Come Find Bourbon is rich with bucket list-worthy opportunities for bourbon tourists. Road trip to Covington, Frankfort, and Bardstown, Kentucky to enjoy a weekend or longer stay packed with one-of-a-kind bourbon experiences. From bourbon history to modern innovations, once-in-a-lifetime experiences to long-standing traditions, it’s all here.
Just a few examples of the intriguing possibilities:
Sip a cocktail at Prohibition Bar in Newport, home of the world’s largest collection of bourbon with over 2,800 varieties of bourbon and counting.
Learn how to make a perfect mint julep during a cocktail class from award-winning bartender and entrepreneur Bill Whitlow—a past winner of ‘The Best Mint Julep in the U.S.’—at Rich’s Proper Food and Drink in downtown Covington.
Taste a step back in time with a vintage bourbon tasting in one of the nation’s best-stocked whiskey libraries at Revival Vintage Bottle Shop in Covington.
Tap a bourbon barrel and fill your own bottle at Three Boys Farm Distillery in Frankfort. Craft your own bourbon with the ‘Bourbon Barrel Experience’ at Glenns Creek Distilling in Frankfort.
Join the nation’s only boat-based bourbon tour with Kentucky River Tours in Frankfort. Step back in time with Frankfort’s Bourbon History Walking Tour, offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. May to October 2021.
See the birthplace of the famed Kentucky Bourbon Balls at Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory Tours & Museum in Frankfort.
Visit Talbott Tavern in Bardstown, Kentucky’s oldest restaurant and one of the oldest former stagecoach stops in the U.S. Former guests include Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Andrew Jackson, Louis Phillippe (French king), John Fitch (inventor of steamboats), John James Audubon (environmentalist), Stephen Foster (songwriter), and Jesse James (outlaw).
Rumble along the tracks with Bardstown’s My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, which operates its 2.5-hour, four-course, bourbon-based excursions year-round.
Explore Bardstown’s Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, which displays a 50-year collection of rare artifacts and documents from pre-Colonial days to post-Prohibition years.
For top-shelf and hard-to-find bottles among a mind-boggling selection of bourbon, shop The Party Source in Bellevue, Capital Cellars in Frankfort, and Toddy’s Liquors in Bardstown