Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc, Loretto

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#2 of 20 in Breweries in Kentucky
In the woods of Kentucky, Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc 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 Distillery, Inc by using our Loretto trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Wonderful Tour...... concluding in the tasting room. Be sure to bring your camera , you can take some very interesting photos. The grounds are very well landscaped and when I wa there Maker's Mark was...  more »
  • Attended a bourbon dinner with the ability to tour the grounds and sample two bourbons. The grounds are beautiful with very well kept building. Polite staff.  more »
  • First suggestion is to become Maker's Mark Ambassadors. They send special gifts during the holidays and keep you informed on the latest events at Marker's Mark. We had the opportunity to take a tour d...  more »
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  • Well-worth the $12 tour and visit. The reception building is decorated beautifully. The campus was absolutely gorgeous and was reminiscent of Jack Daniels. I loved the red shutters with the bottle outline on all the buildings. I really appreciated the tasting portion of the tour. We all had 5 glasses on a long table while our tour guide explained each one and showed us how to taste and appreciate the flavors. It was a lot more extensive of a tasting than I expected.
  • It was a little disappointing because when I went in late June there were areas closed due to construction, but overall it was very interesting. I will certainly go again. Of the three tours I did that weekend, the most unique takeaway is dipping your own bottle.
  • This was my favorite distillery tour out of all the others. It felt much more like a premium and educational experience overall. It was thanks to this tour that I got hooked onto bourbon! Small $9 fee for the tour is totally worth it - try to reserve your spot online to avoid lineups, etc. The path they take you through on the tour is beautifully designed and landscaped - don't want to spoil it but just be sure to appreciate the sights. This tour is a lot about experiencing rather than just seeing - not only do you get to taste the mash but they teach you how to find the different flavors and fragrances in the bourbon. It was at that point that I finally started understanding and appreciating bourbon. Gift shop is really cool but be prepared to pay premium prices.
  • We did the beyond the mark tour with Lindsey as our Guide(she was great!). It's was very education. Handsdown the best distillery we have experienced.
  • Awesome spot. Came during Derby Week. Got to wax-dip my own bourbon bottle and take home some 47 staves (amazing in the grill!).

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