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Burks' Distillery

Loretto, Kentucky
County of Marion.
About 3 miles east of Loretto
National Register Number: 74000893
Resource type: District.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - manufacturing. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: KY-2 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum and working distillery..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 16, 1980):
The oldest Kentucky distillery site still in use, Burk's origins extend back to 1805. Representing the growth of distilling as a major industry in Kentucky after the Pinckney Treaty (1795) gave U.S. citizens the right to unhampered passage down the Mississippi to New Orleans, it also marks the development of bourbon into a distinctive liquor marketed worldwide.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmark.

The distillery received the Visitor Attraction of the year in 2008, by Whisky Magazine.


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