Welcome Please find below some helpful information. Bourbon Trail Information: One Man's Experience - Bishop I recommend doing this in a party of no more then 4. Visiting the distillers is more about seeing the history of these places and purchasing a hard to find pour or two not getting drunk. Save that for Dinner and the Bars. Nothing is more annoying then the "Bro" who just wants to get to the tasting. You will likely experience these guys coming off the Bus Tours. Louisville Peerless Tour 4/5 Great Micro Distillery Tour. Good first stop out of Louisville. Tasting 4/5 Get to try all products and a 5th option from their current new selections Gift Shop 4/5 Great Selection of Bottles. Gets $$$. Bar n/a No Bar Old Forester Tour 4/5 Solid Tour. Heard it gets very crowded on the Weekends. Tasting 4/5 Did the entire Whiskey Row series. Gave the history and story of each bottle Gift Shop 3/5 Nothing Special. Bar 5/5 Lots of options to try hard to find pours. Had this past years Birthday Bourbon Evan Williams Tour 5/5 More of an Experience then a Tour. Walk through the history of Louisville and Evan Williams. Tasting 4/5 Normal Evan Williams offerings. Highlight is a 12 Year Evan Williams only available on tour Gift Shop 3/5 The 12 year cost $150. Luckily you get to taste it first. Bar n/a no bar Stiztel-Weller Tour 4/5 So much history. Short Tour but well worth it. Tasting 3/5 A lot of Bulleit products. Do get to try Blade and Bow. Gift Shop 3/5 Good Merch and Bottles of Blade & Bow. Sell 1 bottle of 22 Year a Day. Bar 4/5 Nice Garden & Gun Club Bar upstairs. Bulleit, Orphan Barrel and Blade & Bow bourbons available. Can get a pour of Blade & Bow 22 year old for $150. Comes with some extras. Frankfort/Lexington Area Four Roses Tour n/a Was unable to book tour Tasting 4/5 Went through the whole Four Roses lineup Gift Shop 5/5 Had a Private Select Single Barrel available for purchase w/ engraving available Bar n/a 9am tasting was a lot. Bar was open but we did not participate Wild Turkey Tour n/a No Tours during renovations Tasting n/a No Tasting during renovations Gift Shop 3/5 Temporary Gift Shop still had good selection of Wild Turkey Offerings Bar n/a Temporary Bar in back making mixed drinks and a small selection of pours Buffalo Trace Tour 5/5 Tours are Free and get booked quickly a month in advance. Check their site. Did the Trace Tour and it was excellent lots of history. Our Tour Guide suggested the Hard Hat Tour. Tasting 2/5 Wheatley Vodka, BT, Weller Reserve, Blanton's, Bourbon Cream, Root Beer. Small plastic cups are used and other tours have made fun of BT for doing this. Gift Shop 5/5 Huge! Get ready to spend some money. They have a rotation of what is available between EHT Small Batch, Weller Reserve, Eagle Rare, and Blanton's. BT is always available Bar n/a They have a bar that serves the tasting for that day that you can purchase if unable to do the tour Woodford Tour n/a Was unable to book tour Tasting n/a unable to book tasting Gift Shop 3/5 Nice Gift shop. Plenty of different bottles to buy. Bar 4/5 Good Selection. The best part is the back patio that over looks the Distillery. Great to chill and have a drink. Castle & Key Tour 5/5 The Grounds are amazing. The Tour Takes you through the Castle and tells more of the history Tasting 2/5 Cocktails for their Vodka and Gin. 1 pour of their Small Batch Gift Shop 2/5 Sell all of their offerings and a lot of clothing for women. Bar 2/5 Lots of drink options. Had the worst tasting Highball. Get a Vodka or Gin Drink and chill in the Gardens. Bardstown Willett Tour n/a Was unable to book tour Tasting n/a unable to book tasting Gift Shop 4/5 Good offering of their lower tier offerings. Plenty of Old Bardstown variations Bar 5/5 The Highlight. Book a reservation at the Bar over anything. Food is also incredible. Expect to spend some money. Heaven Hill Tour 5/5 BiB Tour was great. Believe it is the only tour where you drink while walking the rickhouses Tasting 5/5 Had all BiB offerings while on the tour and learned about each of them. Gift Shop 5/5 Lots of offerings. Was told the EC18 was put out when they opened. Bar 5/5 Very Wide Selection of Heaven Hill offerings. Can taste about anything if will to spend the money Bardstown Bourbon Co. Tour 3/5 Nothing Special. More Modern then others with video presentation and headphones. Built for IG influencers. Tasting 2/5 White Dog, 3 Year old Bourbon and a pour of their Fusion Series Gift Shop 3/5 Has everything they offer if you want to spend