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Address: 3350 Burkes Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037
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+1 270-865-2881
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09:30 - 15:30
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Sun 11:30 - 15:30
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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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If only time for one distillery tour, choose Maker's Mark!

We were in Kentucky to visit Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park when we decided to take in a distillery tour. We chose Maker's Mark and Jim Beam because of their proximity to the park (about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Kentucky to visit Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park when we decided to take in a distillery tour. We chose Maker's Mark and Jim Beam because of their proximity to the park (about 1.5 hour drive). The only day we had to tour was Sunday and the tours don't start until 11:30 and the disterilly is not actually "working"... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the main reasons I picked Louisville for a weekend vacation was to make the trip to the Maker's Mark Distillery, and I was not disappointed. The distillery is pretty far out there, but once you arrive, it is so worth the trip. Our tour guide was very nice and informative, she did a great job. I loved seeing... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were privileged to hear about the history of Maker's Mark from Mr. Samuels, the president of Maker's Mark. His stories were fascinating-I can't wait to read his autobiography. The grounds and buildings were beautiful-well worth the drive to get there.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Julio was our tour guide and was great. Super informative and friendly! Tasting was fantastic and you can spend another hour in the gift shop waxing your own bottles! This is a definite stop if you are in KY event though it takes a while to drive there from Louisville.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough about meeting Mr Samuels and learning so much about history if his family and the history of this distillery. The grounds are beautiful, and with the addition of the soon to open restaurant will be even better! We learned so much about single barrel production and the natural flavors that enhance their bourbon. Thank you Makers Mark... More 

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Portland, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We aren't even big Bourbon drinkers but was more interested in the history. The drive from the interstate is a long one, but there is beautiful scenery to enjoy along the way. This tour was exceptional! They allowed us to take pictures the entire time, other distilleries we have visited only had specific locations you could take them. Our guide... More 

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Monroe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Definitely worth the drive back into the countryside to visit this distillery. We visited in the winter so the plants weren't vibrantly green, but that did not stop the grounds from being beautiful. We took one of the specialty extended tours, about two hours. Our guide, Courtney, was excellent. Makers Mark, her job title is bourbon specialist and she... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our tour of the grounds & of the production facilities that Marker's Mark offers. The tasting offers a sample, wish there was more, of all the lines MM offers & ended with the ability to purchase & dip our own bottles.

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Otterberg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to know a bit about how bourbon is made this is a place to visit. Our tour guid was funny and very knowledgeable about what was being done in the distillery. There is a tasting which was also very fun and of course there is a gift shop. You can even dip your own bottle (in wax)... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had planned a Bourbon Trail visit for years, glad we finally did it. Beautiful country drive from Louisville through the rolling hills. Very interesting and informative tour that had history, science and folklore in a scenario, historic locale. Tasting was interesting, really helped understand how to chose and sip good Bourbon (quantities were small enough that you should not... More 

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