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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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The Giga Brothers Bourbon Trail Adventure

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... read more

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

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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Liberty Twp, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Give yourself a fun time. IF you enjoy your Bourbon OR would like to learn more about Bourbon, you must do either a part of the trail or the entire thing. The trail involves distilleries from the areas around Louisville over to the horse farm areas of Lexington, Ky. The drive through these beautiful country areas is worth the visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a blast! Started on Louisville and then to Bardstown and Lexington. In addition to the nine distilleries on the trail we went to two craft distilleries. Truly, each was totally unique; we learned something new at every stop. If you are limited on time, the ones we liked best were Evan Williams, Heaven Hill, Maker's Mark and Woodford... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to all the distilleries on the bourbon trail. I bet if you did the bourbon trail 3 years ago, it was a lot more authentic than it is now. Jim Beam and Makers Mark look like they stepped out of Epcot Center. Nice, but lacks authenticity. Also-- all distilleries have updated the visitor center, and they will only... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a wonderful experience, though we overboard as to purchasing items, Most of the visitors were from outside Ky. In 2014 there was more barrels of Bourbon than the population of the Commonwealth.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wife and I did six distilleries over three days in mid-July. What a good trip! Here's the ones we did with our two cents worth: Heaven Hill - did the tour-connoisseur tasting ($20 included 22 yr old Elijah Craig!) Willet -best small distillery-excellent tour-learned a lot. Barton 1792 (best tour overall-most educational, very nice tasting. Jim Beam - huge crowd,... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had planned a bourbon trail tour with 2 other couples in October, the other 2 couples backed out, my spouse and decided to still go. We were glad we did! Beautiful country taking the back road to the 9 bourbon places. They educate you on bourbon making process and let you taste the different styles. Now the other couples... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you love your bourbon than completing the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a must do thing. They have nine distilleries to visit and mark off your passport (pick up your KBT passport at the first distillery). We did the trail over three days but only did one tour each day so that we would fit everything in. After a while... More 

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I am not a bourbon fan, but I visited two of the distilleries on the Bourbon Trail, Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace, while the majority of the family visited five. For those who like bourbon, it is an extraordinary experience to learn the subtle differences that different distilleries use in making their various offerings. Percentages of corn, rye, and barley... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were not bourbon drinkers prior to going on the "bourbon trail"...but we are now! We planned this trip for a friend with brain tumor who wanted to do this. Unfortunatly she got sicker and could not go, so we did it in her honor. We hit 9 distillarys along the way in 2 days, taking mostly back roads of... More 

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