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Old Forester Releases Renderings of New Whiskey Row Distillery

In late Spring of 2018, Brown-Forman Corporation will open a brand new bourbon and tourism experience in the heart of Downtown Louisville. Celebrating Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky with a $45 million dollar state-of-the art facility, the project harkens back to the heritage and authenticity of America’s first bottled bourbon.

Located at 117 and 119 Main Street along Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” the distillery and bourbon experience will be a world-class distilling operation and visitor’s destination showcasing the supreme craftsmanship of Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon™. In detail, the renderings highlight key locations within the distillery such as the welcome area, fermentation room, cooperage, tasting room, and bottling line.

“Upon Completion, the Old Forester Distillery will provide tourists and bourbon enthusiasts with an up close look at our bourbon making process and share with them a captivating story of entrepreneurship and achievement that characterizes Old Forester’s 146 year history,” said Old Forester President and fifth generation family member, Campbell Brown.

The distillery will celebrate founder George Garvin Brown’s innovative spirit and his commitment to making the highest quality bourbon. Old Forester is the longest, continuously distilled bourbon produced before, during and after prohibition by the same family. Including fermentation, distilling, barrel making, aging and bottling, the distillery will produce 100,000 cases of Old Forester annually.

Old Forester is crafted at the Brown-Forman distillery and will continue to be made there during the construction of this project.

Old Forester Releases Renderings of New Whiskey Row Distillery

In late Spring of 2018, Brown-Forman Corporation will open a brand new bourbon and tourism experience in the heart of Downtown Louisville. Celebrating Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky with a $45 million dollar state-of-the art facility, the project harkens back to the heritage and authenticity of America’s first bottled bourbon.

Located at 117 and 119 Main Street along Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” the distillery and bourbon experience will be a world-class distilling operation and visitor’s destination showcasing the supreme craftsmanship of Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon™. In detail, the renderings highlight key locations within the distillery such as the welcome area, fermentation room, cooperage, tasting room, and bottling line.

“Upon Completion, the Old Forester Distillery will provide tourists and bourbon enthusiasts with an up close look at our bourbon making process and share with them a captivating story of entrepreneurship and achievement that characterizes Old Forester’s 146 year history,” said Old Forester President and fifth generation family member, Campbell Brown.

The distillery will celebrate founder George Garvin Brown’s innovative spirit and his commitment to making the highest quality bourbon. Old Forester is the longest, continuously distilled bourbon produced before, during and after prohibition by the same family. Including fermentation, distilling, barrel making, aging and bottling, the distillery will produce 100,000 cases of Old Forester annually.

Old Forester is crafted at the Brown-Forman distillery and will continue to be made there during the construction of this project.