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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

KY
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Ranked #9 of 177 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The bourbon trail is a great experience. It takes 3 days to complete everything, but it is well worth it. You will learn the history of Bourbon, see some beautiful places in Kentucky, and taste some great bourbon. Many of these places have been around for over 100 years so the history is rich, and many of the old ways... More

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Urbana, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We took a short 3-day vacation to Kentucky for the Bourbon Trail. It was so much fun going to different distilleries and touring different towns at night. Sadly, much more time than a few days is needed in order to see all of the places along the Trail. There are also so many different attractions (even some more distilleries) along... More

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

we went on a guys trip to experience the kentucky bourbon trail and I must admit that I thought I'd be tired of all the tours about halfway through the trail and then hit the race course or the links but to my surprise each tour was unique in it's own way. You definitely need to map out your schedule... More

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Northville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We visited a few places on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We went to Buffalo Trace- the oldest Bourbon distillery. It is located in Frankfort and is free with tasting at the end. It was a great tour. We also went to Four Roses in Lawrenceburg. We missed the tour (last one starts at 3:00) but got in for the free... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Me and my husband completed the KY Bourbon Trail this past weekend. I am not a bourbon drinker, but my husband enjoys a good glass of bourbon every so often. 7 of the 8 distilleries are located in/around Lexington. There is one in Louisville which feels out of the way. We did not do the Evan Williams Tour, but they... More

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Corinth, Kentucky, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is an awesome experience! Not only do you see some of the most beautiful scenery known to man, but you get the BEST bourbon balls in the world! Through the heartland of my home state (yes, I may be a bit biased!), the Trail is fun, entertaining and very informative! The guides are knowledgeable and courteous; the tastings are... More

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