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Maker's Mark

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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 4 weeks ago

As a Makers Mark Ambassador, we made our third trip to Loretto to pick up our newly bottled, personally labeled, Makers Mark. I got to dip the bottles in the hot red wax. Waited six years for the ago g but it was worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The everyone from the welcome center to our guide were very welcoming. The grounds were in excellent shape. We learned so much about the history, and things we never even thought about, that go one behind the scenes. The art work throughout the tour is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth the money for this tour. Our tour guide, Ryan, was awesome! Definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to do the Bourbon our.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dalzell8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were here 7 years ago and loved it. However, changes were made a few years ago and we found it very confusing. You have to walk down a long hill to start the tour. The tour is an hour long and very interesting, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a business trip, so we drove down to Makers Mark distillery to go through the tour. There are several tour options, but we chose the general tour which lasts about an hour. The site is beautiful, especially in the fall as we were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Makers is my favorite Bourbon, so we did the tour. Beautiful grounds and the tour guide was engaging, fun and knew about the Bourbon process. Met a distiller at the start of the tour. At the end we dipped two bottles and signed up for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rt113
Reviewed November 3, 2018

I was disappointed. After waiting for over 7 years for my barrel to mature, I finally received my golden ticket. You have a 6 month window to use it, and mine was good from 10/1/18 - 3/31/19. I didn't want to get caught driving in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Pioneer23563739464
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Our tour of the Maker’s Mark Distillery was a lot of fun and worth the trip. Had a taste testing at the end which was also fun. Only distillery we went to, so cannot compare, but couldn’t have been more pleased with the one we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We visited four distilleries during our two days on the Bourbon Trail. By far, this was our favorite! Beautiful grounds, informative tour, excellent classroom style tasting at the end with five small samples. Nice that we weren’t locked into a scheduled time slot, just booked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PG-NY
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

The makers mark property is absolutely immaculate. It looks like a set from a movie at Disneyland. You walk into the fermenter room, and everything looks like it hasn’t been touched since they started distilling in the early 1800’s. The printing press room is all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Michelle D
October 17, 2018|
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Response from Matt M | Reviewed this property |
Two hours would allow you to take tour/tasting and spend some time in the gift shop if you choose, as well as walk around the grounds. It was such a peaceful setting. We had other distillery tours scheduled for the day so... More
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