Old Forester releases distillery renderings

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Media | No Comments

Old Forester has finally given us a glimpse of what its downtown distillery could look like when it’s expected to open late next year.

On Wednesday, the Brown-Forman brand released 11 renderings of the facility that’s currently under construction at 117 and 119 Main Street – on a block known as Whiskey Row.

The 60,000-square-foot facility will eventually include a visitor’s destination and “world-class” distilling operation that will allow it to produce 100,000 cases of Old Forester annually, according to a press release.

“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,” Old Forester president Campbell Brown said in the release.

The Old Forester Distillery is part of a movement of distilleries that have opened facilities downtown, including the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse, Kentucky Peerless and Copper & Kings in recent years.

Reach reporter Bailey Loosemore at 502-582-4646 or bloosemore@courier-journal.com.