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“Quick and Informative” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wild Turkey Distillery

Wild Turkey Distillery
1417 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
(502) 839-4544
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Quick and Informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great tour! It's a short tour but very informative, which is good because you won't get bored. It was cool to hear about how they make their bourbon and what makes it different from the others. They've got some great views up there, too, but if you're coming from Lexington, that bridge across the river can be a little creepy. There was a great little gift shop, and everybody was laid back and friendly.

Visited March 2013
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New Westminster
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“A really great tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

A very fun, detailed and informative tour with a tasting at the end. Something that has to be experienced during a visit to Kentucky. We were transported in the company shuttle bus through the many stages on the distillery's operation. Our tour guide was informative and funny. Well worth the visit!

Visited January 2013
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“Friendly and functional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We were a little late for the most recent tour, but the gift shop operator lead us back for a personal viewing of the short film, and a sampling (2 by law) of any of their products. By the time we were purchasing souveniers, a group had accumulated and one of the workers started a tour early because there were so many people. Very thoughtful. I enjoyed that it really was complimentary, as advertised.

Visited December 2012
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Simpsonville, SC
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“On the Kentucky Bourbon Trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Lawrenceburg, KY (just west of Lexington) is the home of one of the better known bourbon producers in the country. The Wild Turkey Distillery is located here, high above the banks of the Ohio River in a very idyllic setting. Tours of the distillery are free, informative and instructional, and end in a no-cost tasting of your choice of seven different varieties of bourbon products. Don't worry, you will not get inebriated, mainly due the government's restriction on tastings; no more than two to a customer, please! If you are there at the right time (and fortunate enough) you may get to meet and chat with Jimmy Russell, the distillery's Master Distiller who sometimes shows up unexpectedly to chat up the visitors during lulls in his daily activities. And, I can say from firsthand experience, Jimmy is quite the interesting person to have a chat with. Minors (under 21) can participate in the distillery tour but are banned from the tasting room at the conclusion of the tour.

All of Wild Turkey's products and logoed clothing items, as well as bourbon related items such as barrel staves and glassware, are available for purchase.

Several other distilleries are in close proximity and across KY on what is known as the 'Kentucky Bourbon Trail.' Try to take in a couple of them in you are in the area.

Visited November 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

very informative tour and tasting at the end. Well worth a stop. Easy to find and not far outside of lawrenceburg, KY

Visited December 2012
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