If you're a Bourbon fan, you already know that Kentucky is your friend, but traveling the Kentucky Bourbon Trail opens up 200 years of distillery history that will make your love of the awesome brown liquid even deeper. Plus you'll be able to wax historical with your neighborhood barman.

While you probably won't get any secret recipe intel, you definitely will learn a whole heck of a lot about “America’s Official Native Spirit” while touring the seven distilleries of the Bluegrass region. Plus, it's beautiful:

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Part of the reason why so much good Bourbon comes from KY is because the conditions are perfect -- the weather is ideal for production and the limestone water of the area is instrumental in the Kentucky Bourbon flavor we love. The tour travels to the Four Roses Heaven Hill Jim BeamMaker's MarkWild Turkey, and Woodford Reserve distilleries, so no matter what your favorite style is, by the end of the day you'll most likely be hammered and very well-educated.

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The Bourbon industry supports 10,000 jobs and brings in $125 million in annual tax revenue, so the people of Kentucky have good reason to be so psyched about the booze. Hell, we're psyched, and we don't even live there. We're not alone, either; in the past five years alone the tour has seen over 2 million visitors from all 50 states and 25 different countries. Booze is a universal language.

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