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Breakfast - PLEASE & THANK YOU* - Start your day with a locally baked pastry in the NULU district. This hip coffee/music shop combo is known for its chocolate chip cookies and wide selection of vinyl records… and is a favorite place of Teddy Abrams—the young, hip Music Director/Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra.
RABBIT HOLE DISTILLERY - Distilling is baked in Louisville’s culture. Rabbit Hole is at the city’s creative heart, the NULU district, the nexus of old and new, where artists and entrepreneurs pursue their vision without budgeting for regret. From grain to bottle, inside Rabbit Hole, you’ll witness the creation of modern spirits.
COPPER & KINGS AMERICAN BRANDY - Based in Butchertown, Copper & Kings is making dynamic American style brandy. Tour this modern distillery, where guests will learn about the brandy distilling process. Visitors will also tour the 75% underground, naturally climate-controlled brandy cellar where the barrels are sonically aged through music.
ANGEL’S ENVY DISTILLERY – Opened in 2016 along historic Whiskey Row, Angel’s Envy offers visitors a fully operational urban distillery experience unlike any other. See the distillation process from beginning to end, with the tour ending in the Finishing Room with a tasting of Angel’s Envy.
Lunch - CORNER RESTAURANT & BAR AT ALOFT* - An official stop on the Urban Bourbon Trail-With more than 70 Bourbons behind the bar, Corner Restaurant & Bar offers a full menu of options for lunch in a modern & fun atmosphere. Be sure to try their Double Corner Burger smothered in a Bourbon glaze.
OLD FORESTER DISTILLERY - Old Forester harkens back to the heritage and authenticity of America’s First Bottled Bourbon in a state-of-the-art facility that celebrates Old Forester’s origins, and the role of bourbon in Louisville’s history.
JIM BEAM URBAN DISTILLERY - In the heart of Fourth Street Live, the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse gives visitors an understanding about Bourbon without leaving the city limits.
EVAN WILLIAMS BOURBON EXPERIENCE - Located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row” featuring an artisanal distillery, tours, tastings and more. Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first distiller, this immersive experience brings to life the history and tradition of Kentucky’s native spirit.
FRAZIER HISTORY MUSEUM - In partnership with the Kentucky Distiller’s Association, the Frazier Museum is home to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center & Spirit of Kentucky exhibit. Located on the first floor of the museum, the Welcome Center is the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Spirit of Kentucky, located on the third floor, provides an educational primer on the history of the Kentucky Bourbon industry showcasing Bourbon in a much broader light, spotlighting this product as the icon that it is, and sharing the people, places & events that have made Bourbon the Spirit of Kentucky.
KENTUCKY PEERLESS DISTILLERY - An old family brand that is four generations rich in history was resurrected after 98 years offering behind the scenes tours for an up-close look at how they craft the finest spirits, from grain to bottle – all under one roof. The urban distillery and vast family history are sure to make this experience one you won't forget.
JEPTHA CREED DISTILLERY - Owned and operated by a dynamic mother-and-daughter team, Jeptha Creed sits on 64-acres of farmland just 30 minutes from downtown Louisville, where they grow the Bloody Butcher Corn used for all their products. Jeptha Creed uses old fashioned methods to meet today’s demanding modern tastes.
Happy Hour - TAJ LOUISVILLE* - An official stop on the Urban Bourbon Trail-This speakeasy-type bourbon bar in the heart of NULU, with a cool-but-cozy atmosphere where everyone is welcome.
Dinner - HARVEST* - An official stop on the Urban Bourbon Trail-More than 80 percent of all the products used at Harvest are sourced within 100 miles of the restaurant’s front door…including the more than 100 Kentucky Bourbon’s behind the bar.
Nightlife - RYE* - An official stop on the Urban Bourbon Trail-Capitalizing on the unrivaled products of local farms, Rye focuses on sustainable, seasonal ingredients which allow the restaurant to offer fresher, cleaner more flavorful cuisine.
*Restaurants listed are recommended based on location in relation to the itinerary stops before and after meals and relation to theme of itinerary. For more dining ideas, search by cuisine or neighborhood. Click here.
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