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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

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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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If you are ever in Kentucky, this is a must do. My wife and I started off from Lexington Kentucky and drove to a little place in the south called Lorrett where you will find... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Howdenvale, ontario
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Arlington, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I've been to all except Wild Turkey. Best tastings are the Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace with my slight preference being Heaven Hill. They do the best job of explaining how to taste and the effect of adding just a bit of water, etc. Bulleit and Four Roses (BTW, they sell cask strength single barrel at the warehouse/bottling tasting and... More 

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

Thanks for visiting our member distilleries at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour. Hope you come again! More 

Howdenvale, ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you are ever in Kentucky, this is a must do. My wife and I started off from Lexington Kentucky and drove to a little place in the south called Lorrett where you will find Maker's Mark. Makers Mark is tucked away in the hills.The drive was beautiful. the staff the tour guide was perfectly knowledgeable. We then continued on... More 

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Glad you guys had a good time and thanks for visiting! More 

Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail provided a great trip! Would definitely suggest visiting Maker's Mark as it is very scenic and beautiful on a spring day. The tour guide gave bourbon history, but also explained the things that make Maker's unique. There is also a great opportunity to dip your own bottle in the wax in the gift shop. Although we... More 

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Appreciate you guys making the trip and glad you enjoyed. Cheers More 

Faribault
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited the Bourbon Trail for spring break with another couple. OMG what an experience. We visited Buffalo Trace, Woodford, Jim Beam and Makers Mark. While they were all certainly enjoyable Woodford stood out as the best. Located in horse country, surrounded by serene horse farms, this distillery offered quiet, quaint buildings and landscape. Buildings dating back to 1700 were... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Never thought this would be so much fun, or that I would actually enjoy bourbon. My husband and I completed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a nine-distillery tour, in January. No two distilleries were alike. All were enjoyable. Maker's Mark and Woodford Reserve were especially scenic. For an intriguing walk through the past, try the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, in downtown... More 

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Western NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I began the bourbon trail tour three years ago on a whim. I enjoy good bourbon, but she is not a bourbon drinker. All of the distilleries were interesting and unique. Many were historic and the buildings and grounds of Woodford Reserve and Makers Mark were spectacular. We learned a great deal about bourbon and my wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I thought we could just pop down to Louisville, hit a few distilleries and come home. Noooooo! Louisville is too nice a town to rush through and the Evan Williams tour took a couple of hours. Now I know much more about Bourbon. Plan to spend a week on the Bourbon Trail, it is worth it!

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Where It's Warm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a great way to taste some America's finest crafted bourbons and learn about the art of bourbon making. The first day we started our journey to the west in Bardstown, Ky which is near many of the distilleries. Bardstown is a scenic historical small town. We stayed at the General Nelson Inn which is within... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Excellent selection of distilleries to choose from, both on the "Trail" and off. Allow at least 2 days to get a good idea of the differences in style and taste. Have a designated driver!

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Lancaster, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We booked out tour for 10 persons with Mint Julep Tours. Mint Julep kept us on schedule. The travel time between distilleries was very entertaining. We went to 4 bourbon distilleries in and 8 hr period. The Mint Julep staff were over the top! Can't wait to book the South tour. Our guides, Jeannie and Ron were the best!

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