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Downtown Bourbon Guide

Welcome to the heart of downtown Louisville, a bourbon lover’s paradise near the Galt House Hotel. Explore the artistry of Michter’s, the heritage of Old Forester, and the tradition of Peerless distilleries. Venture further to savor the unique flavors of Angel’s Envy, the modern charm of Rabbit Hole, and the history of Evan Williams. Your journey through these iconic distilleries promises an unforgettable experience, all conveniently located just moments from your stay.

Downtown Bourbon Guide

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At the Galt house, our guests have two compelling options for bourbon tours: Trolley de’Ville and Bourbon Excursions. Trolley de’Ville promises an enjoyable and comfortable experience, perfect for those seeking fun and relaxation. Their friendly and experienced staff ensure a delightful time, whether guests are on business or leisure. Their confidence in providing a memorable tour is backed by a money-back guarantee, highlighting their commitment to customer satisfaction.

Meanwhile, Bourbon Excursions, offers a variety of high-quality tours, including bourbon tours and transportation services, at great value. As a veteran-owned small business based in the Bluegrass State, they have grown steadily, thanks to their outstanding service and affordable prices, making them a go-to choice for visitors seeking authentic and value-driven experiences in the world of bourbon.

Michter's Fort Nelson

Located at 801 West Main Street in the heart of downtown Louisville, Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery is across the street from the Louisville Slugger Museum & Bat Factory and down the block from the Frazier History Museum, which has been designated the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center and serves as the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Join them for a guided tour and tasting to learn about their “Cost Be Damned” approach to producing the highest quality American whiskeys and enjoy a drink at the world-class Bar at Fort Nelson. 

Old Forester Distilling Co.

Located within walking distance, Old Forester is the perfect place to take anyone who is a bourbon connoisseur! In 1870, George Garvin Brown signed and sealed Old Forester with a promise: a guarantee of the finest quality and utmost consistency. Five generations and 150 years later, they’ve returned to Whiskey Row. On your tour, see fermentation, distillation, barrel making, maturation & bottling. Tasting rotation changes and includes (4) expressions.

Peerless Distilling Co.

The first Peerless whiskey went into barrel in 1889.

They’ve revived the craft in our own state-of-the-art distillery. All under one roof, select Peerless grains are milled, cooked, fermented, double-distilled, and barreled as Bourbon & Rye. They invite you to experience every aspect of crafting Kentucky straight Bourbon and Rye from grain to bottle in downtown Louisville. 

Become part of their family and visit their award-winning distillery and enjoy a complete tasting experience with every tour.

Angel's Envy

Indulge in their exclusive bourbon experiences, each tailored to offer a unique glimpse into the world of Angel’s Envy. Join their Signature Tour for a captivating hour-long journey through their distillation process, culminating in a tasting of Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Rye Whiskey. Dive deeper with the Private Select Tour, an in-depth exploration of bourbon craftsmanship and innovative techniques, followed by a tasting of Angel’s Envy Bourbon and Rye. For an educational tasting, opt for the Taste the Finish experience, featuring a detailed look at their finishing process and a selection of their finest whiskeys. Looking for a hands-on adventure? Reserve your spot for Bottle Your Own Single Barrel and craft your own bottle of Angel’s Envy Single Barrel Bourbon. 

Rabbit Hole

Tour the architectural icon of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail!

Their state-of-the-art distillery, nestled in Nulu, Louisville’s hub of art, food, and culture, invites you to come and witness our full whiskey-making process. During this immersive one-hour tour, they will share with you how their philosophy has changed the bourbon landscape. This unique experience begins with how grain transforms to whiskey and culminates in their awe-inspiring Overlook lounge with a portfolio tasting* of 5 of their award-winning spirits.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Nestled along Louisville’s famed “Whiskey Row,” the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience offers an authentic distillery encounter, guided tours, tastings, and an array of delights. Honoring the heritage of Evan Williams, the state’s pioneer distiller, this immersive journey vividly resurrects the narrative and heritage of Kentucky’s cherished native liquor.