Come see where Maker's® is made.

We'd love to show you around our distillery in Loretto, Ky., and give you a taste of what Maker's Mark® and Star Hill Farm is all about. The Maker's Mark Distillery is located at 3350 Burks Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037.

A word to the wise: Cell phone service gets a little spotty once you get close, so it may be helpful to print or save directions before you hit the road.

Scenic Route

Here in Kentucky, we tend to take things a little slower. If you're not in any rush, soak in all that Loretto and its surroundings have to offer and take time to stop and smell the bourbon.

Bardstown

Talbott Inn. aka Old Talbott Tavern

This restaurant and hotel is apparently home to the ghost of Jesse James (among others), who, when he was alive, left a few bullet holes in the wall of an upstairs bedroom to mark his presence. Other notable guests include Washington Irving, Henry Clay, Stephen Foster, John James Audubon, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, and French King Louis Phillipe.

My Old Kentucky Home State Park

This state park at the edge of Bardstown features a golf course and campground and is home to Federal Hill aka My Old Kentucky Home aka the farm that inspired the Stephen Foster song by the same name. If you happen to visit during the summer months, stay for the musical stage show about Foster's life and career.

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

Enjoy a repast on a vintage rail car while you wind through Kentucky forests and farmlands.

Lebanon

Kentucky Cooperage

Get an in-depth look at the barrel-making process on a tour of an active cooperage.

Maker's Mark® water tower

We'll take a Maker's® and water. There probably aren't many water towers worthy of a photo op, but we think this small monument to our bourbon is pretty darn cool.

Loretto

Maker's Mark warehouses

About three miles west of the distillery on Highway 52, you'll see a collection of large black warehouses where many of our bourbon barrels will live out their days. They'll spend at least three summers on the upper floors of the warehouse before they're hand-rotated to the lower part of the building. This arduous process allows for more equal exposure to temperature extremes and ensures more consistent flavor.

From 75 South

Take I-75 South to exit 115 and merge onto Hwy. 922 South/Newtown Pike toward Lexington.

Merge onto Hwy. 4 West/New Circle Rd via the ramp to Airport.

Keep left to continue on Hwy. 421 bypass North and then Hwy. 4 West.

Take exit 5B to merge onto Hwy. 60 West/Versailles Rd. toward Versailles/Bluegrass Pkwy.

Take U.S. 60 West 6 miles to Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Pkwy.

Merge onto the Parkway toward Elizabethtown and drive 30 miles to the Springfield/Lebanon exit (Exit 42).

Take the exit and turn left toward Springfield/Lebanon on Hwy. 555 South.

Turn right onto Lebanon Bypass Hwy. 2154.

Turn right on Hwy. 49.

Turn right on Hwy. 52.

Turn right on Bill Samuels Jr. Rd. Historic Maker's Mark Distillery is straight ahead.

From 75 North

Take I-75 North to exit 59 for Hwy. 25 toward Mt Vernon/Livingston/Hwy. 150.

Turn left onto Hwy. 25 North/South Wilderness Rd.

Continue onto Hwy. 150 West/Crab Orchard Rd.

Continue on Hwy. 150 through Danville.

Turn left onto Hwy. 68 West/South Buell St./Jane Todd Crawford Trail.

Once you reach Lebanon, take a right onto North Spalding Ave.

Turn left onto West Walnut St.

Turn right onto Hwy. 49 North/Hwy. 52 West/Loretto Rd.

Turn right to continue on Hwy. 52 West.

Turn right onto Bill Samuels Jr. Rd. Historic Maker's Mark Distillery is straight ahead.

From 65 South

Take I-65 South toward exit 112, Clermont/Bernheim Forest exit.

At ramp turn left onto Hwy. 245 South to Bardstown.

Take Hwy. 245 to intersection of Hwy. 62, turning right, and continue on Hwy. 62 East for approximately 2 miles.

Hwy. 62 runs into Hwy. 150. Turn left, continue approximately 2 miles and drive past My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

At intersection of Hwy. 150 and 49, turn right onto Hwy. 49 South and follow the brown historical landmark signs to Holy Cross, which will direct you to go left onto Hwy. 49.

Turn left onto Hwy. 52 East into Loretto.

Continue on through Loretto.

Turn left onto Bill Samuels Jr. Rd. Historic Maker's Mark Distillery is straight ahead.

From 65 North

Take I-65 North toward Elizabethtown, Ky., to Bluegrass Parkway East.

Continue to Bardstown Exit 25.

Turn left at the exit onto Hwy. 150.

Turn left onto Hwy. 49 South (at McDonald's).

Turn left onto Hwy. 52 East into Loretto.

Continue on through Loretto.

Turn left onto Bill Samuels Jr. Rd. Historic Maker's Mark Distillery is straight ahead.

Maker's Mark Distillery

3350 Burks Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037