3 NIGHT KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL EXPERIENCE FOR 4!
This exclusive Kentucky Bourbon Trail Package for 4 (options to add more friends can be arranged and will be offered to the winning bidder for the same amount paid for this package!) includes distillery tours and tastings on what’s known as the “South Route” of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Your personal driver will share interesting history as you sit back and enjoy the ride…soaking in the beautiful scenery along the way.
Stitzel-Weller Private Tour & Tasting - Your tour starts when your private driver arrives at the hotel with an Escalade to take your party of four in style to your first stop. Originally opened on Derby Day in 1935, Stitzel-Weller’s fame comes from being the birthplace of Pappy Van Winkle, the most sought after bourbon in the world. The Stitzel-Weller Distillery is now home to Bulleit Bourbon, a Diageo brand of KY Straight Bourbon Whiskey that is characterized by its high rye content and aged for at least six years. This historic distiller sits just a few miles from Louisville’s thriving downtown scene.
Maker's Mark Tour & Tasting - Maker's Mark has arguably the most beautiful distillery grounds in Kentucky, nestled along Whisky Creek. The tour explores the distillery and warehouses and ends in a well-appointed tasting room. Sample Maker's Mark, Maker's Mark 46 (a Super-Premium Bourbon), and a sample of the new-make white whiskey before it enters the barrel. Each of you will receive a bottle of Maker’s Mark to hand-dip in their iconic red wax. Maker’s Mark has one of the most recognizable package designs in the liquor industry. If you place two bottles side by side, you will notice that the wax seal is never the same. That’s because each bottle is hand dipped by distillery staff to create the trademark tendrils of wax that drip down the sides. Bring your bottle home to show your friends!
Lunch for 4 -
Enjoy lunch in historic Bardstown, listed as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America and known for its southern charm. Choose from Kurtz Restaurant (specializing in Southern cuisine, including skillet fried chicken and homemade cobblers and biscuit pudding), Old Talbott Tavern (featured on both Food Network and Travel Channel) and Mammy’s Kitchen, located in the heart of downtown.
Jim Beam Tour & Tasting - Jim Beam is one of the largest distilleries in the world and the #1 bourbon in the world. They claim if they stopped production today they have enough bourbon aging in their warehouses to meet demand for the next twenty years. Brands include Jim Beam Straight Bourbon, Booker's, Baker's, Basil Hayden, Knob Creek, Devil's Cut, Old Tub, Red Stag, Jim Beam Honey and Knob Creek Smoked Maple. Enjoy a tour of the distillery, warehouse, bottling line, and a small museum of commemorative decanters. The tasting room is the envy of other distilleries and features pneumatic tasting machines with over 18 products to choose from. Enjoy your ride back to the hotel after a full day on The Bourbon Trail.
Should you prefer to customize your day’s itinerary, the driver and vehicle are at your disposal for eight consecutive hours. Driver’s gratuity included. You must be 21 to participate in the tastings but guests of all ages are welcome on the tours.
Blackouts: Derby Week and Bourbon Festival
Hyatt Regency Louisville
Enjoy a 3-night stay in two standard guest rooms and the hotel’s complimentary 24-hour gym, indoor pool, hydro-spa and outdoor tennis court on the fourth floor. Louisville’s rich Bourbon culture is pervasive not only in its deep Bourbon history and recent influx of downtown distilleries, but also in its restaurants, bars, attraction, and even its music. Louisville is the perfect place to start or end your Kentucky Bourbon Trail adventure, making it an Official Gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
This package includes round-trip coach class service for four from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to Louisville, KY, subject to availability.
Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks.
Business and First Class upgrades are available at the time of booking for an additional fee. Use of frequent flyer miles for upgrades is dependent on specific ticket restrictions as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program.