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Review of Maker's Mark

Maker's Mark
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Bourbon Trail Tour to Makers Mark, Four Roses...
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Loretto
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Owner description: Watch a sour mash ferment in giant cypresswood vats on its way to becoming that heavenly Kentucky bourbon at this distillery.
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The tours start to all sound the same, but this tasting stood out from all the rest. We gathered in a tasting room, sampled 6 selections, as well as a bourbon ball (my fav).

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

I took the Bourbon Tour on my own in late March and Maker's Mark was my favorite stop. The tour guides were quite good, you can taste test, and you can even dip a bottle that you buy in the famous red wax.
Very quaint with an interesting story and well worth the longer trip to get to Loreto.

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

We took the tour and it was very enjoyable and informative. The grounds and the entrance house are magnificent . Seeing the process and learning about the various methods used to create distinct versions of their Bourbon is fascinating. Highly recommend it. The scenery viewed on the way there alone is worth the trip

Thank John H
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Had a day with my dad at Maker’s Mark distillery on the bourbon trail. Very informative and still the oldest working distillery around. Had lunch there as well which was simple but tasty

Thank piperandco
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Use their directions and not your GPS as you might get lost. This is out in the country which is a pretty drive to get to their location. Large free parking lot. You will be put in a timed group. There is a fairly decent fee. Your guide will take you in and out of processing buildings. Our guide did her job fine but acted like she has done this dozens of time so there was no personal connection. The day and time you go depends on what you will see as this is an operating distillery. You can taste the flavor of bourbon after it ferments for a few days. There is a bottling operation which was not going while we were there as people were on a break. The guide keeps a quick steady pace as this place is popular and the groups are somewhat large and continuous. So the group can ask a question or two but not too many. There is a beautifully decorated room where people can pay for private tastings. At the end of this tour, though, you will be taken to a multi roomed building for group tasting which is also nice and airy. We sampled 5 bourbons plus mint julep since it was Derby month. Then you walk through a hallway with multi colored glass works on the ceiling while eating a free bourbon ball candy which opens into their gift shop. Quite a variety of items. You can buy a bottle of Maker's Mark and dip it in red wax yourself. We have been on other distillery tours and this tour was pretty similar in education but higher fee. It is on the Bourbon Trail so a must do if you are working towards completing your passport. There is a little eatery and bar on the premises where we stopped for a bourbon slushi - so delish! The female bartender was friendly and did a great job. Get your photo taken with the giant Maker's Mark bottle next door. Many wonderful photo opportunities on the campus. Ask about why the buildings are painted the color they are and note the bottle cut outs on the shutters.

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