Manhattan (East) Bourbon Tour

The Manhattan recipe is one of the most classic and notorious recipes featuring bitters, vermouth, spicy bourbon, and garnish of cherry. This tour features three distilleries know for their history both before and after Prohibition when this cocktail made its place in history. The day starts with Buffalo Trace which is the oldest continually operating distillery in the United States followed by Woodford Reserve being the oldest of the 10 Bourbon Trail distilleries.  Then a final stop at Kentucky Artisans-a contract distiller which features a 100% High Rye Whiskey in the tasting room called Highspire as well as the Jefferson’s Reserve products. This tour includes catered flavorful food to prepare your palates for rye forward bourbons from Splendid Fare catering. You will have plenty to eat throughout the day but we will always have a scheduled lunch stop in the event you are still hungry. In addition to food we provide waters, ice, napkins, sodas and silverware.

Manhattan Group Tour — $159 per person

Itinerary (8 hours):

  • 8:30am – Pickup from the Brown Hotel in Downtown Louisville at 335 W Broadway  
  • 10:00 am – Tour and tasting at Buffalo Trace or Woodford depending on the day
  • 11:45 am – lunch at Staxx BBQ in Frankfort
  • 1:00 pm – Tour and tasting at Buffalo trace or Woodford depending on the day
  • 3:00 pm – Tour and tasting at Kentucky Artisans in Crestwood
  • 4:30 pm – Drop off at the Brown Hotel


Price: 159 dollars per person 21 and up


Lunch stop: Lunch will be at Staxx BBQ in Frankfort after your tour at Buffalo Trace. The menu can be viewed here: You are responsible for purchasing your lunch which you should anticipate around 15 dollars per person.

An initial gratuity is included for the driver, but additional gratuities are welcomed.

All Guests must be 21+ for group tours, or on private tours if guests wish to drink alcohol in the vehicle. PLEASE NOTE: Distilleries prohibit alcoholic beverages to be consumed on site.

Smoking on the grounds or in the vehicle is strictly prohibited.

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