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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Eagle Rock, California

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Eagle Rock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

1 Thank GoBigBlue223
Grove City, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank Originaldemonseed
Toledo, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a group of 6 people and two days to see what we could do. With most distilleries opening late and closing early it is difficult to get a lot done in a day. We managed to visit 11 in two days. Of those 11 we did four tours. Most places would not give you a tasting without participating... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

When we decided to travel the Bourbon Trail we thought it was similar to wine trails in that you go to the distillery and taste. Not the case. In order to taste you need to take a tour which is usually 60 - 90 minutes. There are just so many tours you can take with the same information. The tours... More 

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North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Two couples touring the Kentucky bourbon Trail. First, go to the web site, KentuckyBourbonTrail.com. Get the map, plan on at least 4 days to see them all. We started from Frankfort, visited Wild Turkey, Four Roses ( they were doing some construction so an abbreviated tour) and then Woodford Reserve. Don't miss Woodford Reserve, in fact, make it the first... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

To appease a friend who loves hard liquor my wife and I agreed to join him and his wife for a 2 day weekend on the Bourbon Trail. Much to my surprise, I LOVED the experience. Buffalo Trace was our first stop and the most informative tour. If at all possible you must ask for FREDY. This guy is a... More 

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