American Whiskey Trail
The American Whiskey Trail is a promotional program of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States that promotes the distilled beverage industry of the United States. The Trail was announced to the public on September 28, 2004.
The American Whiskey Trail consists of historical sites and operating distilleries open to the public:
- George Washington Distillery Museum, in Mount Vernon, Virginia
- Fraunces Tavern Museum, in Manhattan, New York
- Gadsby's Tavern Museum, in Alexandria, Virginia
- Woodville Plantation, in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
- Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey, in Bardstown, Kentucky
- West Overton Museums, in Scottdale, Pennsylvania
- Oliver Miller Homestead, in South Park, Pennsylvania
Operating whiskey distilleries open to the public:
- Buffalo Trace, in Frankfort, Kentucky
- Jim Beam, in Clermont, Kentucky
- Maker's Mark, in Loretto, Kentucky
- Tom Moore, in Bardstown, Kentucky
- Wild Turkey, in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
- Woodford Reserve, in Versailles, Kentucky
- George Dickel, in Tullahoma, Tennessee
- Jack Daniel's, in Lynchburg, Tennessee
Also included are two rum distilleries:
Sites along the American Whiskey Trail can be visited in any order or sequence desired.
A separate "trail" program run by a different organization, The Kentucky Bourbon Trail operated by the Kentucky Distillers' Association, contains six well-known Bourbon distilleries in Kentucky: Four Roses (Lawrenceburg), Heaven Hill (Bardstown), Jim Beam (Clermont), Maker's Mark (Loretto), Wild Turkey (Lawrenceburg), and Woodford Reserve (Versailles).
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