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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Address: KY
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Ranked #13 of 373 Activities in Kentucky
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trails, Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Where the Spirit Leads YouFor more than 200 years, Kentucky's legendary distilleries have crafted...
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Type: Trails, Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
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(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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Westchester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visited Kentucky for vacation to see the local attractions and go on the Bourbon Trail. The narrative, literature, history, and information that you can get from the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is well worth the (free) cost! Verdict: Definitely acquire your Bourbon Trail Passport and hit the trail!

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Springfield, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The distillery tours were interesting and informative. We visited Maker's Mark, Jim Beam and Buffalo Trace.

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KyBourbonTrail, Manager at Kentucky Bourbon Trail, responded to this review

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We have done parts of the Bourbon Trail on three separate visits as there are quite a number of distilleries. Many are listed on the Bourbon Trail brochures but there are many more that we found by accident or word of mouth. Lots of publications are available about various distilleries and their locations. Many need appointments. We always started in... More 

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Appreciate you visiting and glad you enjoyed your trip. Cheers More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I completed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail this year. It took me about 10 months and several trips to get them all in. A few times I did do more than one in a day since some are close together. All were interesting and had their own uniqueness but my favorite was Jim Beam. We were lucky that day in that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

So far, I've only been to 1 distllary. I did get my bourbon passport and am ready to return and finish the trail! We started at Jim Beam. I enjoyed learning a lot about the craft of bourbon making. The place was beautiful! I got to clean my own bottle follow it through production, fillong, labeling, wax sealing the lid...and... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We did four days and based in Bardstown. You can do two distilleries a day if you want to tour and taste maybe three if you plan well. If you just want to taste you can probably pack more in but I would definitely recommend taking the tours. They are all different and have different processes for making bourbon. We... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Last fall we visited the bourbon trail for our anniversary and enjoyed it so much we decided to do it again this year. We learned last year that we wanted to fit more than 2 distilleries a day in, we had to pack food for the car, and stay on top of our time. We also swore this trip we... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I left Southern California for a cross country road trip. The Bourbon Trail (consisting of 9 distilleries) was on our itinerary and we loved it. We're weren't whiskey drinkers but the tour may have converted us. We toured five of the distilleries in and around Louisville before heading to Cincinnati and then visited the remaining four in... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We loved the trip, learned a lot, and got to taste some good (and not so good) spirits. If you're inspired to go to the Kentucky bourbon country you should know that 1)there are more distilleries than those noted on "the trail" 2)there is quite a bit of drive time to get from distillery to distillery (pack a lunch when... More 

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Nashvi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you like bourbon, you'll have a great time doing the KY Bourbon Trail. My husband and I just finished this month with all 8 that were on the trail at the time we started it back in May. (They've since added a 9th). You want to pick up the passport at your first stop, and you get it stamped... More 

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