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Bourbon in the Bluegrass

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    What to Expect
    The tour departs from Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington at approximately 9:00 a.m. (You will receive an email with exact time prior to the date of the tour.) The first stop of the day will be at Woodford Reserve Distillery for a tour of the historic distillery and grounds and tastings of their hand crafted small batch bourbons.  The next stop will be at Buffalo Trace Distillery where you will tour the National Historic Landmark distillery and taste bourbon that has 200 years of distilling experience behind it.  Lunch will be the next stop at a local restaurant (locations may vary).  The final stop of the day will be at Four Roses Distillery, the 2017 winner of "America's Best Kentucky Bourbon" for their 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch, for a distillery tour and tastings.  All distillery stops will include time to shop for bourbon and bourbon related items in the distillery gift shops.  Finally, you will travel back to Lexington with return to Griffin Gate Marriott at approximately 5:00 p.m.

    The tour includes transportation provided by expert guides, all tours and tastings and bottled water.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Griffin Gate Marriott, Lexington
    Departure Time
    9:00 a.m. (Email will be sent to confirm exact time)
    • Transport by air-conditioned van/bus.
    • Expert commentary on board.
    • Tours of Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, and Four Roses Distillery with tastings.
    • Professional guides.
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges.
    • Bottled water.
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Central Kentucky Tours
    • Lunch
    • Alcoholic drinks other than tastings (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Available for private tours of 6 or more)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

    Bruce was great. He filled in information in between the different distilleries. Very personable, and very informative. If you're visiting the bourbon trail, this is the way to go. Highly recommend.

    Thank Steve C
    Bruce A, Owner at Central Kentucky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

    Thanks for taking the time to review. Glad you loved KY Bruce

    Reviewed August 6, 2018

    Our group did the Bourbon Trail tour, and Bruce helped craft a custom private tour for us as well. We had an absolute blast! Communication and confirmation of itineraries leading up to the tour dates was excellent. Tour Guides Donnie and Jeff were true professionals...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Ross L
    Bruce A, Owner at Central Kentucky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

    Glad you enjoyed your time with Jeff and Donnie. We are all life long Kentuckians and love our part of the world. Come back and see us again Bruce

    Reviewed July 27, 2018

    Bruce took us on a tour that included stops at four bourbon distilleries: Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Wild Turkey, and Woodford Reserve. Woodford Reserve is a must see if you get to the area and Buffalo Trace was a neat tour as well but they...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Adam S
    Kentucky123, Owner at Central Kentucky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

    Thanks for taking the time to review. Four roses should open back up in Sept Bruce

    Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

    We enjoyed very much our tour to Buffalo Trace, Four Roses and Wild Turkey with Bruce! Lunch at Heaven to Betsy’s was fantastic! We’ll be back soon so we can get to Woodford Reserve and Maker’s Mark. Thanks for a terrific day.

    Thank 643kathyc
    Kentucky123, Owner at Central Kentucky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

    Thanks for taking the time to review. Fall is a great time to visit, to get your other two in Bruce

    Reviewed July 23, 2018

    We loved our tour! Donnie picked us and another couple up at the Beaumont Inn and we visited Four Roses, Buffalo Trace and Woodford. He was super knowledgable about the history of each distillery and the towns we passed through. Gave us a great tip...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank ShakingTree
    Kentucky123, Owner at Central Kentucky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

    Thanks for your very nice review. Glad Donnie was able to show you around Central Kentucky....we are all 'lifer's" Bruce

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    February 10, 2019|
    Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
    Lunch was on your own...we went to a small deli which Had huge sandwiches...you will have to check website to update information on distilleries and days that tours take place..Enjoy
    Patrick P
    August 9, 2018|
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    Response from ShakingTree | Reviewed this property |
    We really liked the Four Roses. It was unique architecturally and had one of the better tasting experiences we had on our tour. Having said that, the Central Kentucky Tours guys have a really good knowledge of all the... More
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