be Jim Beam, the world’s No. 1-selling bourbon! This Louisville Distillery Tour includes an intimate look at how your favorite bourbon is crafted. Guided tours will take you through the whole process, starting with the natural limestone water well and all the way into mashing, distilling, barreling, aging, and bottling. You’ll treasure this iconic expereience for years to come!
Copper & Kings American Brandy Company
You will find some tried and true American style brandy at Copper & Kings during your visit to Louisville. This pure copper pot stilled brandy is matured in bourbon barrels, and the signature house style is a little feisty with a smooth finish, what the company dubs as an analogy to America. At Copper & Kings, you will have an absolutely breathtaking view of the Louisville skyline during your rooftop tasting. You can also experience the monarch butterfly sanctuary as you sip your brandy. A distillery tour with tasting is $12.
After Your Louisville Distillery Tours
After experiencing these Louisville Distillery Tours, come back to Schenck Mansion for a retreat in Vevay, Indiana. You will enjoy a peaceful getaway at our historic bed and breakfast, as well as charming and luxurious accommodations. For more to see and do near Schenck Mansion, download our free vacation guide!