Maker's Mark Distillery

Maker's Mark Distillery

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Loretto
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  • Ninah R.
    "Our tour guide was great and you HAVE to do the dip your own bottle"(10 Tips)
    Tara S.
    "Our tour guide was fun and informative!"(5 Tips)
    Kay V.
    "Great tour and tasting with Roy Lee!"(3 Tips)
    Tina
    "Good tour, good bourbon and you can dip your own bottle!"(18 Tips)
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  • Emily L.
    Emily LMarch 30
    they let you label and follow a bottle during the bottling process - fun!
  • Josh A.
    Josh AMarch 11
    The Samuels crew have nailed this. The heritage tour for Ambassadors is a best in class customer appreciation experience. You will learn why Maker's is Makers
  • Jon P.
    Jon PressmanFebruary 20
    Great tour -- they cover everything and it's hands on. Beautiful facility
  • Bill B.
    Bill BerlinJanuary 31
    Dip your own bottle.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KempJanuary 30
    Amazing grounds and great tour
  • Allen V.
    Allen VoglianoOctober 5, 2016
    Off the beaten path a bit, but worth the drive for sure.
  • James C.
    James CJuly 17, 2016
    The tour and tasting were outstanding. It was one of the best I have ever been on. The guide Ben was very knowledgeable and really like able. The gift shop was outstanding as well.
  • Tara S.
    Tara SpachMarch 29, 2016
    The distillery was beautiful. Our tour guide was fun and informative! Become an Ambassador!
  • David V.
    David VeechMarch 22, 2016
    Bourbon's equivalent to Disney World. Beautiful and immaculate. Great tour. Dip your own bottle, too!
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyFebruary 15, 2016
    Yes, they're the most famous and visited, but they do a great tour and the site has a lot of history to it.
  • Ninah R.
    Ninah RandolphFebruary 8, 2016
    The tour was excellent. Our tour guide was great and you HAVE to do the dip your own bottle
  • JP M.
    JP McGeeJanuary 27, 2016
    Do the "beyond the Mark" tour. It's incredible!!!
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GotkinNovember 29, 2015
    Very touristy and tour groups are overly large
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KershnerSeptember 26, 2015
    Great hospitality. I've been a fan of Makers for some time, but after today I have an even greater appreciation for their bourbon and brand.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SAugust 6, 2015
    Great tour.
  • John C.
    John CJuly 15, 2015
    It's definitely worth the trip. Make sure and take the tour. The last one starts 3:30.
  • Katie
    KatieJune 26, 2015
    Hand dip your own bottle! Cell phone service doesn't work here.
  • Travis M.
    Travis MessickMay 1, 2015
    The bourbon
  • Jamie B.
    Jamie BurkeApril 19, 2015
    Tours, art, bourbon
  • Cassandra G.
    Cassandra GrzybowskiMarch 27, 2015
    Sooooo awesome
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RakerNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The idea of sticking your finger in the fermenting tank might sound gross at first, but make sure to try a couple of the tanks to see how the mash changes as it goes through fermentation.
  • Grump W.
    Grump WunOctober 23, 2014
    Cindy was an awesome tour guide. Tasting was also good
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettOctober 19, 2014
    Disney Land of distilleries is an accurate description of this place. They represent the brand well more than bourbon in general. Must go if you like Makers like me.
  • Benjamin G.
    Benjamin GlunzSeptember 28, 2014
    Everything is awesome
  • Ian R.
    Ian RussellAugust 28, 2014
    We have travelled all over country, toured many distilleries and breweries. We were Disappointed that you need to sign up for an hour tour to get samples! Other then that, beautiful spot!
  • John O.
    John OlsenAugust 17, 2014
    Beautiful location, fun tour, great Bourbon
  • Carolina R R.
    Carolina R RiethAugust 16, 2014
    Tour is really good!!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LangAugust 8, 2014
    Everything about the trip to the distillery was fantastic!
  • Tori R.
    Tori RenekerAugust 7, 2014
    Dip your own bottle!
  • Krisshundra B.
    Krisshundra BrightJune 14, 2014
    Try the Toll Gate Cafe on the way out . They serve some great bourbon pulled pork sandwiches!
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KunzmanApril 20, 2014
    Home Craft Days Festival at Makers is an awesome day! Free lunch and 2 free drinks! samples, art, music and much More! Great day!!
  • John U.
    John UMarch 31, 2014
    Good tour. Nice staff. Tour even good with little kids
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KMarch 25, 2014
    Zero cell phone reception in Loretto.
  • Sabrina C.
    Had a wonderful time ! I highly recommend becoming an ambassador!
  • Richard R.
    Richard RyanSeptember 19, 2013
    Nice tour and tasting!
