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Maker's Mark, Loretto

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Distillery · Food & Drink
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In the woods of Kentucky, Maker's Mark 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 by using our Loretto trip itinerary maker app.
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  • The Maker's Mark Distillery Tour was the highlight of our trip through Kentucky. Our tour guide shared every aspect of product development from the initial whiskey recipe to the thought put into the....  more
    The Maker's Mark Distillery Tour was the highlight of our trip through Kentucky. Our tour guide shared every aspect of product development from the initial whiskey recipe to the thought put into the....  more »
  • Tour guides are very knowledgeable. Everyone is very friendly. Great customer service. Beautiful area. 
    Tour guides are very knowledgeable. Everyone is very friendly. Great customer service. Beautiful area.  more »
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  • This was my first time touring Makers Mark. I had questions about some areas, rules etc to ensure we were respectful. I spoke with Ms Kim and Mr. Frank. They are some of the most kind, professional and informed people I've met. They ensured my questions were answered, and even reached out again to make sure everything was what I was expecting. The Distillery and grounds are amazing. It's a picturesque scene from back in time to modern day. The entire staff is knowledgeable to the finest detail as well as polite. You can't leave without the tasting area and dipping a bottle..its an experience that's a must see and do.. Don't miss this opportunity
  • Maker’s Mark is a must stop on the bourbon trail! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Taylor. The distillery grounds are beautiful and they have a very historic feel. It is amazing to learn how much of this production is still done by hand including the cutting of the labels and the wax seal. A fun experience in the gift shop is that you can buy an unsealed bottle and dip it in the wax yourself. They tasting consisted of 5 pours. They have plenty of parking here but the tour ends at the gift shop that’s a ways away from the parking lot but there is a shuttle bus that will take you back.

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