Maker’s Mark Distillery

Easily one of the most recognizable bourbon bottles in the world, Maker’s Mark brings its iconic red wax to life at its Loretto, Ky., distillery. Generations of the Samuels family have kept Maker’s Mark going since 1954. Learn the secrets of the brand’s distinctive wheated mash bill and the work that goes into each bottle.

The Distillery Tour

Your tour of Maker’s Mark Distillery extends across the bourbon-making gamut. See new make flow through stills, watch as sour mash bubbles in massive vats, and learn about the grains that go into every glass. Get an introduction to labeling and walk down the bottling line. A highlight of the Maker’s Mark tour, especially for diehard Maker’s Mark Ambassadors, is the part where each bottle is hand dipped in red wax. 

Mint Julep travels to Maker’s Mark several times a week on public bourbon tours.

The Bourbon Tastings

The classic Maker’s Mark bourbon is just one of several offerings on your bourbon flight at the distillery. Other tastings may include Maker’s 46, Private Selections or Maker’s Cask Strength bourbon. End your tasting on a sweet note with a bourbon ball.

Maker's Mark Bourbon Tasting on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®

Photo by Maker’s Mark

Things to know about Maker’s Mark

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Maker’s Mark made?

Maker’s Mark is made at 3355 Burks Spring Road in Loretto, Ky.

Who owns Maker’s Mark?

Maker’s Mark was founded by the Samuels family and is currently owned by Beam Suntory.

What bourbons and whiskeys does Maker’s Mark produce?

Maker’s Mark Distillery produces Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46 and a range of Private Selection, Cask Strength and limited-release bourbon selections.

Is Maker’s Mark on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?

Yes, Maker’s Mark is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

Which distilleries are near Maker’s Mark?

Distillery tours near Maker’s Mark include Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center and Barton 1792.

Where can I find out more about Maker’s Mark?

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Start Planning Your Kentucky Bourbon Distillery Tour

Let’s start planning your ultimate Kentucky bourbon distillery tour today! We offer a variety of public tours as well as custom-made experiences that are tailored to your every bourbon desire.