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Do you like your bourbon with a kick? The Manhattan is one of the most classic recipes, featuring bitters, vermouth, a spicy bourbon, and a cherry garnish. R&R’s Manhattan Bourbon Tour takes you through the rolling hills of the Frankfort area, surrounded by the horse farms and bluegrass that make the state famous. This tour features the spicy bourbons of two of the oldest operating distilleries in the world, and finishes with a modern take on a classic spirit.
INSIDER TIPS: Perfect for the first-time bourbon tourist, these distilleries will walk you through the fascinating history and mechanics of the distillation process. If doing a multiple-day tour, the Manhattan Tour on Day 1 makes for a great start. Tours on this leg will typically take slightly longer than the South or Urban areas.
SAMPLE Manhattan Tour Itinerary
- 8:30 am: Pickup
- Buffalo Trace
- Woodford Reserve
- Kentucky Artisan (Jefferson Reserve) (may vary by season)
- 6:00 pm: Dropoff
Manhattan Public Bourbon Tour — $179 per person
Take your seat on our luxury van or mini-bus and join us on our all-day group tour of the Frankfort area bourbon distilleries. Our group tours provide an economical option for smaller groups who do not wish to reserve a private vehicle. Prices include transportation, catered snacks and sodas, and all distillery admissions. Lunch and optional dinner package not included.
Our public tour departs at 8:30a.m. from the Brown Hotel, 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202. Guests will return to the Brown at approximately 6:00p.m. An optional dinner package is available if you’d like to end your day with a hot brown and nightcap!
Manhattan Private Vehicle Tour Package— $596 and up, plus $60 per person for tickets
Perfect for larger groups or those who wish to travel at their own pace! Your group will enjoy a full 8-hour day in your own chauffeured private vehicle, following the Manhattan Tour itinerary. These Distilleries are surrounded by the horse farms of Kentucky and have some of the oldest in the state of Kentucky. We take care of the driving and arranging your visits to each distillery, so with one click your tour is set and ready to go! Distillery admission, eight hours of chauffeured transportation (including 3 distillery stops and lunch) and pickup/dropoff anywhere within 150 miles of Louisville is included. The lunch stop is at your choice of location, but meal prices are not included.
Please note: the Manhattan package is a set itinerary, available for online bookings only, and cannot be customized. For custom tour options, see below.
Click Here or Call (502) 458-1862 for pricing and custom itinerary options. Vehicles available from 3-passenger sedans through 38-passenger motorcoach. All-day packages start at $596* ($79 – $100 average per person for groups of 8 or more). Distillery tickets, tax and meals extra.
For a custom bourbon tour, choose from these fine distilleries:
Other Tour Options:
* An eight-hour package will typically allow time for 3 distillery tours and lunch. Pricing for private tours does not include entrance fees which are typically under $15 per person for each distillery. Meals not included.
Please bring a photo ID.
All guests must be 21+ (or accompanied by a parent or guardian) for public tours, or on private tours if any guests wish to drink alcohol in the vehicle. Please note: Distilleries prohibit alcoholic beverages to be consumed outside of the vehicle.
Smoking on the grounds or in the vehicle is strictly prohibited.