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Kentucky Bourbon Trail top destination for Spring

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Frankfort, KY (WAVE) -- The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is one of the top ten "Best Spring Trips" according to National Geographic.

The Kentucky tourism attraction is showcased along with excursions and festivals in New Zealand, India, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, South Africa and Argentina. Only three American trips made the top 10.

The Kentucky Distillers' Association says more than 5-hundred thousand people visited the Bourbon Trial in 2012, the first time the tour has broken the half-million mark since its creation in 1999. Attendance is already up for 2013, according to Bourbon Trail director Adam Johnson.

The Bourbon Trail features seven distilleries across the Bluegrass, including Four Roses and Wild Turkey in Lawrenceburg, Heaven Hill in Bardstown, Jim Beam in Clermont, Maker's Mark in Loretto, Town Branch in Lexington, and Woodford Reserve in Versailles.