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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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Don't have to drink to enjoy!!

We toured several stops on the Bourbon Trail! Very interesting and informative! Learned so much about the history of bourbon and Kentucky! Fun facts and what a beautiful state!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured several stops on the Bourbon Trail! Very interesting and informative! Learned so much about the history of bourbon and Kentucky! Fun facts and what a beautiful state!!

Thank Muthrteresa
Montana/Idaho divide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bourbon trail was the main purpose of our trip to KY. But we weren't after the t-shirt, so we spliced together a tour that worked best for us, and I'd recommend it! First stop is Independent Stave Company (Kentucky Cooperage) to learn how they make the bourbon barrels - great orientation to what makes whiskey bourbon. Check their tour... More 

Thank hafenbates
Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great day trip from Cincinatti area or worth a night or two out. The bourbon trail takes you through some beautifull rolling hills of Kentucky. On top of that you get to learn everything about making Kentucky Bourbon and taste along the way. Even my wife who does not drink bourbon enjoyed the drive, tours, and a... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am rating this trip average mostly because of our planning. Coming from the East Coast, being unfamiliar with roads and distances, we spent too much time on highways and in very un-scenic areas. We thought there would be a lot more back road country to see.We also were only there for a few days, and tried to squeeze too... More 

3 Thank Boochick
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Planned a 'bourbon trail' day trip with couples - base camp out of Louisville. Hired a limo and plotted out our own course. Started at Buffalo Trace (tour free! No reserve needed) and with Jarred as our tour guide, hit a home run right away. Beautiful campus and deep history. Tasting room fun and given a extra taste over KY... More 

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Johnstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was awesome vacation! We started in Louisville and completed the Louisville Bourbon Experience in one day, along with other local sites. From there we went on to Makers Mark for a special tour. Onto to Bardstown for a few nights and hitting all the distillers in the area. Then stopping at the Shaker Village for a night and onto... More 

Thank Kitty G
Florahome, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun thing to do. Each of the nine distilleries had a little something different to offer, but unless you are actually interested (I was) and can pick up on the subtle differences, a lot of what you see and hear will be boringly repetitive. Mildly interested, just do two or three of them. I learned a ton... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The state was just beautiful. We went there for the Clemson v. Louisville football game and the Bourbon Trail. That was it, and it made for a filling five days. The distilleries were great, each in their own way with my favorite being Makers Mark and Woodford. Then Wild Turkey. I'm looking forward to when Old Forrester has its visitors... More 

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Hernando, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I just completed 7 of the 9 stops on the KY Bourbon Trail over three days! Perfect time of year to visit the Region as the weather was picture perfect! Coming from Mississippi, we passed through Nashville making our first stop Jim Beam, enjoyed the tasting tour (remember you'll pass into EST from Central time, adjust your... More 

4 Thank Dideeann68
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit several in one day with ease. Great off the freeway drive. Get to see the State in a more natural environment. Good tours. I've done it with kids, the tour is interesting but they need something do do if you get a tasting.

Thank Larry J

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