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 Tours FAQ

Where to Find Us

119 West Main St Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 779-2222 Get Directions Location FAQ

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 Distillery Tour: General Admission ($16)

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 $16 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 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: General Admission ($16)

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 Easter, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Day.

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

George's Bar Cocktail Class ($25)

Join us inside George’s Bar as we create our Prohibition inspired cocktail “Password, please.” This guided experience allows you the opportunity to learn the art of crafting the perfect cocktail utilizing Old Forester Cocktail Provisions and our award-winning bourbon. Each guest will leave with a complimentary bottle of Old Forester Cocktail Provisions Oleo-Saccharum Syrup.

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George's Bar Cocktail Class ($25)

Multiple dates available.

Must be 21+ to purchase or attend.

Single Barrel Select ($85)

Choose your own adventure, Old Forester Single Barrel style! Join us on an in-depth distillery tour that will conclude with a tasting on the barrel warehouse platform.

Tour guests will taste samples from three unique Old Forester barrels and select the next Master Taster Single Barrel. The selection will be bottled and sold exclusively at Old Forester Distilling Co. Included in each tour ticket is a bottle of the most recent Master Taster Single Barrel.

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Single Barrel Select ($85)

Date: December 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $85
Must be 21+ to purchase or attend.

Nothing Better in the Market Tour ($50)

Tickets include an exclusive tour of the Old Forester Distillery experience including: 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 Tour ($50)

Dates & Times:
December 14, 4:00 p.m.
December 15, 11:15 a.m.
December 21, 4:00 p.m.
December 22, 11:15 a.m.

Cost: $50 per person
Must be 21+ to purchase or attend.

SOLD OUT: The President's Choice Tour and Tasting ($185)

A tour fit for a President. Enjoy a walking tour through Old Forester Distilling Co. and experience the history of the First Bottled Bourbon. Following the tour, guests will enjoy a tasting in George’s Bar of four unique Old Forester expressions, including the newest President’s Choice release.

Included with ticket purchase, all guests will leave with a gift-wrapped bottle of The President’s Choice and custom Glencairn tasting glass – up to you if it’s a gift to a loved one or a gift to yourself!

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SOLD OUT: The President's Choice Tour and Tasting ($185)

Date: December 19, 2018
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Cost: $185
Must be 21+ to purchase or attend.

Taste Your Way through History ($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 milestone 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 Your Way through History ($20)

Date: December 20, 2018
Time: throughout the day

Cost: $20 per person
Must be 21+ to purchase.
All ages may attend. Under 21 is free.

Old Forester Holiday Cocktail Class ($18)

Join us inside George’s Bar as we create our Holiday inspired cocktail “Punch Flora.” This guided experience allows you the opportunity to learn the art of crafting the perfect cocktail utilizing Old Forester Cocktail Provisions and our award-winning bourbon.

Each guest will leave with a complimentary bottle of Old Forester Cocktail Provisions Oleo-Saccharum Syrup.

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Old Forester Holiday Cocktail Class ($18)

Date: December 22, 2018
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Cost: $18
Must be 21+ to purchase or attend.

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.