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Maker's Mark, Loretto

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In the woods of Kentucky, Maker's Mark produces small batches of bourbon whiskey. Recognizable by bottles sealed with red wax, the company distills its spirits at 45 percent alcohol by volume (90 proof) using red winter wheat instead of rye. Take a regular tour of the distillery and taste its bourbon, or book an extended tour, where you'll witness the inner workings of crafting this spirit (and you'll get a set of wax-dipped rock glasses as a souvineer). There are plenty of stairs to climb, so dress comfortably. Check out the gift shop, where you can get items such as bourbon chocolates, fleece sweaters, cigars, and coffee. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Maker's Mark by using our Loretto trip itinerary maker app.
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  • In gorgeous country, definitely an adventure getting there, but worth it. Beautiful ground, great guides, great pace, very efficient, great information. One distillery I'd definitely go back to. 
    In gorgeous country, definitely an adventure getting there, but worth it. Beautiful ground, great guides, great pace, very efficient, great information. One distillery I'd definitely go back to.  more »
  • We loved the tour and the experience. Andrew our tour guide did a fantastic job and told us all kinds of interesting facts! 
    We loved the tour and the experience. Andrew our tour guide did a fantastic job and told us all kinds of interesting facts!  more »
  • Absolute must visit on the Bourbon trail! Beautiful campus, and well worth the experience of dipping your very own Maker’s Mark bottle! We arrived a little bit late for our tour and we’re invited to.....  more
    Absolute must visit on the Bourbon trail! Beautiful campus, and well worth the experience of dipping your very own Maker’s Mark bottle! We arrived a little bit late for our tour and we’re invited to.....  more »
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  • This is simply a MUST VISIT on the bourbon trail. Our tour guide was incredible. He was funny but also went very in depth with his explanation of the facilities, the grounds, and the general history of Maker's Mark. I learned so much about Maker's Mark during my tour. The grounds were absolutely stunning and the tasting at the end of the tour was great as well. Then we got to dip our own bottles in the gift shop which was awesome! They also have some exclusive flavors only offered at the gift shop. Overall experience was a 5/5 and I would return just for the offerings at the gift shop and to dip another bottle!
  • We did six or seven tours / tastings while we were here this week and this one was both the one I was looking most forward to, and the one that was overall probably by favorite. The property alone was absolutely incredible. The tour, given to my group by I believe Andrew, was fantastic. He really shows how passionate and knowledgeable about bourbon and everything Makers Mark... From the history to the processes involved in all phases of making their products to the tasting. Such a cool place and I was not disappointed in my expectations. Probably even exceeded. I would totally do this tour again if I'm ever back on the trail!
  • One of the best distillery tours in the area! Sam was awesome and the property is beautiful. Beware of the restaurant. The food quality was very good. The Gouda grits were fantastic and the service from Sarah was very good. She gets 5 stars! However, food portions were extremely small and very expensive for what it is. The BBQ pork portion is underneath the 3 pickles in the pic. This was a food tasting. Extremely small portions so consider yourself warned.
  • This place is hallowed ground in the world of Bourbon. I am a Maker's Mark Ambassador and as such, had the pleasure of having a barrel mature and come of age. Over the last few years, I have gotten neat tokens of thanks from Makers Mark. Today, it was time to make the pilgrimage to Loretto and dip and purchase bottles from this barrel. Everyone was so kind. The Star Hill Restaurant looked amazing from the outside. We did not have time to go in but, the menu is amazing. I took my son and girlfriend to get the bottles today. I am going to wait a few years and sign up again so me and my son can share this experience when he is older. Truly beautiful grounds and people.
  • Such a neat experience. We showed up to just look and see the grounds and gift shop but was able to squeeze in to a tour! And it was wonderful! Child friendly. Both children were with us as we were only passing through and they walked on the tour with us. Tasting was a treat for your pallet! This was really the husband’s dream stop on this family vacation so we made it happen!! Thanks Maker’s Mark for showing us around!

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