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Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc, Loretto

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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. Take a look at our Loretto vacation builder to schedule your visit to Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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TripAdvisor
  • This review won't be relevant once construction is complete, but be warned and call ahead if you're getting reservations for the Maker's Mark tour. See if they have anything going on that affects thei...  more »
  • I had family in town and decided on a road trip for some Kentucky bourbon. We decided on Maker's Mark since it was the most accessible given the other things we wanted to do. The property is just beau...  more »
  • Such a fun time. Our tour guide Austin was absolutely one of the most entertaining and knowledgeable guides I have heard. She got the group involved and showed how much she loved working at this disti...  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.
  • 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.
  • Awesome spot. Came during Derby Week. Got to wax-dip my own bourbon bottle and take home some 47 staves (amazing in the grill!).
  • Ben was our guide and he was awesome. He was so informative and funny. I would highly recommend visiting Maker's Mark.
  • I was a little disappointed.The group in the tour was large.I was in the back and I really could not hear or see much of anything.I felt rushed and I would not do it again.Altho with that said,the place was beautiful.I loved all the trees and bushes.