From Bardstown to Louisville with Heaven Hill Distillery and Mint Julep Tours
RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2016
Louisville, KY – Having a well rounded, palette-pleasing bourbon experience doesn’t have to take an entire day. Bourbon lovers can now sign up for Heaven & Evan, a unique, exclusive tour and tasting experience organized by Mint Julep Tours. The experience transports you from downtown Louisville to nearby Bardstown and back in five and a half hours, making it the perfect option for people looking to maximize their time.
For just $175 per person, you have the opportunity to visit two staples of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, both owned and operated by Heaven Hill—the Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky, and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville. Along the way, you will interact with Master Distillers and Brand Ambassadors to taste some of the world’s finest bourbons, including some limited releases from each center.
There are five opportunities to attend Heaven & Evan this year. Guests can choose from the following dates:
- Friday, May 20th
- Friday, July 29th
- Thursday, September 22nd
- Thursday, October 27th
- Friday, November 18th
On all dates, the event begins at 4 p.m. and ends at approximately 9:30 p.m.
The unforgettable experience begins at The Galt House, where Mint Julep Tours will pick you up and transport you to Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center. Once there, you can whet your appetite with heavy appetizers and specialty cocktails before partaking in an intimate bourbon tasting held inside one of 51 rickhouses from America’s largest independent, family-owned producer of Bourbon, Heaven Hill. One of Heaven Hill’s Master Distillers will lead the tasting, which will include Larceny Bourbon and a unique limited release product. While inside the rickhouse, guests will also be given the rare opportunity to pull and taste Elijah Craig Bourbon straight from a barrel utilizing a Whiskey Thief.
“We are excited to partner with Mint Julep Tours to showcase each of Heaven Hill’s visitor centers featured on the world famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Through the Heaven & Evan event, guests will not only develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation for our native spirit, but they will also be provided with a unique opportunity to interact with distillers one-on-one, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience complete with behind-the-scenes access and offerings that are not typically available to the public,” stated Larry Kass, Director of Trade Relations for Heaven Hill.
After your experience at the Bourbon Heritage Center, Mint Julep Tours will transport you back to Louisville to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. There, inside the Prohibition-Era Speakeasy Lounge, guests will be treated to additional heavy appetizers, desserts and specialty cocktails. Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs will lead a Bourbon tasting that includes Evan Williams Single Barrel and two other limited release offerings, including Evan Williams Red 12-Year-Old and Evan Williams 23-Year-Old, which normally retails for $289 per bottle.
The night wraps with a guided tour of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, during which everyone will get to sign a barrel of Bourbon, and one lucky guest will get to bung it. As a keepsake, guests will receive a complimentary specially labeled bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel signed by Heaven Hill’s Master Distillers.
Guests will be transported back to The Galt House via a tour bus at 9:30PM. Heaven & Evan is limited to 23 guests per night, making it an intimate experience that any bourbon lover will not soon forget.
ABOUT MINT JULEP TOURS – Mint Julep Tours is the only dedicated tour company focused on The Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Based in Louisville, Kentucky they offer Custom and Public Bourbon Distillery Tours as well as unique Exclusive Experiences, Horse Farm Tours, Culinary Tours, and Louisville City Tours. As a truly one-of-a-kind tour company, Mint Julep Tours also offers transportation and event planning services with a focus on Special Events, Corporate Outings and Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties. Specialty horse and bourbon-related gifts are available at the Mint Julep Tours retail store inside the Galt House on the third floor of the Rivue Tower at 140 North 4th Street Suite 326, Louisville, KY 40202.
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