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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

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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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Met Jimmy Russel- Senior Master Distiller of 63 years at Wild Turkey

Always a great trip to a distillery. First time I have been at Wild Turkey. All the smells from the mash to the faint bourbon smell in the stillhouse are awesome. WT is one of... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great trip to a distillery. First time I have been at Wild Turkey. All the smells from the mash to the faint bourbon smell in the stillhouse are awesome. WT is one of the most beautiful scenery I have been to as far as distilleries. Highly recommend.

1 Thank David L
Walton, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a Kentucky native but had not visited any distilleries, so this was long overdue! There's something in this for you, whether you're a bourbon drinker or just curious about this staid Kentucky tradition. 2 middle-aged couples and a full tank of gas (LOL!!!) visited 4 distilleries on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The distilleries officially on the BOURBON TRAIL charge... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow at this Distillery where Blanton's is made, the tour is free with an awesome tasting at the end. We even got to rub elbows and chat with the people doing the actual bottling. They were doing Blanton's at the time. Needless to say we came away with a few.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have spent the last 3 weeks taking in all the distilleries on the bourbon trail and collecting our free tee shirts. I had my favorites, Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, Makers Mark, Evan Williams. I hate that my favorite bourbon, Buffalo Trace pulled out of the bourbon trail, but it is a still must do. Bunches of fun, bourbon knowledge,... More 

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Eagle Rock, California
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

First, you can not see all of the distilleries in one day. Two days minimum would let you see a majority. Spend some time in Bardstown, the home of bourbon! There are now 3 different bourbon trails, from the traditional to the modern distillation.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We enjoyed our visit at both locations. Wild Turkey was the most professionally managed and I loved their tasting. Four Roses has a beautiful and large selection of items in their gift shop. They are in the middle of a huge expansion and I look forward to a visit when that is complete, as well as a visit to their... More 

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Grove City, Ohio
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

For the entire Bourbon Trail, it's 9 specific distilleries. There are several other distilleries and wineries not on the official bourbon trail. Take the time and visit some of those other locations. Most of the tours are the same with slight differences that "makes their bourbon the best." However, those unofficial stops were our favorites. They had the most character... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

The KBT has been on my bucket list for many years. We visited all 9 distilleries, got our passports stamped and picked up our shirts. We spent 7 days visiting the distilleries and exploring the beautiful KY countryside. The people we met along the way were the most friendly folks we have met in all of our travels. We toured... More 

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Unfortunately Louisville was having a festival of some sort and traffic was a mess, so we missed the two distilleries there and headed to Bardstown. We saw the remainder and our favorites were Makers Mark and Jim Beam. JB has a nice barbecue shack for lunch, so MM in the am, followed by lunch at JB, and then their tour... More 

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Taylorville, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not a bourbon drinker but went with friends. The distilleries did an outstanding job educating the tours on both the history and the process of making bourbon. We visited 7 distilleries in 3 days. Could have stayed longer.

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