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Maker's Mark

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Watch a sour mash ferment in giant cypresswood vats on its way to becoming that heavenly Kentucky bourbon at this distillery.
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3350 Burkes Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037-8027
+1 270-865-2881
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a trip through the Bourbon Trail this was our favorite stop. The setting, though out of the way, is the best one we encountered with scenic views and buildings. The tasting had 5 bourbons and chocolate (more than most), and the gift shop experience...More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the closest distillery to Louisville, but well worth the trip! Make sure you dip your own bottle in the Red Wax. Nice folks and very informative. Truly handmade bourbon.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were the last tour of the day on a Friday and though I appreciate our tour guide hurrying to get us into the gift shop before it closed I felt like we missed a lot of good info because it was delivered so quickly....More

Thank Marsha H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour was led by retired CEO Bill Samuels Jr who is a charming story teller. Not only did we learn how the bourbon is made, bottled, labeled, etc but he shared lots of history & family stories. The landscaping and wonderful art displays really...More

Thank Vicki G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really fun tour and great way to learn about the whisky process. The tastings are delicious. Our guide was very entertaining. For a big distillery, it felt remarkably intimate.

Thank glaciaglaze
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative. The grounds are immaculate. The whole process is amazing. The restaurant served very tasty food.

Thank T396BYjohnk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour at Makers Mark is excellent. You are guide thru the whole distillery and so you are able to view the entire process from grain to the bottling. Our guide did a great job informing us about the process. The best part is the...More

Thank wow1870
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful distillery you will visit. They also have a small restaurant/ice cream shop for after your tour. Very nice!

Thank cpook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though the distillery was under construction during our visit and production had been halted, we had a great tour with an excellent guide. Loved the tastings as we went along and enjoyed the property. The gift shop is terrific and you must buy bottles...More

Thank Dana H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today 41 of us toured Makers Mark Distillery. Our tour was guided by Laura. She was very knowledgeable with a dynamic personality. The facility is so worth taking a couple of hours to go through and then enjoy lunch on the premises. Chicken salad was...More

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June 28, 2018|
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Response from rickpoet |
As helpful as answers such as "call them" and "check their website" are ;) (both of which we had already done and neither of which provided the answer to the question I was looking for... We've now actually already been... More
Jacquelyn R
March 21, 2018|
Response from Winesnob96 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they will do a sample tasting as they are explaining the process
March 18, 2018|
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Response from bbmamaholly | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Saturday and did not need a reservation. I called ahead of time and was told tours were leaving about every 20 minutes as they filled up and no reservations were required. A tour was not required to visit... More