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Address: 712 Danville Highway, Lebanon, KY 40033-1700
Phone Number: (270) 692-4674
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Fun and informative

Wife and I stopped in with friends for the one o'clock tour. The tour was a lot more informative and interesting than what I thought it would be. A definite must see for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Wife and I stopped in with friends for the one o'clock tour. The tour was a lot more informative and interesting than what I thought it would be. A definite must see for the bourbon trail.

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Leelanau, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this free and informative tour. We were taken right into the factory to see the process. Everything was explained well. So interesting! Definitely worth the stop!

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Tramping the Bourbon Trail and hearing of each distillery's specific barrel "char" I really wanted to see where the barrels were made. The men and women at the ISC are doing it right and doing it well. Wow to their craftsmanship! The tours are only offered during the week at 9:30 and 1:00, so make sure to plan accordingly. Our... More 

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Joelton, Tennessee
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a type of place you don't see everyday. Visited here while doing the Bourbon trail. I'm a distiller myself. Loved making this link in the chain!!!!!!!

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Libertyville, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

As a DIY woodworker this might have been a little more interesting to me than most people, however my wife enjoyed it thoroughly also. We had a one on one tour although most tours might have up to 10 people on them. Took about 45 minutes as I recall. Stops at many stations with very good narrative. They encourage questions.... More 

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Franklin, Kentucky, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Enjoyed getting an up close view of how whiskey barrels are made. Very interesting. Guided tour of plant and use of headsets.

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Brunswick, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We only found out about this tour from the head distiller at Marker's Mark. He told us this is where they get their barrels. After our morning Maker's tour, we would have just enough time to take the 1pm tour. They had directions in the gift shop. I cannot remember the last time I have seen a group of people... More 

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Debary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This tour is so well-done, hard to believe it's free. It really adds to the experience of touring some of the distilleries. Tours are twice a day, M - Fri. and last about 45 minutes. After viewing a short video, you're given safety glasses and headphones and follow a guide out into the factory. You make 3 or 4 stops,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We saw a sign for this place when we were leaving the Maker's Mark property so we decided to take a detour to check it out. About halfway there, we had to stop to ask for directions because there were no signs along the way. Unfortunately, once we arrived it was closed with a note on the door indicating it... More 

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Port Charlotte FL
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved walking in the factory and watching how they make the barrels, very interesting. First you see a movie on how they are made, then you go thru the factory to see how it is actually made.

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