• The Urban Bourbon Trail - Louisville, Kentucky

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      Photo by Megan Edwards
      Louisville has come to be associated with the booming business of producing and selling fine bourbon whiskey. There is a Urban Bourbon Trail which includes about twenty of these establishments in downtown Louisville. All of these lounges offer a little "passport" booklet listing brief histories about the bourbon distilleries. When visitors obtain six stamps in their passport they can obtain a free t-shirt. It's a fun way to see these places. Most are in a 6-block radius of the River, making for easy walking. But there is also a free bus that travels in the area. We found the bartenders to be extremely well-versed in bourbon lore. Some of our favorites along the trail included The Troll Under the Bridge, The Brown Hotel, The Old Seelbach Bar, Louisville Down One, Doc Crows and the Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar in the Galt Hotel.

      If you go:
      The Down One has the best Old Fashioned and Doc Crows has some of the best BBQ we had in Kentucky. In addition to the urban tours, visitors can visit more than 20 working distilleries in the local area. Designated drivers required.


      Louisville Visitors Center
      301 South Fourth Street
      Louisville, Kentucky 40202 USA

      Mailing address:
      Louisville Convention Bureau
      One Riverfront Plaza
      401 West Main Street, Suite 2300
      Louisville, KY 40202 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Visitor Center
      +1 (502) 379-6109