FAQs

Details You’re Going to Want to Know

Is there an age restriction?

You must be 21 to drink in KY and you need to have a valid ID to show at the distilleries and any other drinking establishment that we visit. Most distilleries will allow underage guests to take the tour but will not participate in the tastings. Tour prices remain the same.

 

What if I don’t drink but I still want to take the tour?

That’s no problem! The distilleries, their heritage, and the history are entertaining and fascinating without ever taking a sip. Tour prices remain the same. Enjoy your bourbon experience any way you want.

 

How do I dress for a tour?

Closed toe shoes are recommended and comfort is key. You will be touring working distilleries and rick houses. You will be indoors and outdoors. Keep in mind that the temperatures in the rick houses are the same as the climate outside so they will be hot in the summer and cold in the winter.  What’s a rick house?  It’s basically a huge warehouse where the bourbon is stored for years.

 

What can I bring?

You can bring a small cooler with snacks and beverages. If you are over 21, you can bring alcohol on the tour and you may purchase alcohol at various stops during the tour.  You can bring your cigarettes and e-cigs but you can’t smoke in the van. There will be designated smoking areas at the distilleries. You can bring a camera. Tour guides at the distilleries will let you know which parts of the tours are not allowed to be photographed. Ice and bottled water will be provided as part of your tour cost. You can consume alcohol ON the bus but it must stay there at our various stops.

 

Can I see a real KY Derby winner?

Absolutely. One of our many stops can take you to Old Friends’ Farm where you can meet and pet Silver Charm (1997 Derby and Preakness winner) and two Belmont winners Sarava and Touch Gold.  You can also see Popcorn Deelites who played Sea Biscuit in the 2003 movie of the same name.

 

What can’t I bring?

No firearms of any kind are allowed. No bad attitudes either.

 

What MUST I bring?

A valid ID showing you are 21 if you want to participate in the bourbon tastings.

 

How far in advance should I book?

The early bird catches the worm so don’t wait, secure your date. Tours sell out quickly in peak season.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

Tours are fully refundable if cancelled 7 days prior to the start of the tour.  Cancellation 3-7 days prior to the start of the tour (72 hours minimum advance notice) can be rescheduled at a later date. Because of the custom nature of these events no refunds or ability to reschedule are available with less than a 72 hour notice without owner’s approval or exemption.

 

Is it customary to tip the driver/guide?

Tips are always appreciated. If this is a corporate tour, we can add the tip to your overall charge prior to the tour. BourbonTown Tours also now accepts Venmo for guide tips.

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