One for the Road: Bourbon Country

05/20/2011 10:38 am ET | Updated Jul 20, 2011

No matter if Maker's Mark, Woodford Reserve or Wild Turkey is your favorite bourbon, you need to visit Kentucky and see where the spirit is produced. It's a trip that all whiskey drinkers should make at least once in their lifetimes.

The summer is a great time to go, but the distilleries are open year-round and are all located in north-central Kentucky (within a 90-minute drive of both Louisville and Lexington). Most of the tours are free (or cost a nominal fee) and of course include healthy samples. Safe travels!

One for the Road: Bourbon Country