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2015 looks to have been a fantastic year for bourbon tourism in Kentucky, particularly with regards to visitors at the major distilleries producing America’s favorite whiskey. How good, exactly? When you add up the visitor numbers for the members of Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) and Buffalo Trace (which is not part of the KDA), more than one million visitors made the trip to bourbon country last year.
Put another way, this number is significantly larger than the population of Louisville, which is the largest city in Kentucky. Here’s how the numbers break down exactly, according to information from multiple news releases:
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