Old Forester Distillery Tours



Tour Information

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT
Sunday: 12 – 5 p.m. EDT
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
Distillery operations run Tue – Sat

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Where to Find Us

119 West Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 779-2222
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Gift Shop Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT
Sunday: 12 – 5 p.m. EDT
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT

General FAQ

Old Forester VIP Tours Available

Enhance your visit to Old Forester Distilling Co. with a customized VIP Tour Experience. Please call us at (502) 779-2256 to discuss private tours, unique tastings and cocktail demonstrations.

Old Forester Distillery Tour ($18)

Join us on our daily tour for a guided immersion through the Old Forester distillery that explains the history of the hometown bourbon of bourbon’s hometown, distilling, bottling process, and much more. Tickets for the Old Forester Distillery Tour are $18 per person.

At the end of the tour, guests of legal drinking age (21+) can taste our award-winning craft bourbon for themselves in the Old Forester Tasting Room. We strongly encourage all reservations to be made in advance online.

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Online reservations are strongly encouraged at this time.

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Old Forester Distillery Tour

Tues – Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT
Sun: 12 – 5 p.m. EDT
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT

Closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Easter, September 9th and 10th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

The maximum tour size is 18. For groups of 19 or more, please call (502) 779-2222.

Taste Through History Tours ($20)

Taste your way through history on this unique Old Forester tour experience.  Learn about the Brown family, the Old Forester brand and their impact on the bourbon industry as you sample the entire Whiskey Row series. Each expression representing a key date in Old Forester history. Guided tasting stations positioned along the tour path will showcase the Old Forester 1870 Original Batch, 1897 Bottled In Bond, 1910 Old Fine Whisky and 1920 Prohibition Style. During this open house style tour, interact and ask questions of knowledgeable guides while you experience fermentation, distillation, barrel making, maturation and bottling at your own pace.

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Taste Through History Tours

“Taste your way through history” on this unique tour experience.  During this open house style tour, learn about the Brown family, the Old Forester brand and their impact on the bourbon industry as you taste the entire line of Whiskey Row expressions.

Multiple dates and times are available.

Namaste at George's Bar ($10)

Come to George’s Bar to enjoy some bourbon while reciting your favorite mantra! Following June 11th, on Tuesdays in June, Abbey Brooks will lead a one-hour session to focus on flexibility and relaxation at the distillery. Afterward, George’s Bar will serve a refreshing cocktail. Space is limited. Namaste.

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Namaste at George's Bar

June 11, 2019

5:45 p.m.

$10.00 per person

Cheers to One-Year! ($400)

Party with Penny, our 44-foot copper still, while she turns one year old! After one year of operation, Old Forester Distillery opens its doors to shine like our beautiful still with entertainment, tours, gifts, cake, and ice cream.

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Cheers to One-Year!

June 14, 2019

6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Each guest will leave a “Birthday” gift of their own.

George's Bar Cocktail Class ($25)

Join us inside George’s Bar while our experienced bartenders lead an interactive cocktail building experience with seasonal ingredients utilizing Old Forester Cocktail Provisions and our award-winning bourbon. Each guest will leave with a gift from our gift shop. 

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George's Bar Cocktail Class

Multiple dates available.

Must be 21+ to purchase or attend.

Nothing Better in the Market ($65)

Tickets include an exclusive tour of the Old Forester Distillery in your tour of the Old Forester Distillery experience fermentation, distillation, barrel making, maturation, bottling and followed by a VIP tasting.  Guests will enjoy a guided tasting which will include Old Forester Single Barrel, 1910 Old Fine Whisky, and 2018 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon.

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Nothing Better in the Market

Includes an exclusive tour of the Old Forester Distillery, followed by a VIP tasting. Guests will enjoy a guided tasting which will include Old Forester Single Barrel, 1910 Old Fine Whisky and 2018 OF Birthday Bourbon.

Multiple dates available.

Old Forester VIP Tours Available

Enhance your visit to Old Forester Distilling Co. with a customized VIP Tour Experience. Please call us at (502) 779-2256 to discuss private tours, unique tastings and cocktail demonstrations.

A full refund will be provided for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled tour time. For cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the start of the scheduled tour, no refund will be given. A full refund will be issued for large group bookings of 11 or more provided the cancellation is made at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled tour. No refund will be awarded for cancellations made within 2 weeks of the scheduled activity.