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Description: Where the Spirit Leads YouFor more than 200 years, Kentucky's legendary...
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(R) tour, featuring 9 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(R) tour - where the spirit leads you.
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Visited four distilleries on the trail over two days.tours all took about an hour and entailed a little bit of walking and some stairs, although elevators were available. lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited four distilleries on the trail over two days.tours all took about an hour and entailed a little bit of walking and some stairs, although elevators were available. lots of fun and very informative.All four offered free admission for vets, which I thought was a great way to say thanks for serving

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Franklin, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Did you know that bourbon whiskey is the only alcohol that is a distinctive product of the U.S.? And did you also know that 95% of this caramel colored, corn-based, smooth-sipping spirit (bourbon is also known as “America’s Native Spirit) is distilled, matured, and bottled right in Kentucky’s bourbon country? If you want a unique experience plan a drive on... More 

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Polk, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey and Evan Williams (downtown Louisville) are great. The other and we have done them all and more than once are nice also,but if your time is limited those are my suggestions. From experience done buy the liquor at the distillery, costs a lot more than just driving down the road to a drugstore or... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Doing the bourbon trail is a lot of fun. It is hard to chose which ones. I recommend a variety of small and big ones. Buffalo Trace was one of my favorites. Makers Mark was one of my least favorite. There is a bourbon trail, a craft bourbon trail, and an urban bourbon trail. Each is unique

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Ton of driving, had to do it in two days with the kids tapping out after a couple hours each day. But well worth it. Each one has their own niche and personality. Note, buffalo trace(pappy) is not one of the 9. Also barton (1792) not on the list. Looking forward to stopping by some in another 6-8 years and... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fabulous green scenery of horse farms, distillery properties, and charming towns. The distillery tours are very well run, the guides knowledgeable, and the bourbon plentiful. This makes a great road trip covering territory from near Lexington to Louisville.

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Brantford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

great experience .the distilleries are very tourist friendly .and very accommodating .followed the bourbon trail recommendations on step by step .but think 4 days is better.and fit Buffalo Trace in if possible as they are not on trail anymore :( but go anyways ,tour guide Freddie is a BLAST!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We just started the trail, so this may be helpful to newbies. There are 2 Passports you can pick up at any location. The Bourbon Trail and the Craft Trail. We started in Bardstown thinking to visit for the day - that's another review though. Let me Make a note here Sunday is not a good day to go if... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

More educational and fun than we expected. Time management is key, if you only have a couple days. All distilleries charge for tours/tasting. Here’s where we went (best listed first) and our notes: MAKER’S MARK - Beautiful property, best tour, great tasting. Best gift shop for accessories FOUR ROSES - Mission-style distillery, generous tasting, tour not required. Large bourbon selection... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Started with my two brothers joining me @ at the Louisville Airport. Most of the distilleries have a fee of five or ten bucks. Most have MilitaryActive/Duty Retired for free. Our first stop...Bulleit Distillery where we got to visit the CEO's actual office, First thing hitting us was the genuine Southern hospitality and graciousness of these fine folks. Next was... More 

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