Photo: My Old Kentucky Dinner Train/Facebook

This Bardstown Train Tour Is the Ultimate Whiskey Drinking Experience in the US

Kentucky Train Travel News
by Olivia Harden Aug 25, 2021

Calling all bourbon lovers: My Old Kentucky Dinner Train is back on the tracks as of Aug. 21. It’s like those popular wine trains, but with a little more heft from America’s classic spirit.

The train covers 36 miles over the course of two and a half hours on 1940s vintage dining cars that are pulled by two 1950s F-unit locomotives. The train ride begins in Bardstown, Kentucky, also known as the Bourbon Capital of the World thanks to its 11 local and regional distilleries. You’ll pass by notable sites including the Jim Beam distillery, Jesse James’s safe house, and the Jackson Hollow Trestle in the Bernheim Forest.

The My Old Kentucky Dinner Train dining car

Photo: Visit Bardstown/Twitter

Riders will also get to enjoy a four-course meal, prepared fresh on board, paired with a complimenting bourbon. Master distillers will help passengers pick the right fit while teaching the history and craft of the spirit.

Tickets start at $115 per person, with the option to purchase a more private setting. Online tickets are no longer available, but you can call the reservation number to snag a few seats.

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