Makers Mark is unique from the other distillers. You have to come here to learn why. The setting is lovely. They have been actively using the same buildings and ground to distill since 1805 (though it wasn't called Makers Mark till 1953). Woody was a great and knowledgeable tour guide. The way they make and age the bourbon is unique to them and everything to do with labeling and finishing the bottle is all done by hand. There is a room that you walk through that has a beautiful blown glass ceiling made by a famous glass blower. The gift shop is really cool and how awesome to get to dip your own bottle into the wax to finish it. It's the only bourbon distiller that everyone in my party left with something in a gift bag. Everyone is given a free label. For the tasting you are given 6 samples. From the white dog to the premium select (1001 combos but you can get each one in a specific place). The bourbon is good, it's unique, and how fun to dip any of your merchandise (glasses, hats, magnets, you name it) into the wax. Free for active military. 9.00 for veterans and 12.00 for the rest. Make sure when you're done with the tour you stop by the restaurant for the bourbon slushy. It's 8.00 but it's really good. Full restaurant available. Enjoy!
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