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Maker's Mark Distillery.
Where Maker's® is made.

We're still doing things just like we did them in 1953. From the old letterpress, to the way we hand-rotate every barrel and hand-dip every bottle. And yet it seems there's always something new and exciting going on at our little distillery here in Loretto. We'd love to have you sometime.

Open 9:30am–5:00pm today, last tour at 3:30pm

Clear, 63º

Visit the sourceLoretto, KY

If you're ever in Kentucky, we'd love to have you over for a tour of the distillery. You'll find that the same attention to detail that goes into making our bourbon has gone into preserving this place. Star Hill Farm covers more than 1,000 acres. This includes North America's first natural water sanctuary, started as part of our commitment to sustainability.

The limestone cellar

It's been called the "classiest cave in Kentucky." Come see where Maker's 46® and Maker's Mark Private Select® are finished. Both of these bourbons make up what we call our "wood finishing series."

Maker's Mark Sustainability Lake Under a Clear Blue Sky
Maker's Mark Sustainability Lake Under a Clear Blue Sky

SustainabilityProtecting our work environment

The limestone-filtered 10-acre spring-fed lake at Star Hill Farm was key to Bill, Sr.’s acquisition of the property and one reason Maker’s is so focused on sustainability efforts and protecting the watershed. This designated water sanctuary reflects our commitment to improving plant diversity, preventing erosion, increasing groundwater infiltration and providing wildlife habitat. Other sustainability efforts include adding several acres of natural land buffers, planting thousands of trees and shrubs, helping farmers research grains to determine the ideal types for our local soil and climate and by using reverse osmosis to reclaim water that would otherwise be lost in production. We look forward to sharing the details as we progress our initiatives.

Take a dip

A visit to the distillery isn't complete without a turn at our dipping station. When you purchase any undipped bottle, you can try your hand at dunking your one-of-a-kind souvenir into Maker's® red wax.

Gift shop

Dipping your own bottle isn't the only treat we have in store for you. We offer a number of distillery specialty bottles, glassware, chocolates and other keepsakes to help commemorate your time in Loretto.

Tours

It would be our pleasure to show you around. Tours are given year-round with a number of different options to offer. Click below to learn everything you need to know.

Take a tour

Events

Looking for more than a tour? We've got that, too. Whether it's special dinners, music or seasonal gatherings, there's always something new and exciting going on in Loretto.

See what's new

The distillery restaurantStar Hill Provisions™

A visit to the distillery is a great way to work up an appetite – and thirst too, of course. Award-winning chef Newman Miller and team are here for you. Star Hill Provisions™ is constantly crafting unique culinary experiences for our visitors, including TasteMakers dinners with some of the country's top chefs and seasonal menus designed to pair perfectly with our bourbons. At Star Hill Provisions, there's usually something special cooking.

Go eat

Ambassador program

Sure, you like Maker's Mark®. But do you like-like it? If you're ready to take this relationship to the next level, consider becoming a Maker's Mark® Ambassador. Help us spread the word about our favorite bourbon, while receiving insider news about products and events. We’ll put your name on a barrel of Maker’s Mark and give you updates on it as it matures for 5-7 years. When it’s ready, we’ll let you know so can come visit us in Loretto to pick up a few personalized bottles from that batch. We think it’s worth the wait.

Where do I sign up
Gold Maker's Mark Ambassador Name Plate on Barrel Lid
Gold Maker's Mark Ambassador Name Plate on Barrel Lid