Maker’s Mark Distillery

3350 Burks Spring Rd.
Loretto, KY 40037- Map It
Phone: (270) 865-2099

AAA Editor Notes

Maker’s Mark Distillery, 2 mi. e. on SR 52 to Burks Spring Rd., began operations in 1805. The visitor center is the starting point for 60-minute guided tours. Highlights of the tour include the still house—the oldest part of the complex—where the bourbon is made by hand; the fermenting room, where the sour mash ferments in deep cypress vats; one warehouse, which is more than 100 years old, where the whisky ages; and the bottling house, where each bottle is hand-dipped in the distillery’s signature red wax. Picnicking is permitted.
$9; free (ages 0-20).
Hours: Tours depart Mon.-Sat. 9:30-3:30, Sun. 11:30-3:30, Mar.-Dec.; Mon.-Sat. 9:30-3:30, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.