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Old Forester Back To Whiskey Row

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Old Forester Distilling has opened their new $45 million, three-story, 70,000-square foot distillery in downtown Louisville, Kentucky on Main Street [dubbed Whiskey Row due to its place as the epicenter of the Bourbon industry in Kentucky].

Old Forester Distilling Co. will add production capacity of approximately 100,000 proof gallons annually. Visitors interested in participating in the tour experience at the new Old Forester distillery will begin with a primer on Bourbon history and the role played by both Old Forester and its hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. From there, guests follow the whiskey’s journey through the distillery, from the four 4,500 gallon tanks to a view of the 44-foot-tall copper column still, designed and constructed by Vendome Copper & Brass Works in Louisville, to the cooperage [Brown-Forman, owners of Old Forester, is the only major spirits company to craft its own new barrels]. Tour guests then will travel down a charred, wood-lined hallway as they are guided through the colors, flavors and aromas that whisky takes on during its time in a barrel.

Old Forester Distilling is part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour. Distillery tours will be offered seven days a week, with production Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tour and tasting will be offered at $16. Online reservations are suggested, though not required. Full tour details and tickets are available at OldForester.com.

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