Here is an interesting list of bourbon-related places.
** MINT JULEP TOURS-- Considering what you're sampling, the best way to do it. Full day tours $119 a person. www.mintjuleptours.com
** LOUISVILLE VISITORS CENTER-- Information of bourbon tours as well as the Urban Bourbon Trail featuring 19 local places featuring 50 or more bourbons. 301 S. Fourth Street www.gotolouisville.com
** OSCAR GETZ MUSEUM OF WHISKEY HISTORY-- Bardstown, considered capital of bourbon country. www.whiskeymuseum.com
** SILVER DOLLAR-- Funky bar with great chili, fried oysters and aged bourbons. www.whiskeybythedrink.com
** PROOF ON MAIN-- In 21C Museum Hotel at 702 W. Main Street www.proofonmain.com
** BOURBON BISTRO-- more than 160 bourbons www.bourbonbistro.com
** HILLBILLY TEA-- www.hillbillytea.com
** DRIVING-- From Chicago, Louisville is around 5 hours via interstate.
Like I Said, Sipping. --RoadDog