Expert Distillers Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Explain the Step-by-Step Process by Which Bourbon Is Made

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.

Barrels and Flag.

Copper Still

Collectors Bourbons

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.