Visiting Bourbon Country?

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If you want to visit bourbon country but you aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place.  There are as many different ways to experience bourbon country as there are bourbons, so you can easily get lost trying to figure out how to tailor your trip to your own needs and preferences.  Here are some resources and suggestions to help you plan your getaway.  If you have any questions or need additional info, please feel free to tweet me @LouGirl502!

Start by reading my Kentucky Bourbon Trail Survival Guide.  It’s a quick read and it covers the very basics you need to know before you start planning your visit, such as ditching your GPS, calling ahead, and not over-scheduling yourself.

Next check out my 2015 Bourbon Bucket List.  If you can plan your visit to coincide with some of the special events that happen annually around bourbon country, that can really make your trip special.  That’s not to say you can’t have an awesome time any week of the year, but it’s nice to know you could visit dozens of times and never have the same experience twice.

Brush up on your knowledge of Louisville.  Read Ten Surprising Ways Louisville Has Shaped Bourbon And Bourbon Has Shaped Louisville, Louisville Is The Center Of The Bourbon Universe, Ten Reasons Louisville Is Great For Bourbon Lovers, and Louisville Is For Learning . . . About Bourbon!  Then brush up on your bourbon facts with Ten Things Every Louisvillian Must Know About Bourbon, because once you leave bourbon country you’ll be an honorary Louisville bourbonite.

If you’ve got a weekend to spend, check out my Bourbon Weekend Getaway Itinerary.

Also check out my list of Essential Louisville Bourbon Bars.

Other useful links:

Spring Into Kentucky Bourbon Tourism

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

The Urban Bourbon Trail

Mint Julep Tours

Free and Discounted Distillery Tours for Active Duty Military

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