Bourbon Experiences at the Derby Museum

Sip, savor and seek thrills with our unique selection of bourbon experiences at the Museum! Learn about the rich history of Thoroughbred racing while indulging in Kentucky’s finest spirits.

Bourbon and Bridles Experience
Bourbon & Bridles Experience

You’ll start with a tour of historic Churchill Downs to learn why horse racing and Bourbon are a perfect pair. Then wrap up with a tasting of well known bourbons lead by our knowledgable tour guide.

Derby Cafe Express cocktails
Derby Cafe and Bourbon Bar on the Urban Bourbon Trail

The Urban Bourbon Trail® includes more than 40 bars and restaurants around Derby City. One of these stops is the Derby Cafe Express at the Museum. Stop by for a cocktail or a classic mint julep.

Hermitage Farm Tour
Hermitage Farm and Derby Museum Tour

This is an all-day, immersive experience which takes you from the Museum to the Farm and will leave you with a new-found love and appreciation for all things horse racing and bourbon.

Bridal Shower at KDM
Mint Julep University

Enroll in the most exciting class you'll ever take and graduate a mint julep master. This hands on experience has quickly become a group favorite!

Bourbon Club
Bourbon Club

If you want the scoop on what’s hot in the bourbon world, this is the club for you! A must-have for the bourbon lovers to the bourbon beginners.

Derby Cafe Express cocktails
Tours of Churchill Downs®

Build your own bourbon experience by touring the famous Churchill Downs Racetrack and conclude in the Museum's bourbon bar for a specialty cocktail or flight.

Bourbon product in KDM store
Bourbon Swag

We've got sweet bourbon swag. Exclusive bourbon bottles, bourbon merchandise, glassware and apparel for Kentucky's native spirit!


Bourbon pouring out of barrel
Woman taking photo of Aristides Garden
Hermitage Farm lunch
Thoroughbreds in field


Bourbon Experiences at Derby Museum