Kentucky's Bourbon Tour

Kentucky bourbon helped shape the landscape and people of this great state. You won’t find better bourbon anywhere and it’s a legacy we’re proud to call our own. Our Kentucky bourbon tour shows you how bourbon is made in three different distilleries.

Refine your Bourbon Education

In order for whiskey to be considered straight bourbon, it has to be at least 51 percent made from corn, aged for a minimum of two years and come from the state of Kentucky. The corn is what gives the Kentucky bourbon its sweetness, but it’s how each distillery imbues it with their own spices and aging secrets that create the full-bodied flavor.

No two bourbons are the same and each distillery has their own secrets and flavor that you’ll get to experience. There is so much that goes into the flavor of bourbon from the strains of yeast, barrel char and age, you’ll be amazed how they do it. The best bourbon distillery tours involve a mix of education and fun. We want your experience to create memories that last a lifetime.

Our Bourbon Tours

All of our Kentucky bourbon trail tours begin around 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Tours must have a minimum of four people and a maximum of 12.

  • Tour Accommodations

    Tours are taken in our beautiful black 12 passenger bus and pickup / leave from:

    Embassy Suites Lexington
    1801 Newton Pike
    Lexington, KY 40511

Distillery Tours

Buffalo Trace Distillery

For more than 200 years, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been a world leader in bourbon. Their bourbon has an aroma of vanilla, mint and molasses and won more than 500 awards and accolades including the 2018 Distiller of the Year from Icons of Whisky America.

The tour will explore the rich history of the distillery and see how the bourbon is filled and packaged by hand. Walk through the rolling bourbon barrels and smell the bourbon aging.

Buffalo Trace Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery

Woodford Reserve Distillery

Woodford Reserve Distillery produces small batch straight bourbon whiskey that has more than 200 unique flavors from fruit and floral to bold grain and wood. Began in 1812 by Elijah Pepper in the heart of bourbon country, Woodford Reserve Distillery features a 500-foot gravity-fed barrel run and 100-year-old Cypress fermenters.

The tour features a history of bourbon and participants learn about out bottling process and we can’t forget about the tasting.

Castle & Key

Visiting Castle & Key Distillery is like stepping into a time capsule of bourbon history, where every corner of the grounds tells a story of craftsmanship and dedication. Open since 2018, the distillery is housed in the meticulously restored Old Taylor Distillery, a landmark that dates back to 1887 and served as a distillery as early as 1819. The Castle itself, with its original hardwood floors and plaster walls, is a testament to the historic charm that permeates the site, providing a unique backdrop for the magic of spirits production.

Exploring the grounds offers a journey through various historic buildings, each with its own unique purpose and story. From the Springhouse, where Colonel E.H. Taylor selected the site for its quality springs, to the Octagonal Tower that once served as a yeast laboratory, every structure plays a crucial role in the distillery's rich history. The Boiler Room, Taylorton Station, and the Superintendent's Cottage have been meticulously restored to offer a blend of history and modernity. The botanical trail, Sunken Garden, and warehouses provide a picturesque setting for visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of Castle & Key.

Castle & Key

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Unique Horse Farm Tours is proud to offer this fun and unique excursion into the heart of Kentucky bourbon country. If you’re interested in learning more about our tours feel free to contact us. Start your adventure on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail by booking your tour below.

Bourbon Tour

From: $136.00

Tour is $136/person. Maximum 12 people.

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Tours now available May – November 2023

Description
All of our Kentucky bourbon trail tours begin around 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Tours must have a minimum of four people and a maximum of 12.
The first stop is a tour of Buffalo Trace, followed by a tasting at Castle & Key, and a tasting at Woodford Reserve. We will stop for lunch between stops (not included in tour).

Tours pick up / leave from:
Embassy Suites Lexington
1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

We also pickup from other nearby hotels and locations. Call for more details (859) 213-6653.