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Maker's Mark

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Address: 3350 Burkes Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037
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+1 270-865-2881
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9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Watch a sour mash ferment in giant cypresswood vats on its way to becoming...

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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A Gem Nestled In Kentucky

This is one of our favorite bourbons, so it was a given that we would plan a trip here. I ordered tickets online for two spaces and was immediately accommodated for the first tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of our favorite bourbons, so it was a given that we would plan a trip here. I ordered tickets online for two spaces and was immediately accommodated for the first tour offered. The grounds are classy and beautiful in a red and black theme. Our guide Austin walked us through the entire process, including the bottling line... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an excellent tour, I may be partial to the bourbon tho. I thought it was awesome to see in person how the wax gets to the bottle and the label details. This is a must do tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I added this stop on the way to the SC beaches. It became a highlight of our trip. Our guide was very informative and the tour of the distillery was great. Beautiful surroundings and very well maintained. The tasting was very enjoyable and we dipped our souvenirs in the red wax. My wife was good at it,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved space on the Into the Barrel Tour and our guide was Aggie. What a great time we had! She was very knowledgeable, and entertaining. We all learned a lot! The grounds are beautiful and we saw parts of the distillery that I wouldn't have thought we could get into. This is a MUST DO for Bourbon fans!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way home from Nashville to Ohio, we ventured off route 65 and followed the sign leading to Makers Mark distillery. Ordered tour tickets on their website, and parking was wide open. The tour was about an hour long and took you through the entire process, free to ask questions along the way. A lot of additions/construction was going... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This remote distillery is an hour from Louisville. The grounds are picturesque and picnic worthy. The 12$ tour no tasting is worth every minute and penny. You walk away with a greater appreciation for the Bourbon making process and the care they take to make a reliable product. The artwork on the grounds adds to the experience. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Lone Girl Brewing Company in Waunakee, WI (a short drive from Madison) on a Friday night. For starters, it's a beautiful place, easy to get to and park at. You won't find a friendlier bunch of servers, very attentive and the beer is tasty. However, they don't excel with their Friday Fish Fry. My husband and a friend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must...I absolutely loved this place. We were here to primarily get my man's bottles from his barrel. John was awesome and great to talk to. What really made this experience was that Bill Samuels Jr was our tour guide. He was very personable. He had to leave early but Aggie took his place and she was excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a "graduating" ambassador (My barrell is ready to pick up bottles from). Previous to the visit, I worked with Aggie online and she was amazing!!. My group of four arrived on a Thursday morning for the "Heritage" tour. I was first asked to visit Jon to get my name and how it will look on the bottle all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Loretto, KY; set amongst picturesque country side, I was a bit baffled to see how relatively small the distillery is compared to its world-wide reach and publicity. The tour itself I would rate as very average and I feel the redeeming section being the tasting phase of the tour towards the end. Not only as the drinks to... More 

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