The tradition of Kentucky Bourbon dates back to settlers in the 1700s, although the whiskey shipped from Bourbon County (then part of Virginia) is now popular and known throughout the world. Since 1999, nearly 2.5 million visitors have visited this trail that consists of eight major distilleries - including Jim Beam
in Clermont, Maker's Mark
in Loretto, and good ol' Wild Turkey
in Lawrenceburg - offering tours, tastings, and information.
At the first stop, you can pick up a free keepsake souvenir passport. By collecting stamps from each distillery on the trail, you can earn a complimentary Kentucky Bourbon Trail® T-shirt. Bluegrass Country can be explored by car, bicycle, motorcycle or even horse. Recommended visit: three days.