LEARN ABOUT BOURBON DISTILLING
Meet one of the South’s iconic traditions, bourbon distilling. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a collection of bourbon whiskey distilleries located in Kentucky. Begun in 1999 as a way to bring tourism to Kentucky, this tour gives visitors an up-close look at how bourbon is distilled, the history behind the crafting of bourbon, and the art behind the perfect bourbon tasting. Whether you are interested in history, cooking, business, agriculture or art, this trip is perfect for you.
To get those most out of this trip, three days or more is recommended. The best time to visit the distilleries is in cooler weather, fall or spring, it’s less crowded and you’ll miss the heat of summer in Kentucky. And there is simply no better way to enjoy the Bourbon Trail than from the luxurious comfort of a Goss RV motorcoach. This an ideal trip to have a private driver on the road with you; you can imbibe without worry and enjoy the beautiful Kentucky countryside. We’ll work with you to plan an unforgettable experience, including booking your tours in advance.
BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY
Start your journey in Louisville, and get oriented with the history of the trail at the Bourbon Trail Welcome Center. A few blocks away is the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, the first distillery on Bourbon Row. You don’t want to miss Angels Envy, located in the heart of Louisville; it’s downtown Louisville’s first fully operational whiskey production facility. On your way out of town, one last stop is required at Jim Beam, considered by many to be the “birthplace of bourbon.”
After a long day, My Old Kentucky Home will be a delightful respite. Originally a 1,300 acre plantation, the wooded forests and rolling hills of this beautiful campground are the perfect end to a perfect day. After waking in the peaceful setting of My Old Kentucky Home, start your day by visiting Heaven Hill Distillery, home to many award-winning bourbon brands.
Next head into Bardstown for lunch, Kentucky’s second oldest city and considered one of the most beautiful small towns in America. After spending some time in Bardstown, travel down the road at bit to Maker’s Mark and see the story behind the iconic wax-topped bottle. The last stop of the day is your home-away-from-home at the pastoral Marion Fair RV Park.
For a full day (or two!) of distillery stops, start with historic Four Roses Bourbon. Here you’ll enjoy the quiet Kentucky countryside and charming Spanish-style architecture while tasting their award-winning bourbon. Only eight miles away you’ll find Wild Turkey, with an impressive visitor center and rich history. Buffalo Trace and Woodford Reserve are not to be missed; both are registered historic landmarks. The location to park your RV for the night is none of than the Kentucky Horse Park. Worth a visit on its own with attractions like horse shows, museums and rides, this facility also offers spacious and lovely RV sites.
End your journey in Lexington, the second largest city in Kentucky and home to the University of Kentucky. If you haven’t had enough distilleries, there are two here worth visiting: Barrel House Distillery and Lexington Brewing Company, the only place on the trail to taste both bourbon and beer.
Keep in mind that these are just some of the distilleries you can visit. Goss RV can customize a tour to meet your needs and timeline. Contact us to learn more about exploring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in a Goss RV luxury motorcoach.
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How will you, your friends and family get to enjoy The Bourbon Trail this year? If you don’t already own an RV, or if you are looking to upgrade to a newer motorhome, visit Goss RV today. We can help you decide if you should purchase a new RV or go with a luxury RV rental. We have a large inventory of some of the finest motorhomes currently available. Give us a call today at (770) 288-5945 or visit their website at Goss RV for more details.