How Kentucky Became the World’s Bourbon Capital

There’s no law mandating that bourbon must be produced in Kentucky, although it might seem that way given the state’s dominance in distilling the distinctive corn-based, barrel-aged whiskey. According to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Bluegrass State produces and ages approximately 95 percent of the world’s bourbon whiskey. So is there something in Kentucky’s water […]

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Bourbon Tourism Booming in Kentucky

Tourism is booming in the Bluegrass State along with production at Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries. Bourbon is a signature industry that helps create 9,000 jobs, generates more than $125 million in tax revenue each year, and is a growing international symbol of Kentucky craftsmanship and tradition. But more than industry, bourbon is a culture, a history, and […]

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Bourbon Country Runs Straight Through Here

Our final two stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail were Maker’s Mark Distillery and Barton’s 1792 Distillery. Maker’s Mark Distillery Next we headed down the winding roads to the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery a National Historic Landmark nestled in the rolling hills of Marion County. Any bourbon tour would be incomplete without a stop at Maker’s […]

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