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Maker's Mark Distillery

Maker's Mark Distillery Maker’s Mark is a handcrafted, small-batch bourbon whiskey distilled in Loretto, Kentucky. It is sold in unusually-shaped squarish bottles, which are sealed with red wax. The distillery has been around since the mid 1800s. The current recipe for Maker's Mark was developed in 1951, but the first batch wasn't bottled until 1958.

Directions from Lexington: Take the Bluegrass Parkway West. Take exit 42 Springfield/ Lebanon, Highway 555. Continue South on Highway 555, which turns into Highway 55 in Lebanon. Turn right on Walnut St, next to the Civil War Monument. Turn right onto Highway 49/52 at Springview Hospital. Turn right onto Highway 52. Continue on Highway 52 until you get to Burks Spring Road, turn right. (There will be signage at this intersection.) Directions from Louisville: Take I-65 South to the Bardstown/Clermont exit 112. Turn left from the exit onto Highway 245 and continue to Bardstown. When you get to Bardstown, turn right onto Highway 31E/150. Go to the courthouse and make 3/4 of a turn onto Highway 150. Turn right onto Highway 49 South (at McDonald's). After approximately 10 miles continue straight through the intersection on Highway 527, you will see a brown landmark sign to Maker's Mark at this juncture. At the flashing light, turn left onto Highway 52 East. Stay on Highway 52 East through Loretto. Maker's Mark is about 2.3 miles out of downtown Loretto. You will see brown landmark signs along the way. Turn left onto Burks Spring Road and proceed to the Visitors Center.

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3350 Burks Spring Road, Loretto, KY, US, 40037 Email:
Phone: 270-865-2099 Web:
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Maker's Mark is not aged for any specific period of years; rather it is bottled and marketed when expert tasters agree that it is ready. Maker's Mark is one of the few distillers to rotate the barrels from the upper to the lower levels of the aging warehouses during the aging process to benefit from the differences in temperature during the process. The aging process does abide by the US bourbon law by aging for a minimum of 2 years.


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