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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

KY 40601
+1 502-875-9351
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Interesting -- much like touring wineries in CAlifornia... Recommend reservations

We've been to Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve. Couldn't get into the latter due to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gloria G
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New York City, New York
lots of time needed to see all

For many years, we wanted to go to the Kentucky bourbon trail. Finally, we did on a stormy spring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TrWorldTraveler
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Bloomington, Indiana
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been to Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve. Couldn't get into the latter due to full bookings. Standby at Wild Turkey. Recommend you get reservations. You can also just do tastings for between $10 and $12 a person with expert commentary, but the...More

1  Thank Gloria G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For many years, we wanted to go to the Kentucky bourbon trail. Finally, we did on a stormy spring weekend to celebrate a birthday. We started with Maker’s Mark distillery which is located on a beautiful country side very far from the highway. It is...More

Thank TrWorldTraveler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First advice I'd give, is to give yourself plenty of time to do the whole tour. Some distilleries have time slots so call to make sure and plan on the travel time between them. You can either start in Louisville or Lexington. When my wife...More

2  Thank Glenn D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We accidentally came across this while staying in Louisville a couple of years ago. We decided this was the year to do it. The trip was very informative for me and it was good driving across Kentucky. Some was better than others but nothing was...More

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are ten distillery tours. If you get the passport stamped, you used to get a free t-shirt. Not anymore. Now you get a stupid glass. If you want a t shirt you have to buy it. TBH it's not worth all the trouble. The...More

2  Thank dalia s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are coming to Kentucky you just have to go on part of the bourbon trial. It’s well worth any place you’d go. Each has its own taste and smell. Each is its own piece of history. Go to as many as you can!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Very interesting. It is spread out all over the area so you would need lots of time to see them all.

1  Thank 104leighw
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We just went on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail visiting 12 distilleries and enjoyed each tour. At the end, we went to the Louisville Visitors Center with our completed passport and were told they no longer gave T-shirts. Instead we were giving a small glass similar...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

While there is a lot of overlap between the tours because of the regulations on the burbon-making process, it was interesting taking tastings and tours at each stop to see the unique spin each distillary puts on their products.

Thank kathryn c
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We visited four distillers in two days. Wild Turkey and Woodford the first day, Makers Mark and Heaven Hill the second day. Very informative. Some really good bourbons. We'll add more to the list over time.

Thank Larry B
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Denise P
21 April 2018|
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Response from JhibbnJuno | Reviewed this property |
Uber coverage is limited. I’d rent a car, Kentucky is beautiful this time of year. All the drives are very easy. The drinking factor is the only worry.
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George P
6 March 2018|
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Response from kathryn c | Reviewed this property |
If you are short on time, go to the one closest to your starting point. The ones outside of downtown Louisville have the barrel houses to tour. Heaven Hill has a nice display and variety of products to do a sampling from... More
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