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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

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Address: KY 40601
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Where the Spirit Leads YouFor more than 200 years, Kentucky's legendary...

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(R) tour, featuring 9 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(R) tour - where the spirit leads you.

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Started the Bourbon trail in the Lexington area. This is one on my list of things to do and it is not disappointing. Got four in on this trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Started the Bourbon trail in the Lexington area. This is one on my list of things to do and it is not disappointing. Got four in on this trip.

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Bushnell, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, let me start by saying that I could write a novel about our wonderful experiences on this tour, but I will spare you and just say one thing : TAKE YOUR TIME! We began this tour with the intention of visiting all of the stops on the trail in 3 days, that quickly changed to 4 and... More 

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the bourbon trail with my girlfriend. It took 3 days to do. We had so much fun. Everyone should do it. We learned to much about Bourbon.

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I completed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail today. We did it in three days visiting 3 distilleries per day. I recommend planning Jim Beam and Woodford Reserve at lunch time, as they both have food available on site. We had a great time traveling the trail, and I recommend it to anyone even if you don't like bourbon.... More 

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Northern Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've done the Bourbon Trail 5 times and planning on a 6th this Fall. Started out my sons and I and has grown to 13 friends doing the Trail.Different ways to start the Trail and hard not to miss any of the distilleries. from Louisville you can go to Bulliet then down to 4 Roses warehouse, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam,... More 

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Port Royal, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun way to travel through northwest KY. I highly recommend the Makers Mark tour. They have a beautiful campus. The tour takes you from beginning to end. Very close up viewing of the bottling process. Their tasting room was great. We also enjoyed the Four Roses. If you want to see the bottling, it is at a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bourbon trail can be lots of fun, but if you want to get to as many distilleries as you can you need to strategically plan your trip. Most don't open before 10 and close by 3 or 4 with the last tour an hour before closing. In addition, most are only open 3 or so hours on Sunday. Be... More 

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited 6 distilleries, we live close so we just pick one and spend a Saturday exploring it and the area around it. Our favorites so far are Buffalo Trace and Maker's Mark. There is a lot of history at each one, and it's interesting to see the differences of each distillery.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Our 5 vacation in touring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail was two years in the planning and coordination but all well worth it. We planned for 12-17 June starting and departing from Louisville. We did use the KBT planner found on its web page. We did the Louisville scene on our first and last days. We stayed at the Downtown Courtyard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We didn't have a lot of time and I'm not made of money so we had to be selective in what we saw. So my advice in this situation is visit Woodford Reserve - you won't regret it. I Know, I know....... a lot of people do all the tours, pay the big $ and get the Tee shirt, but... More 

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