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    Free And Discounted Distillery Tours For Active Duty Military
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    there are many distilleries that offer free tours for active duty military with an ID year round.  There’s no better way to wind down and enjoy some R&R than to take a tour of a bourbon distillery and learn more about Kentucky’s rich bourbon heritage.  Here’s a list of free tours for active duty military:

    Copper and Kings
    Kentucky Peerless
    Buffalo Trace (Free for everyone)
    Barton 1792 (Free for everyone)
    Maker’s Mark (KBT)
    Mash Bill Tour at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center (KBT)
    Jim Beam American Stillhouse (KBT)
    Four Roses (KBT)
    Wild Turkey (KBT)
    Woodford Reserve (KBT)
    Town Branch Distillery and Lexington Brewery (KBT)
    Barrel House Distilling Co. (KBTCT)
    Limestone Branch (Free for everyone) (KBTCT)
    MB Roland Distillery (Free for everyone) (KBTCT)
    New Riff Distilling (Free for everyone) (KBTCT)
    Old Pogue (Free for everyone) (KBTCT)
    Wilderness Trace Distillery (KBTCT)
    Willett (KBTCT)


    Discounts for Active Duty Military

    Evan Williams Bourbon Experience $3 off (KBT)
    Bulleit Experience at Stitzel-Weller 20% off (KBT)

    (KBT)= Kentucky Bourbon Trail – be sure to get your passport stamped!

    (KBTCT) = Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour - Be sure to get your passport stamped!


    Always wear proper footwear, as though you’re going on a hike through rough terrain.
    Always dress for the weather. Parts of the tours are indoors, parts outdoors.
    Always call ahead to be sure they are open for tours.
    Don’t depend on your GPS to get you there. Write down your directions before you leave civilization.
    Gas up your car before you leave civilization.

    Photos Courtesy of Shutterstock/Frank Gaertner

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    I'm a Louisville native with a passion for traveling and homegrown tomatoes. I write the bourbon news, which keeps me plenty busy since Louisville is the center of the bourbon universe. See bourbon news happening? Contact me on Twitter @LouGirl502!

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