Exploring Kentucky Bourbon: A Taste of the World's Finest Bourbons
From cask to craft, dive deep into the story of Kentucky Bourbon, enjoying tastings, exploring the Getz Museum of Whiskey History and visiting eight renowned distilleries.
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Program No. 21594RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Explore the rich tradition and proud history of the only native spirit in America while visiting Kentucky's premier distilleries. Learn about the science behind the flavor and taste of some of the finest Bourbons Kentucky has to offer as you pass through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Bluegrass State. Enjoy fine food at local restaurants in the heart of Bourbon country and gain insight into the barrel-making process and its importance to the craft of making Bourbon.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking and standing one to two hours in each distillery, including one day with three distillery visits.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Expert-led visits to the industry's leading distilleries include tastings highlighting the unique character of each final product.
  • Visit the facility where barrels, which hold America's Native Spirit during the aging process, are painstakingly crafted.
  • At the Kentucky Bourbon House, listen to Colonel Michael Masters, Kentucky's Bourbon Master, share his knowledge of Kentucky Bourbon and distilling while sampling some of the finest and rarest bourbons around.
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Carla Carolton
Carla is an award-winning bourbon journalist and speaker. Her website, TheBourbonBabe.com, has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and in the Washington Post. Carla worked at The Courier-Journal for nearly two decades before joining the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at Bellarmine University. Her first bourbon book is scheduled to be published in spring 2017. She is a founding member of Bourbon Women for women passionate about bourbon and its culture. She lives in Louisville with her husband, their children and their dog.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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