5 Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries Worth Touring

1. Maker’s Mark, Loretto. Choose from five tours at this family-run operation, whose old-fashioned distillery is a National Historic Landmark.

2. Woodford Reserve, Versailles. This small-batch premium distillery was established by Elijah Pepper in 1812 and passed down to his son, Oscar.

3. Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Clermont. Tours and tastings are available at both Beam’s older rural stillhouse in bluegrass country and urban stillhouse in Louisville.

4. Wild Turkey, Lawrenceburg. The hourly “From Barrel to Bottle” tour takes visitors through the distillery and historic rickhouse where the oak barrels age.

5. Heaven Hill Springs Distillery, Bardstown. Visit the instructive Bourbon Heritage Center in historic Bardstown near My Old Kentucky Home state park and campground.

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