This tour combines two of Kentucky’s most treasured icons: bourbon and Thoroughbreds. Bourbon and Bridles begins with an engaging tour at Churchill Downs, intertwining the history of bourbon and horse racing in Kentucky. While walking through historic Churchill Downs, you’ll learn fun facts about why horse racing and bourbon go together, including what makes a Thoroughbred a Thoroughbred, and a bourbon a bourbon. Pick up facts about distillery owners who have also won the Derby, and how some guests imbibed on Derby day during Prohibition.
The tour ends inside the Museum’s Derby Cafe Express, an official stop on Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail, where guests will enjoy a bourbon tasting along with an interactive lesson on how to make and enjoy the famous Mint Julep.
Not available on Thurby Day (Thursday, April 30)
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