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Maker's Mark

3350 Burk Spring Road, Loretto, KY 40037
(270) 865-2881
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Loretto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Distilleries
Activities: Drinking, Leisure education
Description: Watch a sour mash ferment in giant cypresswood vats on its way to becoming that heavenly Kentucky bourbon at this distillery.
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Orchard Park, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Stopped to tour the Maker's Mark Distillery on July 23, 2014. The distillery was difficult to find but well worth the effort to do so. Got in on a tour that was just leaving the tour center. Fee of $9.00 per person very reasonable. Tour guide Mindy was very informative and knowledgeable, and at each stop of the tour asked... More

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Waterloo Ontario
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The drive into the Distillery is one of the nicest on the Bourbon Tour. As an Ambassador, I was given a special Ambassador pin upon arrival and with our timing we waited only 10 minutes for the tour. The history of the operation, it's name and direct family connection through the generations was very intriguing. The tour itself met every... More

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PADUCAH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The tour of the Maker's Mark facility was very informative - small fee of $9 per person - active military members get in free with ID. Lots of picture-taking opportunities - so bring your camera. It starts with a little history, then proceeds to the cooking and distilling facility (there are stairs in this portion of the tour) and takes... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

As many have stated, the Maker's Mark Distillery is really off the beaten path. But the ride through the countryside to get there alone is worth the visit. But once you arrive, the well groomed grounds are so inviting you'll be glad you made the trip. The tour is done very well and you even get to sample the "corn... More

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One of the best tours on the KY Bourbon Trail, topped off with what I think is the tastiest bourbon. We really enjoyed the picturesque setting surrounding the distillery. Austin, our tour guide was both witty and knowledgeable. It was amazing to see how many bottles come off an assembly line where everything is done by hand. Both our daughters... More

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Rousseau, Kentucky, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting to walk through the distillery facilities. They tell you about the history and present day Maker Mark. Also there was a tasting at the end of the tour. My husband dipped a bottle of Maker's Mark in the gift shop to keep as a souvenir. Alot of Fun!

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Hebron, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The folks (Samuels Family) have owned this property for a lot of years. The ancient Limestone water (from the grounds) have been used to distil this Angels Dew for as long as they have owned the land. You will need a map or a GPS with some range cause this is located Deep in the Heart of the Bluegrass. Have... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
59 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It is obvious that part of the profits are put back into the business and grounds. The landscaping is lovely and the facility is modern while traditional at the same time. How cool to get to taste the mash while it is fermenting. Our guide gave us great information about what makes their product special. The tasting was fun. The... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

For years, as an Ambassador, I have been impressed w the marketings they put in place. I am furtherly happily(is this English? ;) surprised by the tour today. The fun-filled tasting, being greeted by a bottle w my name printed on it and being able to wax the bottle are highlights of the tour. And Austin, our tour lady, is... More

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Benton, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This stop was so worth it! I would recommend this to anyone! The history was excellent, the tour was awesome, and the Bourbon was so good! You could never guess how much work, time, and sweat goes into something so good! The land that you tour is an attraction in itself and the history was amazing! The staff was awesome... More

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