  • Kay V.
    Kay VolkertAugust 10, 2013
    Love the history of Maker's Mark. The wife of the owner had the ideas for the style of the bottle and the dipping of the bottle. Great tour and tasting with Roy Lee!
  • Sherri A.
    Sherri AJune 20, 2013
    Tour is no longer free. $7 per adult and worth every penny. Personable tour guides. Up close tour. Don't forget your bourbon tour passport stamp!
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KMay 1, 2013
    FYI: The tour is $7. Not free.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MurrayApril 20, 2013
    Leah is the best tour guide! Make sure you taste the mash.
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis B.April 20, 2013
    Awesome tour. Hospitality all around. Highly recommend going here. The road in is a bit hairy, but not too bad. Definitely budget a lot for the gift shop. Lots of things to buy.
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VanValkenburghApril 15, 2013
    The 46 is to die for
  • Rick W.
    Rick WrightApril 1, 2013
    Awesome! We'll be back in a few years when another barrel cures!
  • Jazzchic (.
    Jazzchic (crystal!!)March 30, 2013
    If there is a heritage tour available, reserve a spot ahead of time and do it! It is led by a member of the Samuels family, and different from a standard distillery tour in the Bourbon Trail.
  • Bill S.
    Bill StringerMarch 26, 2013
    Best check in ever
  • Liz P.
    Liz PozniakDecember 27, 2012
    Tour is $7.00
  • Charlie V.
    Charlie VirgilNovember 18, 2012
    Buy a bottle and dip in Makers Mark signature wax yourself. The Best Bourbon in the Midwest.
  • Mark C.
    Mark ChmielewskiOctober 20, 2012
    No longer free and an outrageously overpriced gift shop. You've been warned.
  • Karen W.
    Karen WylandOctober 6, 2012
    Not free anymore! $ 7 per person
  • Jyll S.
    Jyll StuartSeptember 28, 2012
    Be sure to adopt your own barrel!
  • Reese B.
    Reese BlalockAugust 5, 2012
    Ask Jeff for a "smooth fingers" tour segment!
  • Diane L.
    Diane LeightyJune 6, 2012
    Beautiful grounds and nice tour.
  • Annie
    AnnieMay 28, 2012
    Great tour, kid-friendly. (have a special place for them to sit during tasting). Picturesque. Distillery shuts down do a month in early summer. You can still do tour; stills are empty. Spotty cel svc.
  • Phil H.
    Phil H.May 19, 2012
    Dip that bottle!
  • Kristi W.
    Kristi WilliamsonMay 10, 2012
    Dip a glass or ur own bottle in the wax
  • Jim T.
    Jim TrothFebruary 20, 2012
    Walk outside and smell the yeast at work on the corn mash. Smells like bread baking.
  • Rob D.
    Rob DaBoomFebruary 15, 2012
    Maker’s Mark is a small batch bourbon whiskey that is distilled in Loretto, Kentucky by Beam Inc.. It is sold in distinctively squarish bottles, which are sealed with red wax. Read more
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DellapinaJune 28, 2011
    A wonderful, unique experience Read more
  • Sara S.
    Sara SchulzMarch 7, 2011
    Great tour. Highly recommend. The hand dip is a must.
  • Caroline G.
    Caroline GNovember 29, 2010
    Try 46. It's made with French oak sticks which are left to age in the bourbon for 2 months. 94 proof but very smooth.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RSeptember 6, 2010
    Ask for a sip of the secret un-aged version of the whisky, technically not bourbon at this point.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SmithJuly 17, 2010
    The tour is free, and the guides are knowledgeable about their product, and extremely friendly. Make sure to try the new Maker's 46, and dip a bottle while you're there!
  • Tina
    TinaJune 11, 2010
    Good tour, good bourbon and you can dip your own bottle!
  • Just Add Bourbon
    Just Add BourbonMay 13, 2010
    You gotta dip your own bottle...no questions asked. Read more
  • Just Add Bourbon
    Just Add BourbonMay 13, 2010
    You have to dip your own bottle...no questions asked. Read more
  • James C.
    James CoatesMay 5, 2010
    Try a Maker's-rita. 1 part Maker's Mark, 1/3 part triple sec, 1 1/3 sweet and sour. Squeeze large orange wedge, shake and serve over the rocks.
  • Nick R.
    Nick RiceApril 12, 2010
    Dip your own bottle in the signature red wax. Read more
  • Katina B.
    Katina Beckham-FrenchMarch 30, 2010
    A beautiful place to visit, but remember to check-in from Loretto (and NOT while driving!) Cellular coverage is spotty at best at the distillery.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriestMarch 7, 2010
    Great tour! Tasting + wax dipping in the gift shop is lots of fun.
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