World Whiskey Day: Louisville Whiskey Tour

World whiskey day is the third Saturday in May each year and we couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate than Louisville, KY. If you’re looking to explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, we’ve compiled a list of the 6 top places to visit within an hour of our Louisville suites. Some have temporarily paused tours, but their tasting rooms are open.

Photo Courtesy of Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Facebook Page

Evan Williams

Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm

Closed Monday-Wednesday

Located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row” within a mile of all 15 Frontdesk suites, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience features educational tastings, guided tours, and more! Their experiences vary from a traditional tour and tasting, the ideal bartender experience, or the speakeasy tasting experience. They even offer private virtual tasting experiences. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience brings Kentucky’s history and tradition to life!

Photo Courtesy of Rabbit Hole Distillery Facebook Page

Rabbit Hole

Tuesday-Thursday 12pm-7pm

Friday-Saturday 11am-8pm

Sunday 1pm-7pm

Nestled in the heart of NuLu, Rabbit Hole takes a modern approach to the art of whiskey making. Their whiskey’s consist of Cavehill, Heigold, Dareringer, Boxergrail, Mizunara, and Boxergrail. Tours of the distillery will resume June 22, 2021 by reservation only. During the 1 hour tour, you can witness the full whiskey-making process and a 4 spirit tasting is included.

Photo Courtesy of Angel’s Envy Distillery Facebook Page

Angel’s Envy

Monday-Wednesday 10am-6pm

Thursday-Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 1pm-7pm

Angel’s Envy is a hand-crafted, small-batch whiskey rooted in 200 years of bourbon heritage. They make Port Finish, Rum Finish, Cask Strength, Sherry Cask 2019, and Tawny Cask 2020 whiskeys. Plan your visit by reserving a 30-minute Finishing Roundtable experience to learn about the distilling process and history that makes Angel’s Envy whiskey so unique. During this time, guests have the opportunity to experience an expert-led tasting in their beautiful finishing room. End your visit with a stop in the gift shop to purchase apparel, gifts, or a bottle to take home.

*Tours are currently unavailable

Photo Courtesy of Four Roses Bourbon Facebook Page

Four Roses

Wednesday-Saturday 9am-4pm

Sunday 12pm-4pm

Located in Lawrenceburg, Four Roses Distillery handcrafts 10 distinct bourbon recipes. They also have a Warehouse & Bottling Facility in Cox’s Creek. Four Roses dates back to 1884 and is now an award winning bourbon. Both the distillery and warehouse offer a 30 minute Taste of History experience which includes a guided flight tasting and history experience. After picking up a bottle of bourbon at the distillery, head to their website for several delicious cocktail recipes!

*Production tours are currently unavailable

Photo Courtesy of Buffalo Trace Distillery Facebook Page

Buffalo Trace

Monday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm

Sunday 11:30am- 4:30pm

Buffalo Trace has been dedicated to crafting bourbon for over 200 years. The distillery offers complimentary tours and tastings; however, a reservation is required. They offer several tours to walk you through the history and science behind Buffalo Trace including the Trace Tour, the Expansion Tour, the Bourbon Barrel Tour, the Taste of the Trace Tour.

Fun fact: Buffalo Trace is the oldest continuously operating distillery in America. During Prohibition the distillery was even permitted to remain operational, to make whiskey for “medicinal purposes”.

Photo Courtesy of Barton 1792 Distillery Facebook Page

Barton 1792

Monday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm

Closed Sunday

Barton 1792 is the oldest fully operating distillery in Bardstown. All tours are free and conclude with a complimentary tasting. Tour and tasting reservations are required. The Small Batch 1792 is their signature bourbon; however, they also craft limited edition expressions including Sweet Wheat, Aged Twelve Years, High Rye, Single Barrel, Full Proof, Bottled in Bond, and Port Finish.

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