Exclusive Bourbon Tour of Maker's & Willet

The AOH presents an Inside Look at Bourbon -­‐ an exclusive, private tour.
When: October 29, 2014

Board  the  Mint  Julep  Tour  Bus  to  visit  two  of  Kentucky’s  best  distilleries  -­‐ the  historic  Willet  Distilling  Company  and  Maker’s  Mark

9:30 am
The tour begins in Louisville, where you will board the tour bus and we will be on our way to the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown. The First stop will be the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History in the historic Spalding Hall. Circa 1826 the hall has served as a seminary, hospital for both the North and South during the Civil War and now home to a collection of rare artifacts dating from pre-­‐Colonial days. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to get things started and take a tour of the museum.

12:00 pm We will then top for lunch at the Historic Talbott Inn in Bardstown.

1:30 pm: We travel the short distance to Willet Distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour where we take our first tour and tastings – a great way to start!

3:00 pm: We go to Maker’s Mark where we will be lead on a private tour of the distillery by Bill Samuels with current President Rob Samuels. The distillery is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest operating at is original site. Bill will take us through the Maker’s process and into the nooks and crannies of the distillery and will make sure that we each get our Angel’s Share! The tour will go into one of the private tasting suites where we will be guided through a tasting of bourbon from inception to finished product. We then head next to the gift shop where each tour member will be given a bottle that they can dip themselves into the beautiful red wax or have one of the Maker’s staff do it with their professional touch. Bill will sign each bottle and take photos with all present.

5:30 pm: We will head back to Bardstown where we will enjoy a very nice dinner and drinks at The Brickhouse Restaurant which is located on the lower floor of Spalding Hall. You will be served your choice of entreesfrom a specially prepared menu along with signature cocktails and bourbons.

Last, we travel back to Louisville (estimated arrival is 8pm) with a very happy bus load of people!

This is an exclusive tour with very limited seating.

You can enjoy a day to remember for only $200, inclusive for all food, drinks and tours with proceeds helping support the 2015 St. Patrick’s Parade.

You can purchase tickets online, or call Patrick Ryan at 1-618-791-2571 or Brad Miller at 1-859-537-6145.

Sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, presenters of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade and other fun events including the Wearin’ O’ the Green, Irish for Kids Golf Scramble for Boys & Girls Haven, Irish Christmas at Molly Malones and Irish New Year’s Eve at Flanagans in support of Irish culture and local charities.