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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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Greenville, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What a neat place to visit. Their facility is rather quaint, not at all what you would expect. On the tour you get to see a lot of the "behind the scenes" actions that go into making their bourbon, bottling, dipping of the wax, mash tanks, etc. In the souvenir shop you can purchase a bottle and dip it in... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm not a whiskey fan but after this tour there's a very good chance that I will be. From start to finish we were impressed with Makers Mark,the guide was very good, you could tell she enjoyed people and her pride in the company and it's history showed. If your anywhere near Loretto don't miss this $9 tour it is... More

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Fremont, California
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1,137 reviews 1,137 reviews
707 attraction reviews
782 helpful votes 782 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We took this super fun tour of Maker';s Mark. We enjoyed seeing the historic house. Although it was raining out, we had a really great tour of the facility. The smells alone are magical. We enjoyed seeing the line and then going to their tasting room for a taste of their amazing bourbon. Every time we order it now such... More

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Centerton, Arkansas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
54 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The property here is very nice and the house where you wait for the tour has much information as to how Makers Mark started. They were not in production so we could see where things were done, but not the actual process. We were also on the last tour of the day, so I am not sure it was the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Been on several distillery tours in Ireland, Scotland, and the states and I would say this tour was above average for access to the production areas and the information provided. The grounds and historic buildings are very picturesque. Typical tasting and gift shop at the end of the tour. The plant was down for maintenance so they did not charge... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fun tour of the facility, which allows you to stick your finger in and taste the different mashes. The tasting is very informative and interesting. In our opinion, this facility and tasting was nicer and more interesting than the Jim Bean distillery and the Evan Williams distillery. The Jim Bean distillery had beautiful grounds, and the Evan Williams had a... More

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Centerville, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I absolutely loved the tour at Maker's Mark. Our tour guide, Herb, was incredibly informative! He answered any and all questions we had and really knew his stuff. The grounds were gorgeous and the history was really fun to learn about. We went to all 8 of the bourbon trail stops and this place was one of my top three... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Taking a trip to Maker's Mark Distillery gives one the chance to drive through some very scenic landscape. Driving from Glasgow,Ky. we had a wonderful drive through the country side. Our tour guide Aggie did a fantastic job! She could not have been better explaining the product of how to use all your senses to enjoy Maker's Mark Bourbon. If... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Make sure you arrive before 3:00 pm. They start the last tour at Or before 3:30. We happened to arrive there at 3:30 and I saw an employee in the parking area and asked him if they had started the last tour. He told me they had started the last tour but pointed us to the group if people near... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I went there because my husband wanted to go. I reluctantly agreed for him. Upon arrival I noticed how beautiful the grounds were. I found myself very interested in the bourbon making process. Out tour guide was comical which made the experience even better. The entire staff was smiling and welcoming. I enjoyed it very much. Now when we have... More

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