It wouldn’t be a road trip through Kentucky without the Bourbon Trail!! Kentucky Bourbon Country by Susan Reigler is the essential travel guide for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The travel guide covers interesting facts about the bourbon industry, the Bourbon Trail Map, as well as the bourbon distilleries.
Some of the bourbon distilleries on the bourbon trail include: Woodford Reserve, Jim Beam, Town Branch, and Makers Mark just to name a few.
Fun Facts — Woodford Reserve:
- Woodford Reserve located in Versailles Kentucky has the only stone warehouse in use today for aging bourbon.
- The seventy-eight-acre distillery, nestled by the banks of Glenn’s Creek, is a national historical Landmark.
- Whiskey was first distilled on this site in 1812.
- Woodford reserve is the only triple-distilled bourbon.
Fun Facts — Jim Beam:
- Jim Beams white label is the best selling Brand of Bourbon worldwide.
- Beam Started bottling bourbon in what has become a series of collectible decanters in the early 1950s.
- Booker’s, the first barrel-proof, unfiltered bourbon available to consumer market, was released in 1988.
Fun Facts — Town Branch:
- Town Branch owned by Alltech is one of only a few combined brewing and distilling operation in the United States.
- It also produces the first malt whiskey made in Kentucky since 1919.
- Town Branch is the first new distillery built in Lexington for nearly a century.
Fun Facts — Makers Mark:
- Makers Mark is the First distillery in the United States to be made a historical landmark in 1980.
- This site is also an arboretum, and many trees have identification signs.
- You can dip your own bottle of bourbon in the signature red wax.