The Kentucky Bourbon Trail attracted a record number of visitors who made stops at every distillery on the route last year.
The Kentucky Distillers' Association says 11,757 people visited all six distilleries on the trail tour in 2011. That's well above the previous mark of 9,402 in 2010. The KDA said Thursday that last year's visitors came from all 50 states and 16 countries.
The bourbon trail was created in 1999 to offer an educational experience on the craft of making bourbon. The trail takes visitors to six distilleries _ Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve in central Kentucky.