The Urban Bourbon Experience™
Distillery tours, cocktail experiences, Bourbon-themed accommodations, shopping & more
Kick off your Bourbon Country experience in Bourbon City – home to the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, the Urban Bourbon Trail®, and countless other Bourbon experiences and tours.
Louisville is the only city in the world with more than 10 distillery experiences, a bourbon cocktail & culinary trail, bourbon-themed accommodations and bourbon-centric shopping.
Once considered the “Wall Street of Whiskey” Louisville has been a spirits soaked civilization ever since Evan Williams first marketed his whiskey to the city in 1783. Up until the 1920’s, a portion of Main Street was known as “Whiskey Row” because of the more than 50 spirits-related businesses that were operating there at the time. Thirteen years of Prohibition nearly decimated the industry, but now almost a century later, Louisville is brimming with Bourbon experiences.
Angel's Envy Distillery
Angel’s Envy is what happens when 200 years of bourbon tradition meets an independent master craftsman’s instinct to improve.
Headquartered in Louisville, this is officially the first African American-owned distillery in the state of Kentucky.
Buzzard's Roost Spirits
The goal for Buzzard’s Roost is to redefine what American whiskey can be through innovation and experience. Visit Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience in downtown Louisville.
Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery
Based in Butchertown, discover how American Brandy is distilled in copper potstills, matured in bourbon barrels, and sonically infused.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
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.
Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Located in scenic Oldham County, the Kentucky Artisan Distillery is the home to Jefferson's Bourbons, Whiskey Row Bourbon & Highspire Rye.
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company
Founded in 1889, and revived in 2015 almost 100 years later, tour this state-of-the art distillery.
Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery
Enjoy a guided tour and tasting to learn about the Michter's “Cost Be Damned” approach to producing the highest quality American whiskeys and finish with a drink at the world-class Bar at Fort Nelson.
Old Forester Distillery
Tour experience includes fermentation, distillation, barrel making materialization, and tasting of the first bottled Bourbon.
Prohibition Craft Spirits
PCS hand-crafts small-batch spirits and offers guided tours and tastings along with a bar serving craft cocktails.
Rabbit Hole Distillery
Rabbit Hole Distillery is a modern cathedral that pays homage to the art and science of distillation.
Originally opened on Derby Day in 1935 and reopened to the public in 2014, the Stitzel-Weller Distillery is one of the true cathedrals of the American whiskey industry.
Beyond the Distillery
Urban Bourbon Trail
Explore this curated collection of local bars and restaurants that have a wide knowledge of whiskies, Bourbon-infused food menus and some of the city’s largest collections of Bourbon.
Discover these hidden speakeasies around Louisville
After a day of visiting distilleries on the Urban Bourbon Trail, duck into a local speakeasy and grab a craft cocktail for a smooth finish to your day in Bourbon City.
Bourbon Accommodations, Tastings, Pairings & More
Immerse yourself in the Bourbon lifestyle outside of the distillery.
Other Bourbon Experiences
Bardstown Bourbon Co. Experience
Bardstown Bourbon Co. opened an immersive venue in downtown Louisville, offering tastings, educational programs, a full-service bar and more.
Barrels & Billets
Customizable bourbon blending experience in the heart of downtown Louisville.
Frazier History Museum
The official starting point for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.
Join a public group tour or book a private Bourbon excursion with one of our transportation providers.Learn More