Kentucky’s Newest Bourbon Distillery Is The Perfect Summer Destination

Louisville was once a bourbon paradise. Now, the only one left standing on the southern city’s historic main street is opening up a new bourbon experience on Whiskey Row.

This summer, Old Forester Distillery is welcoming visitors to its original building from over 100 years ago and taking them on an immersive tour of the distillery. This 70,000-square-foot distillery was the first headquarters of Old Forester until 1922.

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Now, a new $45 million renovation has expanded the traditional distillery to the point where the company wants to share its beauty and history with the whisky-loving community. Guests will be able to tour the distillery starting on June 15, and experiences will be available daily.

In addition to getting a hardcore history lesson all on things bourbon and Louisville, visitors can look forward to checking on the 44-foot copper column still at the building’s center, which is capable of producing 100,000 gallons of whisky per year.

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