American Whiskey Trail

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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.[1]

The trail[edit]

The American Whiskey Trail consists of historical sites and operating distilleries open to the public:

Operating whiskey distilleries open to the public:

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 nine well-known Bourbon distilleries in Kentucky: Bulleit (Louisville), Evan Williams (Louisville), Four Roses (Lawrenceburg), Heaven Hill (Bardstown), Jim Beam (Clermont), Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company (Lexington), Maker's Mark (Loretto), Wild Turkey (Lawrenceburg), and Woodford Reserve (Versailles).[2]

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  2. ^ Vogel, Scott (September 28, 2008). "Driven to Drink in Kentucky". Washington Post (Travel: The Washington Post). p. P1. 


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