Kentucky’s Heritage: Sail into the World of Bourbon
Sail the Mississippi River for an inside look into Kentucky’s bourbon industry aboard the American Queen with exclusive lectures, tastings and expert-led visits to distilleries.
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Program No. 23051RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

In the words of the former president of Maker’s Mark Bill Samuels Jr., bourbon’s origin was a series of “happy accidents.” As farmers dropped oak barrels filled with liquefied maize into the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, it slowly aged en route to New Orleans. Indulge your mind and your senses as you sail into the home of Kentucky’s bourbon region aboard the classic steamboat American Queen on this bourbon-themed voyage. From Memphis to Louisville, join experts to participate in tastings, learn about the defining features of bourbon and explore prominent distilleries along Kentucky’s bourbon trail.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about bourbon’s place in Kentucky’s history and culture.
  • Participate in special tastings and expert-led cooking demonstrations and explore bourbon distilleries along the Mississippi and Ohio River.
  • Spend two days exploring Memphis before embarking the American Queen.

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