New York City-based Gear Patrol took a trip through the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to learn from expert distillers the step-by-step process by which the distinctive spirit is made. Among the distilleries visited were Maker’s Mark, Buffalo Trace, Willett, Jim Beam American Stillhouse and Woodford Reserve.
We toured 12 distilleries in a five-day blitz, asking everyone we met to walk us through the bourbon-making process. Here, you’ll find all of the steps that go into making America’s unique take on whiskey.
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