Here at Maker’s Mark, we love having folks stop by our distillery. For visitors from all over the country and beyond, seeing firsthand how we make our whisky is an unforgettable experience. To help you make the most of it, here are a few simple tips so you can plan ahead. The better you’re prepared, the more fun you’ll have. Tour spots are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, and our tours are mostly outdoors – so be prepared for changing weather. Also, you’ll be doing a good bit of walking and climbing some stairs. Wear comfortable shoes, and if you have special circumstances, please let us know upon arrival. Our regular distillery tour is about one hour long, and the wait time between tours may vary depending on the number of visitors. Typically, you’ll encounter fewer guests if you visit Sunday through Friday, and large groups are more easily accommodated when visiting Monday through Friday. For groups of five or more, please pre-purchase tickets online. Hours Monday–Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; Sundays: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. EST Summer hours We’re extending summer hours straight into the fall. On Fridays and Saturdays from May to October, the distillery will remain open until 7 p.m. Last tours depart at 5:30 p.m. Also, check Star Hill Provisions™ for special hours. May–October Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m., last tours at 5:30 p.m. Sundays: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Holiday closures Tours are closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
- Welcome on the tour:
- Anyone (All ages are welcome, but you have to be 21 to join our sampling or dip your own bottle. Photo ID required.)
- Service animals
- Buses (Welcome Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. Please call 270-865-7220 to book bus tours.)
- Not so welcome on the tour:
- Open-container beverages
* This is a working distillery; tours may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather and the tour path altered unexpectedly due to production demands. Please note: Our distillery will be temporarily closed from August 6 through September 4. Tours will still be available during this time. These dates are subject to change.