the money Bar 3/5 Bar and Restaurant our their highlights. Book the restaurant over anything else. Jim Beam Tour 5/5 Very expansive tour. Can bottle your own Knob Creek Single Barrel and add your thumb print into the wax. Tasting 3/5 Jim Beam, Knob Creek and some Basil Hayden Gift Shop 4/5 Very Cool space. Lots of Merch. Not sure if they put out anything allocated. Bar 5/5 The Kitchen has a great bar and food. Was able to have a pour of Little Book and some Bookers at great prices. Note: Bourbon availability varies. Some are common in some areas and rare in others: Entry Level Bourbon Under $30: Bolded we highly recommend and are well regarded in the drinking world. Not bolded, we recommend Four Roses Small Batch Bulleit Wild Turkey 101 Woodford Reserve Buffalo Trace (hard to find in some areas) 1792 Makers Mark - Wheat Old Gran Dad 114 Elijah Craig Jefferson Weller Special Reserve (Green Label) – (hard to find in some areas) Wheat Common Bourbon $30-$50: Jefferson's Reserve Russell's Reserve 10 Old Scout - Smooth Ambler Eagle Rare (Hard to find) Michter's (including American Whiskey) Four Roses Single Barrel Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Rowan’s Creek Noah’s Mill Common Bourbon $50-$100: Four Roses Single Barrel Select Barrel Proof (most prefer the "OE" batches, but all are good) Barrell Bourbon – Infinity & Cask High West Bourye - Hard to find EH Taylor Small Batch (40-55) Buy on Sight (price ranges listed) (Underlined if super rare) High West Midwinter Night's Dram (80-100) Blanton's & Blanton’s Gold (55-90) Old Forester 1910 (55-65) Old Forester Birthday (100-120) Barrell Bourbon - Dovetail (80-100) Elmer T Lee (40-60) John J Bowman Single Barrel (50-60) McKenna 10 (45-55) Michter’s 10 (120-150) Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel (70-100) Parker's Heritage any (150-170) Weller Antique 107 (Red Label) (55-75) Peerless Bourbon (70-90) Weller 12yr (Black Label) (40-60) Stagg Jr (60- 70) Weller Full Proof (Blue Lable) and CYPB (70-80) Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (70-100) Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (I believe msrp on all is $99) William Larue Weller Sazarac 18 Thomas H. Handy Eagle Rare 17 George T Stagg Pappy Val Winkle (Good luck finding!) PVW 23 (300-400) PVW 20 (200-300) PVW 15 (120-200) Old Rip Van Winkle 10 (75-100) & ORVW Family Reserve 12 (100-125) Caribou Crossing (very similar to Blantons) (50-65) EH Taylor Single Barrel (70-100) Maybe Try Something Else I.W. Harper (Regular & 15 Year) Rabbit Hole for the price Whistle Pig for the price Orphan Barrel for the price Town Branch Rebel Yell Evan Williams (non-single barrel) The 5 Bourbon Commandments 1. It must be made in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to be made in Kentucky, although 95 percent of the world’s supply is. 2. Aging must take place in a new, charred, oak barrel. Whiskey can be aged in used barrels and often is. The bourbon must be aged for at least two years to be considered a straight bourbon. 3. The mash must be at least 51 percent corn. 4. The whiskey cannot enter the barrel at higher than 125 proof. It cannot enter the bottle at a proof less than 80. 5. Nothing can be added but water and only to lessen the proof when necessary. Other whiskeys can add color and flavor. Not bourbon, it must be au naturel. goblue31602 Detlef Schrempf Anison visa pperc15 BrickTamland NYGator Artoo xec @Thoros of Bourbon Baseballman86 Beeds07 Daniel Ocean WillieHuff To that end, it may be helpful for some of the people here to get a primer on how to create a label. We should probably add it to the OP too. In general... 1. Open an account at Fedex/UPS. 2. Click on create shipment. 3. Enter addresses and phone numbers 4. Choose "use my own packaging" (doesn't require dimensions) 5. Add weight. Typically 3.5 lbs. per bottle. 6. Select shipping method (usually lowest rate - generally $15-22 - Ground) 7. Choose Print label. 8 Click on printer icon or actual print button and print as PDF. 9. Save PDF file to computer and email or attach as file. (If you are too technologically impaired, take a high quality picture of it and you should be able to use that to attach as a file.) Always just put 2lbs, they're going to adjust it to whatever it actually comes out to, they never credit you if you overpaid artoo is out of the bourbon game and we are updating the first post with recommendations and requiring single barrel select type posters. Please be patient as we hand select the best options.