Following a ceremonial opening on National Bourbon Day, June 14, 2018, Old Forester Distilling Co., located at 119 W. Main Street, will make its return to Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row, open to the public for tours and tastings.
Advance tickets are now available for purchase at OldForester.com.
The $45-million, 70,000 square foot distillery will guide guests through the bourbon-making process from fermentation and distillation, to the barrel-making, aging and bottling. It’s the only downtown distillery with a fully-operational cooperage, the company says.
Old Forester Distilling Co. will join ten other distilleries as an official member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour.
The distillery will be open weekly Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tour and tasting will be offered at $16. The distillery will offer extended hours throughout opening weekend.
Additionally, tickets are now on sale for A Toast to Whiskey Row, set for Friday, July 15, giving guests the opportunity to be among the first to experience Old Forester Distilling Co. The event includes cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, live entertainment, a progressive tasting of special Old Forester offerings, bottle engravings and signings and Q&A with Old Forester President Campbell Brown and Jackie Zykan, Master Taster. Tickets for the event are limited and available for $150 per person at OldForester.com. This event is open to guests 21+.
“Nearly 150 years ago, my great, great grandfather, George Garvin Brown, signed and sealed Old Forester with a pledge to craft Bourbon of the highest quality and utmost consistency,” says Brown. “We’re thrilled to return to our former home and share with the world the spirited story of the Hometown Bourbon of Bourbon’s Hometown.”