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Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles

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Brewery
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is the third time we have toured Woodford Reserve Distillery and it gets better each time. The tour is well organized, informative and just the right length of time to get a good overall view of ...  more »
  • We really ejoyed this view into a Kentucky bourbon distillery. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable. The tasting and gift shop visit were great too. The drive in was beautiful through horse...  more »
  • My favorite bourbon, distilled in a picturesque setting. Most distillery sites are beautifully sited due to being near their water source. This one also has limestone aging barns and is situated adjac...  more »
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  • By far the most beautiful stop along the Trail. We didn't have time for a tour (still upset about that), but we did a tasting which was still pretty cool. Be aware, Woodford was the most packed of any of the places we went.
  • Being the designated driver I was told I could not stay with my party during tasting because I wasn't tasting. I sat on the deck which was beautiful. So much for being a responsible to individual and choosing to not drink and drive.
  • Superb grounds and fantastic facilities. We did the tour and our guide, Steve, was a joy. Highly recommended stop for anyone who loves bourbon and wants a taste of local history.
  • One of the better distillery on the bourbon tour worth the trip make sure you visit the warehouse and enjoy the angel share
  • What an amazing experience. The tour was fantastic. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and funny. Woodford's historical grounds were breathtakingly beautiful. The process of making Woodford Reserve was very fascinating. The store was absolutely gorgeous, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. I WILL be back for another visit.