FROM DISTILLATE TO BARREL TOUR
Unique tastings and a one-of-a-kind barrel sampling.
The best one-hour experience on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail (at least we think so!)
Start tasting whiskey from the moment you enter our all-glass classroom overlooking 100 acres of active farmland. Examine and evaluate how our products are created then age, develop, and finish in the most technically advanced distillery in the country. Our Certified Bourbon Stewards will guide you through the entire journey that concludes in our newly constructed, rickhouse tasting room, where we thieve bourbon straight from the barrel! This experience is open to guests 21+.
RICKHOUSE BARREL THIEVING
The ultimate immersive tasting event
Travel into our rick house and thieve three bourbons directly from the barrel. Explore the unique profiles and characteristics of our mash bills followed by a toast with our Fusion Series Bourbon. This experience takes place in a non-climate controlled rick house. Please note, Guests must be 21 to participate.
FILL YOUR OWN BOTTLE VIP EXPERIENCE
Innovation, collaboration, and exclusivity come together in our Distillery Collection. These one-time, limited offerings present the best of our dedication to the art and science of bourbon.
Start your experience with a premium vintage pour of Bardstown Bourbon Company inside our Vintage Library. From there we’ll lead you through the most technically advanced distillery in the country, and then make our way to our exclusive rickhouse lounge for cask strength barrel thieving. We’ll finish with a toast of the Distillery Collection all before bottling your very own to take home.
THE ART OF BLENDING
Create your own bourbon blend in this fun sensory experience!
Explore the sensory characteristics of four unique bourbons. Study the aroma, flavor, and finish – then create your own blend! This class is an engaging way to learn the technique and method of creating a balanced, unique blended bourbon.
BARDSTOWN BOURBON CO. FLIGHT
Experience a flight of three unique bourbons. These award-winning expressions represent our approach to the art of blending. This experience is open to guests 21+.
SHAKEN & STIRRED
Curated Cocktail Class
The perfect complement to our tours and a guaranteed good time. Join our Spirits Specialists in this fun, hands-on experience of crafting two iconic bourbon cocktails. This experience is open to guests 21+.
A TASTE OF BOURBON HISTORY
An exclusive flight in our vintage whiskey library
A rare, limited offering of three vintage whiskeys. This guided flight takes place in our magnificent library, showcasing over 400 bourbons and ryes, dating back to 1892. This experience is open to guests 21+.
BLIND TASTING 101
Dive into the unique flavors of bourbon in a fun, educational setting
Tips, tricks, and a good time! From grain to glass, this class will teach how to identify the key characteristics of aroma, palate, and finish. Learn the nuances of grains, aging, and proof then apply your skills to your next tasting exercise. Filled with immersive flavor exercises, this class is not to be missed on your Bourbon Trail adventure! This experience is open to guests 21+.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Our deepest dive into the distillation process with Head Distiller Nick Smith
Rising industry star Nick Smith guides guests through every phase of distillation during this educational tour and tasting. As Head Distiller, Nick oversees every step in the production of over 50 mash bills. This behind the scenes look is an informative journey through our operational techniques as well as an opportunity to connect with the man behind the mission. This experience is open to guests 21+.
BOURBON & BITES
A modern look at a paired bourbon flight
Enjoy three bourbon blends with creative pairings from our own Chef Stu! Chef guides you through his inventive culinary combinations, a great way to kick off your meal! This experience is open to guests 21+.
TOUR WITH THE MASTER
An exclusive, in-depth tour of our facility with Bourbon Hall of Fame Master Distiller Steve Nally
A Kentucky Bourbon Trail experience you cannot miss – a tasting and up-close look at our operations with an industry legend.
Master Distiller Steve Nally shares his knowledge and inside secrets as he takes you on a personal tour of the most technically advanced distillery in the country. With nearly fifty years of Bourbon experience as Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark and Wyoming Whiskey, Steve shares an unparalleled perspective on bourbon production. He will lead guests on a behind the scenes look at every part of our distillation process. Enjoy a tasting of Steve’s favorite mash bills and learn about his history, method, and love for bourbon! This experience is open to guests 21+.
VIRTUAL COCKTAIL CLASS WITH SAM MONTGOMERY
Join our National Brand Ambassador live and learn how to be your own mixologist from the comfort of your own home!
This fun, interactive class is conducted live through Zoom seasonally. Shopping lists will be provided at sign up so you can follow along from home! Follow Sam on Instagram (@thereforyouinspirits) to find the cocktail photos and recipes posted after the class!
Getting to Bardstown is easy. Getting out of Bardstown is harder! Transportation options are limited once you get on the Trail, so we strongly encourage everyone to arrange transportation in advance. These companies are our recommended partners!
Visitors Center Hours
10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
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