Take a Trip on the Urban Bourbon Trail

Urban Bourbon Trail and the best distillery tours in Kentucky in Louisville

In the heart of Kentucky, Louisville emerges as a vibrant city of Southern charm and history and as the epicenter of an extraordinary bourbon renaissance. The Urban Bourbon Trail offers enthusiasts and novices an exciting journey through the city's most prestigious bars, distilleries, and restaurants, each boasting an impressive selection of bourbon and innovative cocktail menus.

The draw of the Urban Bourbon Trail extends beyond the bar stool and into the distilleries that dot the landscape around Louisville. These distilleries, ranging from historic sites that have stood for centuries to modern marvels of innovation, offer a comprehensive look at the distilling, aging, and bottling process. On these in-depth tours, these establishments open doors to curious minds seeking to understand the meticulous craft behind every bottle.

Exploring the Urban Bourbon Trail is a must on any visit to Louisville, KY! First, you'll want to secure your lodging, and our bed and breakfast near Louisville is the best place to stay for a unique getaway. The Pepin Mansion, located in the historic town of New Albany on Mansion Row, offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable trip. With only four elegant guest rooms, our boutique property is quiet, beautifully appointed, and offers unparalleled southern hospitality. Book your lodging today!

Urban bourbon trail and the best distilleries in Kentucky for tours and tastings

Distilleries on the Urban Bourbon Trail

While the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Louisville might be the Kentucky Derby and baseball, bourbon is slowly becoming one of the most popular things to explore in this city on the Ohio River. You'll love strolling down the historic Whiskey Row, popping into the best bars and distilleries in the area. The tastings and tours at these local establishments are always a highlight of any getaway!

Here are the best distillery tours in Louisville, Kentucky, along the Urban Bourbon Trail:

  1. Angel's Envy Distillery: Notably one of the first stops on the Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville, Angel's Envy offers a first-hand look into the finishing process that makes its bourbon unique, including an exclusive guided tasting.
  2. Old Forester Distilling Co.: Standing on the historic Whiskey Row, Old Forester, America's first bottled bourbon, provides a comprehensive tour that showcases the bourbon-making process from fermentation to bottling.
  3. Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery: Also located on the historic Whiskey Row, Michter's offers a detailed tour of their artisanal distillation process, followed by a curated tasting experience of their renowned spirits.
  4. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience: A tribute to Kentucky's first commercial distiller, this immersive experience combines history with modern-day craft distilling, complete with interactive exhibits and tastings.
  5. Peerless Distilling Co.: A family-owned distillery that restarted its bourbon and rye whiskey production a century after its founding, a tour here highlights the unique grain-to-bottle process and offers a taste of carefully crafted spirits.
  6. Rabbit Hole Distillery: Known for its innovative approach to traditional bourbon making, Rabbit Hole Distillery offers a modern tour experience that reflects its commitment to transparency and quality in distillation.

The Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville is near our bed and breakfast

Our Bed and Breakfast in Louisville, KY

Before you start filling out your itinerary for Louisville, you'll want to secure your lodging, and our bed and breakfast is one of the best places to stay. Located just across the Ohio River in New Albany on the historic Mansion Row, you'll love the timeless elegance of these beautiful old homes lining our charming street. The Pepin Mansion stands like a beacon with its impressive architectural design and thoughtful restorations.

Through the restoration process, the horse-hair plaster walls, painted ceilings, oak and pine floors, and gas fixtures were all carefully updated, while modern touches were added to the space, including wi-fi throughout the property. These historic elements, paired with luxurious amenities, continue in our four private guest rooms, each with fine antique furnishings, comfortable beds and seating areas, and premium conveniences.

As one of the top-rated wedding venues in Louisville and a full-service bed and breakfast, hospitality is at the forefront of what we do here, especially at our morning breakfast service. Enjoy hot, strong coffee and lively conversation over this gourmet, home-cooked meal. We're happy to accommodate dietary restrictions, just let us know at the time of your reservation. It's the best way to start your day before exploring the Urban Bourbon Trail. Book your lodging today!

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Take a Trip on the Urban Bourbon Trail, Pepin Mansion
Take a Trip on the Urban Bourbon Trail, Pepin Mansion
Take a Trip on the Urban Bourbon Trail, Pepin Mansion
Take a Trip on the Urban Bourbon Trail, Pepin Mansion