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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.


Louisville Distilleries

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.

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Brough Brothers

Headquartered in Louisville, this is officially the first African American-owned distillery in the state of Kentucky.

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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.

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Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery

Based in Butchertown, discover how American Brandy is distilled in copper potstills, matured in bourbon barrels, and sonically infused.

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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.

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Kentucky Artisan Distillery

Located in scenic Oldham County, the Kentucky Artisan Distillery is the home to Jefferson's Bourbons, Whiskey Row Bourbon & Highspire Rye.

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Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company

Founded in 1889, and revived in 2015 almost 100 years later, tour this state-of-the art distillery.

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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.

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Old Forester Distillery

Tour experience includes fermentation, distillation, barrel making materialization, and tasting of the first bottled Bourbon.

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Old Louisville Whiskey Company

This husband-and-wife whiskey company encapsulates the essence of Louisville’s whiskey heritage and modern distilling artistry in a single, compelling narrative of passion and precision.

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Prohibition Craft Spirits

PCS hand-crafts small-batch spirits and offers guided tours and tastings along with a bar serving craft cocktails.

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Pursuit Spirits

A beacon of craft distilling, offering a curated selection of fine bourbons and ryes that embody the spirit of adventure and the pursuit of exceptional quality.

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Rabbit Hole Distillery

Rabbit Hole Distillery is a modern distillery that pays homage to the art and science of distillation.

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Stitzel-Weller Experience

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.

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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.

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A Dozen Bourbon Events & Festivals in Louisville in 2024

If you are planning a trip to Bourbon City, check out these high-proof events to center your visit around.

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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.

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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.

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Barrels & Billets

Customizable bourbon blending experience in the heart of downtown Louisville.

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Frazier History Museum

The official starting point for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

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Transportation Options

Join a public group tour or book a private Bourbon excursion with one of our transportation providers.

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