Kentucky Bourbon Trail
June 4 - 7, 2021
Overview & Pricing
Join the Washington State University Alumni Association and Coug Fans Travel along the banks of the Ohio River as we journey through the heartland of American bourbon whiskey! Packages include deluxe Louisville hotel accommodations, tour welcome event with bourbon steward, countryside bourbon distillery tours, urban distillery tour, and more!
- Three (3) nights deluxe hotel ACCOMMODATIONS at the Galt House Hotel
- Check-in: Friday, June 4
- Check-out: Monday, June 7
- Friday evening WELCOME EVENT
- Bourbon 101 event with a certified bourbon steward
- Tastings, flavor pairings, and Q&A session also included
- Private RURAL BOURBON EXPERIENCE tour on Saturday, June 5
- Visit multiple historic distilleries in the beautiful Kentucky countryside
- Includes group lunch
- Private URBAN BOURBON EXPERIENCE tour on Sunday, June 6
- Private “Inside the Barrel” tour at Angel’s Envy, Louisville’s most unique distillery
- Exclusive cocktail class with expert mixologist, including a drink of your choice
- Group tasting and small plate pairing with live entertainment also included
- Round-trip motor coach TRANSFERS for Saturday and Sunday’s tours
- Hotel BREAKFAST VOUCHER Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
- Event LANYARD and CREDENTIAL
- On-site SET TRAVEL HOSTS and HOTEL HOSPITALITY DESK
- TAXES and GRATUITIES on all included items
PLEASE NOTE: Transportation to/from Louisville is not included.
*Pricing per person, based on occupancy.
*Extra nights. Price per person.
Max Occupancy: 4
Max Adult: 4
Max Children: 3
The Galt House Hotel
140 N Fourth Street | Louisville, KY 40202
Louisville’s Waterfront Hotel™ is quite simply the best place to find a unique and authentic experience in this exciting city. Sip some bourbon while taking in spectacular views of the Ohio River. On 4th & Main, the Galt House is where guests come to experience, immerse and delight in Louisville’s winning spirit. No other hotel can grant guests access to the city like the Galt House, from the central location in the heart of the business community, museum district, cultural center, and Urban Bourbon Trail, to the unique waterfront location. Status as the “official hotel” of all that matters makes us Louisville’s always-iconic hotel and ultimate lifestyle destination, reflective of Louisville’s energy, excitement and contemporary spirit.
Max Occupancy: 4 / Max Adults: 4 & Max Children: 3
Friday Welcome Event
Our Friday evening welcome gathering will feature a Bourbon 101 event including novice bourbon education with tastings, flavor pairings, and a Q&A session.
We are thrilled that our Bourbon 101 event is scheduled to be conducted by Tim Knittel. Tim is a Kentucky bourbon industry insider with over 10 years experience in bourbon education. He is also a certified Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward (often compared to a Bourbon Sommelier) which is the highest classification available for a professional bourbon educator. Some of Tim's other roles include being the the Bourbon-Steward-In-Residence at The Kentucky Castle and an Adjunct Professor at Midway University.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Saturday Rural Bourbon Experience
We will visit multiple historic distilleries on this guided tour, all located in the scenic Kentucky countryside. Walking in the footsteps of generations of master distillers, we will be escorted through the long, renowned journey of bourbon. Lunch is included at one of our stops.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Sunday Urban Bourbon Experience
This includes an all-access pass to Louisville’s most unique distillery – Angel’s Envy. At Angel’s Envy we get to enjoy a tailored behind-the-scenes tour just for our group, the “Inside the Barrel Tour.” We also have a unique opportunity to learn from a master mixologist at a private cocktail class. After a drink of your choice, we will mingle with limited-batch tastings, small plate pairings, and live entertainment.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Friday, June 4
Arrival Day – Check into the Galt House and meet SET Staff to pick up souvenirs and on-site travel documents. In the early evening, enjoy a special welcome event with an expert Bourbon Steward, Time Knittel, featuring a Bourbon 101 orientation event with tastings, flavor pairings, and a Q&A session.
Saturday, June 5
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we head out into the beautiful Kentucky countryside for our Rural Bourbon Experience. Today we will visit multiple historic distilleries on this guided tour. We will also walk in the footsteps of generations of master distillers as we take you through the long, renowned journey of bourbon. Lunch is included at one of our stops.
Sunday, June 6
Breakfast at the hotel is included. In the afternoon we experience a new age of distilling with our Urban Bourbon Experience. This includes an all-access pass to Louisville’s most unique distillery – Angel’s Envy. At Angel’s Envy we get to enjoy a tailored behind-the-scenes tour just for our group, the “Inside the Barrel Tour.” We also have a unique opportunity to learn from a master mixologist at a private cocktail class. After a drink of your choice, we will mingle with limited-batch tastings, small plate pairings, and live entertainment. A great way to end a weekend!
Monday, June 7
Departure Day – Breakfast at the hotel included. Check-out of the Galt House Hotel and have a safe trip home!
What is a “Land-Only” package?
A Land-Only package includes all the items listed as “tour package features” EXCEPT for air transportation, airport/hotel transfers, and baggage handling. A Land-Only package would be appropriate should the tour participant not be able to conveniently depart/return from the same city listed in the Air package or wish to travel on their own. Please note flights and/or motor coach transportation to the destination city is not included in this type of package.
What’s included in my price?
Your final price includes room and all hotel taxes. It does not include items such as charges for meals, parking, rollaway beds, phone calls, valet and room service, or any other items of a personal nature.
What does “Single,” “Double,” “Triple,” and “Quad” mean?
Single, Double, Triple, and Quad refer to how many adults (13 and over) are sharing each room (total room occupancy). For example, if two adults wish to stay in the same room, the price would be the Double price, and this would be per person.
Do I need travel insurance?
Due to the investment of your travel package, we strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate insurance coverage. Medical insurance policies may not protect your travels away from home and often have out-of-network deductibles. Likewise, coverage through credit cards and travel suppliers can have shortfalls and not fully protect you. For additional information, please click on the Insurance link on the bottom right of this website.
What does the “Child” price mean?
Children’s prices are limited to those 12 years of age or under sharing a room with one or more adults and using existing bedding. For example, if the room is shared with one adult, the single rate applies as the adult’s price plus the child’s price. If the room is shared with two adults, the double rate applies as each adult’s price plus the child’s price.
What type of payments do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Debit cards featuring the Visa or MasterCard logo are also accepted; however, please be advised these types of cards typically have a maximum amount that you may charge daily. Please check with your financial institution. If you are making a phone reservation, we also will accept personal checks.
When will I receive my tour documents?
Tour documents are typically emailed two to three weeks prior to departure for regular season football weekends and specialty programs while bowl game participants will receive theirs five to seven days out. Itineraries for special events, such as the Final Four, will be sent via email just prior to leaving. If you are not the main reservation contact and would like to receive the emailed tour documents, please add your email to the reservation or contact your booking agent.
If I’m not traveling, can I make a reservation for someone else?
When completing the reservation, use the name of the person for whom you are making the reservation. When entering credit card information, you may use your credit card and billing address for payment.