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Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Located a mere 2 blocks from 21c on historic Whiskey Row, this downtown bourbon haven features an artisanal distillery, tours and tastings all in the name of Kentucky’s first distiller.
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Four Roses Distillery – Built in 1910, Four Roses features a unique Spanish Mission-style architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Be sure to explore the grounds and stop to smell a few of the many red roses that give the distillery its name.
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Heaven Hill Distilleries – Located in historic Bardstown, Heaven Hill is America’s largest independent, family-owned producer of Bourbon. Take a guided tour through a working rickhouse – where Bourbon barrels are stored for aging.
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Jim Beam Distillery – Visit the birthplace, distillery and home of the Beams, the first family of Bourbon. See a barrel-making exhibit and one of the oldest moonshine stills in America before enjoying a free tasting.
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Maker’s Mark Distillery – Maker’s may be off the beaten path, but the rolling hills around this famed distillery makes it worth the journey. Dip your own bottle in Maker’s signature red wax and learn about the distillery’s exclusive Ambassador program.
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Wild Turkey Distillery – Located in Lawrenceburg, KY, Wild Turkey produces one of the best-selling premium Bourbons in the U.S. and the world. Master Distiller Jimmy Russell is known for his signature 101 proof.
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Woodford Reserve Distillery – The oldest and smallest distillery in Kentucky traces its origins to 1797 when Elijah Pepper began distilling in Woodford County. This National Landmark crafts only Woodford Reserve, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby.
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Take a detour

Though off the official Kentucky Bourbon Trail, these attractions offer a deeper look into the rich Bourbon Heritage:

Barton 1792 Distillery & Visitor Center – The only fully operating distillery in Bardstown, tours show the inner workings of how Bourbon is make, from the corn delivery to the bottling line.
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Buffalo Trace Distillery – Buffalo Trace, the world’s most award-winning distillery, lets visitors walk in the footsteps of Bourbon legends such as E.H. Taylor, George T. Stagg and Col. Albert Blanton.
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Chapeze House –  Bourbon tastings and cooking classes by day; dinner by reservation every night.
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The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History – With an impressive collection of rare whiskey artifacts, the museum is a definite stop for Bourbon enthusiasts.
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