The Kentucky Bourbon Trail has a new passport, field guide available to visitors – The Whiskey Wash

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour is celebrating its 22nd birthday with a new Bourbon Trail Passport & Field Guide for visitors – but there’s a twist this year.

The usual 150-page guide includes maps of the way, routes and cocktail recipes, advice, tasting notes and information about the 19 participating distilleries. This year, however, the passport stamps that guests collect during the trial will unlock access to special collector’s bottles and private barrels, souvenir barware, tastings and other rewards.

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Pass 2021

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Passport 2021 (Image via Kentucky Distillers’ Association)

“This new guidebook is a must-have resource for Kentucky Bourbon tourists exploring the rich history and legacy of our distinctive spirits.” said Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, which founded the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Adventure in 1999, in a prepared statement. “We are very excited about all the rewards that now come with your Passport stamp. Visitors demand unique bottles and exclusive souvenirs that they can only get in Kentucky. We listened and our distilleries have worked hard to improve their Kentucky bourbon journey. ”

The guide contains information such as: B. Whether a distillery has an on-site restaurant or cocktails, accepts online reservations, makes spirits other than bourbon, and much more.

Adam Johnson, KDA’s senior director of the Kentucky Bourbon Trial Experiences, said passport holders can register their field guide online to be kept up to date with the latest news and events at participating distilleries.

“The KBT program has come a long way over the past 22 years,” said Johnson. “It’s more about enjoying the Bourbon journey than racing to get your passport completed. This new book is a perfect companion piece that allows guests to celebrate our legendary Bourbon culture with ease. “

Customers can purchase the new Passport & Field Guide at participating distilleries for the suggested retail price of $ 5.99. They are also available online.

“We’re excited to bring you an easy-to-use, pocket-sized travel guide that will help you discover that Kentucky Bourbon is more than just a drink. It’s a way of life, ”said Dee Ford, chair of the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail Advisory Panel.

The Bourbon Trail Passport & Field Guide also features the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, which the KDA launched in 2012 as the country’s first and only tourist attraction to showcase the state’s thriving boutique distilleries.

Visitors have until December 31st to use old passports for both the KBT and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour experiences.

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