Kentucky Bourbon Trails in and around Louisville
There's Nothing Like Original Kentucky Bourbon
Bourbon Whiskey, called America’s Native Spirit, has its roots in Kentucky where maltsters have been crafting batches large and small since the 18th century and whether you are a master of malts or just starting out, you’ve come to the right place.
Louisville is the capital of Kentucky Bourbon Country and here you’ll find bourbon distilleries and bourbon bars ranging from the historic to the hip, from household brand names to the smallest of small batch handcrafted Kentucky Bourbon.
Your visit to Louisville simply will not be complete without a few samplings of our signature beverage. Luckily, there are more than a few ways to whet your whistle with authentic Kentucky Bourbon. For starters, check out our own Bourbon Country & Urban Bourbon Trail tour itinerary.
Louisville Urban Bourbon Trail
Louisville has been home to Bourbon distillers since the city’s founding in 1780 and today you’ll find your taste for Bourbon on Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail that visits 14 restaurants and bars in downtown Louisville. Pick up your Urban Bourbon Trail passport at the Louisville Visitors Center located at Fourth and Jefferson Streets in downtown Louisville.
Kentucky Bourbon Trail
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a regional tour of six world-renowned Bourbon distilleries including Four Roses Bourbon, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey Bourbon, and Woodford Reserve.
Kentucky Bourbon Festival
Held each September in nearby Bardstown, Kentucky, Kentucky Bourbon Festival welcomes visitors to the Bourbon World Capital for six days of history, heritage, culture, cuisine, and of course a celebration of all things Bourbon. From tastings and tours to demonstrations and auctions, Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown is less than a one hour drive from downtown Louisville and well worth the trip!