Mint Julep Month : Official Travel Source

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April 1-30, 2024

The Mint Julep is a fine Southern tradition dating back to the 18th Century, as well as the official drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1939. Since 2013, April has been designated as "Mint Julep Month®" celebrating the famous Bourbon cocktail along with the arrival of Spring in Kentucky. Enjoy Mint Julep and Kentucky Derby-inspired festivities all month long as we lead up to the first Saturday in May and “the most exciting two minutes in sports."

Louisville Distillery Exclusive Mint Juleps

Distillery bars are one of the best ways to sample your favorite Bourbon brands in hand-crafted, specialty cocktails, on-site where the spirits are created. During April, the distilleries below will be offering their unique take on the classic Mint Julep and you'll receive a special gift when you order one - a Love & Victory Mint Julep lapel pin. (While supplies last).

Angel's Envy Distillery

Sip on a Ramble On at Angel's Envy this Mint Julep Month. It's their take on a Bramble cocktail that was influenced by a Kentucky-style Mint Julep and inspired by Led Zeppelin's 1969 hit, Ramble On.

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Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

At ON3 Bar, inside the first distillery to return to Whiskey Row since Prohibition, Evan Williams will feature a traditional Mint Julep along with a Mint Julep with a Lavender Twist.

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Stitzel-Weller Distillery

Enjoy a traditional Mint Julep at the Garden & Gun Club located at the historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery, which opened on Derby Day in 1935.

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Copper & Kings

Sip on a Mint Julep while enjoying the city skyline from the rooftop bar and restaurant atop Copper & Kings Distillery in the heart of Butchertown.

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Buzzard's Roost Whiskey

Step inside and roost for a little while. Enjoy one of the several Mint Julep cocktail specials on the menu at the bar throughout the month.

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Old Forester Distilling Co.

Celebrate Mint Julep Month at the historic Old Forester Distillery, home of the Official Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby! This year, sip on the classic or try one of three new riffs that will be featured all month long at George’s Bar.

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All Mint All Month

How to Make a Mint Julep

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Shop, Wear, and Decorate with Mint Juleps

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Take a Julep Journey Around Louisville

Get some fresh air (and maybe a little Bourbon) on this walkable journey for juleps.

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Mint Juleps on the Urban Bourbon Trail

Redeem your completed Urban Bourbon Trail passport during the month of April at the Louisville Visitor Center and you'll be rewarded with a bonus prize - a souvenir Louisville Mint Julep cup!

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Mint Julep Month Events


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