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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

KY
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Ranked #10 of 187 Activities in Kentucky
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trails, Factory Tours
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... more » 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® tour, featuring six 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® tour - where the spirit leads you. « less
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of history and great tasting in some of the most beautiful country in the nation. Each experience is unique and worth the stop.

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Enjoyed learning about bourbon history, production, and tasting various bourbons. Be prepared to use GoggleMaps or other turn-by-turn directions. Distilleries are in the country and directions are needed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

great time! took motorcycles great ride lots of fun good weather fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did the trail in 2012 when there was only 6 distilleries on the trail and now they have 8. Everyone has seemed to have upgraded their facilities due to space and increased number of visitors over the years.

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pittsburgh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was so much fun. Hit all 8 distillerys in 2 days. Prices online are a few dollars less than what they are now. We toured 6 of them, learned so much. Highly recommend going to all of them, especially Markers Mark and Jim Beam.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a beautiful experience. Had the chance to complete the Bourbon Trail the 2nd week of August this year before the heat went through the roof. Great country to drive through and most of the distillery locations are in beautiful rural settings with Evan Williams being in downtown Louisville and Town Branch in Lexington. Highlights of the tour were undoubtedly... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Finally completed the entire Kentucky Bourbon Trail and gonna mail my passport in to receive my tshirt! Can't say anything bad about the distilleries and found that it was a great experience! Wild Turkey Distillery is my favorite and LOVE the Rare Breed over ALL bourbons!

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Monterey, Va
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Can't think of a better way to spend a short vacation. Beautiful country to explore the long heralded practice of bourbon making. And, while some may believe all bourbon is the same, how wrong they really are. Believe me, if you go to all, or just one, you will leave with a better understanding of not only how bourbon goes... More

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Stockton, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you are really into bourbon or really into Makers Mark, this might be the place for you. Not that I don't like these things, but the tour was a bit out of the way. The most interesting things about the tour were how much is done by hand and at that location where it all started. The tour guides... More

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Waterloo Ontario
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

All 8 Distilleries on the trail offer tours and tastings. Some are free and others you will pay for but they are all very interesting and historic.

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