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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

KY
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Ranked #11 of 185 activities in Kentucky
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trails, Factory Tours
Owner description: Where the Spirit Leads YouFor more than 200 years, Kentucky’s legendary distilleries have crafted the world’s finest Bourbons, using secret recipes... more » Owner description: Where the Spirit Leads YouFor more than 200 years, Kentucky’s legendary distilleries have crafted the world’s finest Bourbons, using secret recipes and a time-honored process passed down from generation to generation.Now you can explore the rich tradition and proud history of “America’s Official Native Spirit” on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour, featuring six signature distilleries nestled among the most beautiful scenery the Bluegrass has to offer.Discover the art and science of the Master Distiller…savor the distinct, mellow flavor…and see how Kentucky’s perfect natural mix of weather and pure limestone water produces the classic taste and deep amber color.World-renowned Bourbon.Winding country roads.Inviting historic towns.Rolling green hills.And Bluegrass hospitality at its best.The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour - where the spirit leads you. « less
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Monterey, Va
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Can't think of a better way to spend a short vacation. Beautiful country to explore the long heralded practice of bourbon making. And, while some may believe all bourbon is the same, how wrong they really are. Believe me, if you go to all, or just one, you will leave with a better understanding of not only how bourbon goes... More

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Stockton, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you are really into bourbon or really into Makers Mark, this might be the place for you. Not that I don't like these things, but the tour was a bit out of the way. The most interesting things about the tour were how much is done by hand and at that location where it all started. The tour guides... More

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Waterloo Ontario
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

All 8 Distilleries on the trail offer tours and tastings. Some are free and others you will pay for but they are all very interesting and historic.

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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What can you say about Kentucky, other than it is so very beautiful. Miles of pasture, miles of fence and for a horse lover like myself - miles and miles of the most majestic creatures. We saw 5 of the 8 distilleries on the trail (and plan to go back and complete the other 3 at some point). We chose... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a wonderful adventure. Beautiful scenery, delightful hosts, terrific tours and of course the tasting is great. Each and every distillery is unique with their own style. We also took the time to collect several selections for our personal enjoyment later.

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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great way to visit main Bourbon makers in Kentucky. Disappointed that you had to take tour to taste bourbon since repetitious.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Easy to hit all the spots in a couple of days from louisville to lexington with lots of beautiful rurals pots in between The distilleries have been busy upgrading their grounds, buildings and attractions jim beam is the largest and a great contrast to all the other stops, which s re a lot smaller and scenic Tours are all good... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is one of the best "touristy" things we've ever done. It's a great way to see Kentucky (one of the most beautiful states we've ever visited) and learn about our nation's liquor. Yes, bourbon is as American as baseball and apple pie. Every distillery has its own unique feel, and you really should visit them all.... More

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife does not like bourbon and she really enjoyed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The country is beautiful and each distillery is unique in its' own way. All of the tours we took were different and we were able to take away something from each place. My wife and I had a great deal of fun and plan to take... More

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I don't usually drink liquor, but I did the trail because my hubby and brother-in-law wanted to. What a pleasant surprise! I didn't realize there was so much to learn about bourbon. I always thought "If you've seen one distillery, you've seen them all." Not so! Each facility was unique-not only in appearance, but in how their product is created.... More

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