Maker's Mark Distillery Tours in Loretto, Kentucky - Louisville Article

Get a Hands-On History Lesson with a Maker's Mark Distillery Tour in Loretto, Kentucky

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Get a Hands-On History Lesson with a Maker's Mark Distillery Tour in Loretto, Kentucky

Published Sep 25, 2016
Updated May 31, 2017

The Maker’s Mark Distillery is one of Kentucky’s most popular destinations and, quite notably, the first distillery in America to be recognized as a National Historic Landmark.

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With a rich family history, the distillery continues to make bourbon the exact same way its founder, Bill Samuels, Sr., did more than 60 years ago. Considered the world’s oldest operating bourbon distillery, Maker’s Mark promises a truly unique, intimate experience that sheds light on the specialness and tradition of making Kentucky bourbon.

Maker's Mark Distillery Tours

A visit to the campus allows guests to experience the entire bourbon-making process first-hand, from processing of the grains to rotating the barrels, to the purposefully-inefficient process of hand-dipping each and every bottle in signature red wax (visitors even get the chance to dip their very own), the experience will be memorable for bourbon aficionados and newbies alike.

The distillery tour also gives visitors the option to sample Maker's Mark bourbon whiskey and the gift shop offers a variety of items, from apparel to mixed drink recipes and barware, to barrel wood, cooking accessories and unique gift sets. ]

Insider Tip from The Citiview Louisville: Enjoy lunch at Star Hill Provisions, an on-site restaurant located in the beautifully renovated Distiller's House that serves up seasonal cocktails and premium, locally-sourced and farm-to-table fare from Chef Newman Miller and his experienced team of culinary masters. 

Hours: Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

(March through December)

The tour and bourbon tasting is $9 per person. Under 21 years FREE.

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