Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles

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Woodford Reserve is a brand of premium small batch Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey produced in Woodford County, Kentucky by the Brown-Forman Corporation. It is made from a mixture of pot still spirits produced at the company's Woodford Reserve Distillery there, and column still spirits from the Brown Forman Distillery in Shively, Kentucky. Each 45.2% alcohol by volume (90.4 US Proof) bottle bears a unique batch and bottle number.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 in north-central Kentucky, off U.S. Route 60 between Interstate 64 and Versailles.Distilling on the site began in 1780, with today's distillery building erected in 1838. Although the site has not been continuously operational as a distillery since, the structure stands as the oldest of the nine bourbon distilleries in operation in Kentucky as of 2010. In 1995 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 2000 was designated a National Historic Landmark.
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  • Woodford Reserve's craftsmanship is impressive in nearly every way. The triple copper pot distillation process is unrivaled among the KDT. As good is their distillery tours - extremely friendly, knowl...  more »
  • Super fun tour with Rai! Woodford is one of the older distilleries on the trail and it is definitely worth visiting. Rai kept the tour moving at a great pace, and my husband and I learned a lot. Bourb...  more »
  • This was one stop on the bourbon trail that was packed with a bunch of snobby people. The store was jam packed and very uncomfortable. We paid for the craft cocktail class and the tour. The class was ...  more »
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  • We went on the tour checking off a spot on the bourbon trail and had a good time. It was really informative and didn't take too long maybe about an hour. There is a tasting at the end of the tour with a tasty bourbon ball. The bourbon is really good especially the double oak and the bourbon balls are probably the best I have ever had. Grab a box of the bourbon balls while there cause it's not that easy to get some elsewhere.
  • A beautiful place, but tour is $14 ... there are free tours, so be aware and look around. For my money, I'd rather spend the money on a bottle of booze than the tour, when I can see all the same stuff 5 minutes down the road for free. Did visit gift shop and did get the Woodford Double Oak, that was good, EH Taylor small batch was even better.
  • The distillery was a good place to spend an afternoon. The drive in is great with the rolling fields and horses. The tour was pretty interesting and you get to taste the whiskey at the end. The only knock on this place is that they don't serve alcohol, which is kind of ironic. It would make waiting around for a tour much better if you could sip on a glass of the whiskey.
  • Great place for family and friends. Our guide, Kathy, a retired school teacher, was full of good cheer. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. Woodford is a terrific place for photography. Bourbon testing a perfect ending to a memorable visit.
  • Did just the $10 tasting and it was fantastic. Chocolate and taste of three. Drive into Woodford is stunning with horses and fields...your imagined vision of old Kentucky bourbon trail.

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