Why Our Private Tour Day Is Different

See More Distilleries, Sample More Bourbon:  

We will try to visit at least four, possibly five distilleries of your choice with every 'full day' tour.  Take advantage of using one of our knowledgeable designated drivers and sample more.

Work Directly With The Owner:

When you call, text or email, you will be dealing directly with the owner who has 15+ years of experience in the bourbon industry working for one of the largest whiskey distillers in the world, not someone who works doing inside sales and hasn’t made it to all of the distilleries or maybe none of them.  

Your Tour Day, Your Customized Agenda:  

Start when you want.  Go where you want.  Go with people you want to be with.  Not a large, public bus tour.  No waiting around for others. 

Learn More With Us:  

Our guides all have at least two years of experience working directly in the bourbon industry.  We know what we are talking about.

Your One Stop Shop:

We offer hotel and restaurant recommendations to help plan your trip.  

Visit The Distilleries

Bardstown Area

Heaven Hill


Lux Row

Barton 1792

Limestone Branch


Bardstown Bourbon Co.

Jim Beam



Jefferson's Reserve 


Angel's Envy


Rabbit Hole


Old Forester

Evan Williams

Jeptha Creed



Buffalo Trace

Woodford Reserve

Four Roses

Wild Turkey

Glenns Creek (Old Crow)

Castle & Key (Old Taylor)

Three Boys

Specialized Experiences

Churchill Downs, Horse Farms, Wineries and Breweries - If you want to customize your tour day with a stop at either, let us know in advance and we can make the adjustments needed in your agenda. 


Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Weekends - We can customize any of our tour days to your group and possibly include a private tasting.  

The Wheated Bourbon Tour - If you want to learn more about Julian 'Pappy' Van Winkle and the legacy of his wheated bourbon brands, this is the tour for you.  Take public tours of Stitzel-Weller (currently home of Bulleit), Lux Row (for Rebel Yell) and Buffalo Trace currently the home of Weller and the Pappy bourbon brands.  Pricing listed below as Tour E.

Reviews and Tour Options

Each Tour Can Be Customized

TripAdvisor Reviews:

All Direct "Quotes", Read For Yourself

Tour A:

Bardstown Area Distilleries

Take your pick of five:  Heaven Hill, Willett, Barton/1792, Limestone Branch, Lux Row, Preservation, Jim Beam, Bardstown Bourbon Co. or Four Roses (Coxes Creek).

Take your pick of four:  Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, Wild Turkey, Castle & Key or Glenn's Creek.  

Tour C:

Louisville Area Distilleries 

Tour B:

Frankfort Area Distilleries

Take your pick of four: Jefferson's Reserve, Bulleit at Stitzel-Weller, Angel's Envy, Rabbit Hole, Peerless, Michter's, Old Forester or Evan Williams.  

Tour D:

'Best of' Distilleries

Visit the 'Best of' Distilleries in the Frankfort area (Buffalo Trace and Woodford Reserve) as well as the  Bardstown area (Heaven Hill).  Add $45 to the total cost of the trip for additional miles driven.

Tour E:

Wheated Bourbons

Visit Stitzel-Weller, Lux Row, the Bourbon Heritage Center at Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace.  Add $35 to the total cost of the trip for additional miles driven.

Part of Our Fleet

Over 200 tour groups, 1,000+ people in 2019.

Pricing for Tours:

Private SUV/Van Service at Affordable Rates

-Low Price Guarantee* - Ask for Details
-2nd Tour Day Discount 5%, 3rd Day 10%

Distillery tickets not included in price, but purchased in your name as part of our service fee.

Per Person, Per Day Rates Below:

8+ People:    $99 pp

7 People:    $109 pp

6 People:    $119 pp

5 People:    $129 pp

4 People:    $139 pp

3 People:    $169 pp

2 People:    $199 pp (two distilleries)

2 People:    $209 pp (three distilleries)

2 People:    $219 pp (four distilleries)

2 People:    $229 pp (five distilleries)

1 in Maserati: $1,000

Information & Reservation Request:


Included in Price:  We will work with you to customize an agenda for the day and will purchase 'public tour' tickets in advance whenever possible due to frequent sell out conditions.  A bourbon tour guide and designated driver will pick-up and drop-off at Louisville area hotels or residences. 

Not Included in Price:  Tour tickets and/or tasting fees charged by each distillery are not included.  The average distillery ticket is between $10 to $20 and includes a tasting.  Some distilleries offer free or discounted tours and tasting to veterans, military and law enforcement with proper ID.  We do not include lunch or gratuities for our bourbon tour guides in our price
.  The pickup charge for Bardstown and Frankfort is $45 unless staying in area to see local distilleries.  The pickup charge for Lexington is $75 (waived for six or more people) and $175 for Cincinnati (waived for nine or more people).  Taxes and fees of 9.75% will be added to our tour price on the deposit request and final invoice.

Deposit & Full Payment:  One half of our bourbon tour fee and the estimated distillery ticket costs is due as a deposit three days after booking the tour with the remaining amount due based on the actual cost of distillery tickets due at the end of the tour day.  The estimated cost of the pre-purchased distillery tickets will be included in the deposit.  The final invoice will list the actual distillery ticket acquisition cost.  All major credit cards are accepted via the Square online payment system.  If the final invoice is not paid after four business days, a $100 late payment fee will be applied.

Cancellation & Changes Policy:  If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the tour date, there is a $35 service fee for each tour day booked with us and your remaining deposit will be refunded unless tickets for Glenn's Creek are purchased as these are not refundable.  If you reschedule at least 7 day(s) in advance of the tour date, there is no service fee and your remaining deposit will be applied to your new date unless tickets for Glenn's Creek are purchased as these are not refundable.  If you cancel under 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, your deposit will be forfeited. 

Transportation:  This is a 'private tour' transportation experience.  No outside guests will be in your vehicle.  Once our 'Fleet Vehicles' are booked, we will use other vehicles on busy days.  For two or three people, a midsize class SUV (Jeep Cherokee, Toyota Rav4, or similar) will typically be used.  For four to six people, a standard/full size class SUV or MiniVan (Land Rover LR4, Dodge Caravan or similar) with a 3rd row will typically be used.  Upgrade to a premium SUV (Suburban) for $145 or a passenger van (Chevy Express) for $195.  For seven to eleven people, a passenger van (Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit, Chevy Express or similar) will be used.

Distillery Tours:  Unless discussed and agreed to at the time of booking, all distillery tours will be booked for the standard 'public tour' offering at each distillery.  Some specialty tours offered by distilleries will sell out weeks or months in advance.   

Other Topics:  Minimum drinking age is 21 years and proper identification is checked at most all of the distilleries regardless of age.  The distilleries ask that you drink responsibly while visiting their facilities and on their tours.  For customer review details, please check Trip Advisor.  If your tour day runs longer than 10 hours, your group will be charged $65 per hour thereafter.  

Gift Certificates:  Can be customized to include tour, entrance or tasting fees charged by each distillery/visitors center, lunch and gratuities.

Reservations 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Eastern

7 Days A Week

Kentucky Bourbon Insider Tours, LLC

Louisville, KY - USA

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