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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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Bourbon history with a taste

On this trip, we went to Makers Mark, Woodford, Wild Turkey and though not on the trail, Buffalo Trace. Though each distills bourbon whiskey with 51% corn and stores it in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Oakdale, Connecticut
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Oakdale, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

On this trip, we went to Makers Mark, Woodford, Wild Turkey and though not on the trail, Buffalo Trace. Though each distills bourbon whiskey with 51% corn and stores it in a charred, new oak barrels, the remainder is up to the distilleries' interpretation. All of the visitors' centers were lovely. Buffalo Trace is the only one that was free.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We just completed the Bourbon trail. I have read all of the reviews and have heard family members "memories" from years ago and was really excited to see Markers Mark. When we parked, there was a sign for the gift shop and a sign for tours. We got in the line for tours, it would nice if there was a... More 

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

So sorry that that experience didn't live up to your expectations. I know everyone on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, including Maker's, appreciates you making the trip and learning about their brands. More 

Birch Run, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First of all, let me say that I've been visiting the various distilleries on the Bourbon trail for nearly 10 years. Up to about 3 or 4 years ago, all the tours were free and most were very informative. This May I visited 6 distilleries and spent $45.00 with 3 or 4 left to complete my passport. That T-shirt they... More 

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

We appreciate your years of visits--that is amazing. We love return customers--and that's why the distilleries have invested so much into their visitor centers, tours, guides, and tastings--so you hopefully always feel like there is something new to do or taste. And yes, that shirt "costs" more to get, but we've tried to improve on its quality each year. Thanks... More 

Hastings
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Bourbon trail is simply brilliant, all the distillers dotted about a georgous state of Kentucky, mostly in the depths of the countryside. The Trail gets its passport stamped and in return the trail organisers sent us T shirts. It's amazing to see the Moonshine process, the tastings and fermentation.........did I say tastings lol Our favourite is Makers Mark, and... More 

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Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is really a great thing to do when in Kentucky. Not that I am a bourbon drinker, but just the traveling around the different distilleries and tastings , was a very unique and fun experience. We are planning to go back to see the ones we didn't have time for on this trip. We enjoyed each one that we... More 

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Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What a beautiful trip! We took this trip to celebrate our anniversary, and neither of us are bourbon drinkers, but heard that the countryside was beautiful so chose this trip. We were not disappointed. We let the GPS direct us from distillery to distillery, and loved the winding roads along streams, rolling hills, horse farms,elegant stables and endless wooden fences.... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Unless you really want that "t-shirt" you should not do the entire tour. They have added a couple of places to the tour that really should not be on it - namely the Evan Williams and Bulleit stops in Louisville. Other stops like Wild Turkey and Heaven Hill, are industrial in feel and unless you drink those brands probably are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a mission to set for yourself...You pick your 1st stop-they give you a passport book that you get stamped at each location and at the completion-mail it in and get back your book along with a T shirt---its a fun time,all of the stops are unique,ive only completed 3 of them,hoping to do 3 more next time....Kentucky is... More 

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Riverton, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This distillery is a little out of the way, but the ride there only adds to a great trip. The Maker's Mark Distillery grounds are beautiful. Just to walk the grounds without the tour is worth trip along with a visit to the company store. We took the tour. Reservations are not needed this time of year. Our tour guide... More 

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Winfield, WV
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95 reviews 95 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My new husband & I are bourbon enthusiasts. These tours & tastings were fun but also empowered us to speak up about what we do & do not like when ordering. I'd love to have a "connoisseur's option" to skip the production tours & do more high-end tastings. I'd purchase a membership to get options for limited releases/launch parties/etc. A... More 

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