Brown-Forman Opens $45M Distillery on Louisville’s Whiskey Row

by Camren Skelton

LOUISVILLE, KY. — Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corp. has opened Old Forester Distilling Co. at 119 W. Main St. on Louisville’s famed Whiskey Row. The 70,000-square-foot distillery represents a $45 million investment and is housed in the same building that the brand called home in the early 1900s. The distillery features a 44-foot-tall copper column still, designed and constructed by Vendome Copper & Brass Works. The new distillery will add production capacity of approximately 100,000 gallons annually and will be open for tours seven days a week, with tastings available in the Old Forester Tasting Room. Old Forester Distilling joins 10 other distilleries as an official member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trails tour. In addition to Old Forester, Brown-Forman Corp. produces Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, el Jimador and Woodford Reserve.

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