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Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles

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Woodford Reserve is an American brand of premium small batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey produced by the Brown-Forman Corporation. It is made from a mixture of pot still spirits distilled at the company's Woodford Reserve Distillery in Woodford County, in north-central Kentucky, and column still spirits from the Brown Forman Distillery in Shively, Kentucky. Each bottle is numbered with a batch number and bottle number. Woodford Reserve's alcohol content is 45.2% alcohol by volume (90.4 US Proof).HistoryThe Woodford Reserve Distillery, formerly known as the Old Oscar Pepper Distillery and later the Labrot & Graham Distillery, is approximately eight miles from the town of Versailles off U.S. Route 60, between Interstate 64 and Versailles.Distilling on the site began in 1780 and the distillery building itself was erected in 1838, making it the oldest of the nine bourbon distilleries in current operation in Kentucky as of 2010—although the site has not been continuously operational as a distillery during that history. In 1995 the distillery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 2000 it was designated a National Historic Landmark.
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  • Woodford Reserve is great bourbon, but the tour is a little pricey. If you have visited other distilleries (I've visited and toured all of the one on the Bourbon Trail) then for the price I'd not spen...  read more »
  • Woodford Reserve is a very pretty distillery with a great history. We arrived too late for the tour, but opted to participate in the bourbon tasting they offered, and this was a good one because the e...  read more »
  • Visited with my husband and adult daughter. They had been to a distillery and on a tour, but I had not. We all three decided to take the tour which included tasting at the end. It was $14 a person! To...  read more »
  • Nestled amongst the vast thoroughbred stables and paddocks, Woodford Reserve is the most elegant and upscale of the distilleries on the bourbon trail. The gift shop is gorgeous and you are almost afraid to touch. As well as the expected bourbon samples there are chocolate samples that my wife feel in love with. We left with a bottle and several selections of candy.
  • I took the tour and learned so much about their process. Great knowledgeable staff and of course AWESOME Bourbon. I look forward to coming back.
  • So far my favorite of the Bourbon Trail. Great tour with knowledgeable and friendly guides. Recommend going in the fall or winter when it's nice and cool to walk around. Their gift shop and waiting area is really nice and upscale.
  • Keep driving...I wholeheartedly agree with the poor reviews posted below. The staff seems annoyed to deviate from the script (tour and sales). No personality, over priced... Oh and the staff is told not to share Woodford Reserve's largest distillery is in Louisville...why the secret??? We all know your largest customer is Japan...(they can drink!)
  • Excellent and very beautiful. A nice visit back in history. Great display of an awesome product and it's history. Prices are very decent well.
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