Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Louisville

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Located on Louisville's historic "Whiskey Row," the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience features an artisanal distillery, guided tours, educational Bourbon tastings, and more. Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky's first commercial distiller, this immersive experience brings to life the history and tradition of Kentucky's native spirit.

Whether you're a Bourbon enthusiast or looking for something exciting to do in the city, come for a taste of Bourbon’s rich history. You’ll step back in time to 1783 and experience life and Bourbon making as it was in the early days of the Republic.

The guided tour features an operating Artisanal Distillery where you will not only learn the process for making Bourbon, but you will see it being made right before your eyes. The tour also includes a premium Bourbon tasting and concludes in our gift shop where you can take home an array of signature items including a personalized bottle of Evan Williams or a barrel-proof Whiskey jug.
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  • Well worth the stop. The place is visually appealing on the outside and inside. Staff was friendly and helpful, there is a bar on the third floor that was unfortunately closed when I went in but I.....  more »
  • This tour lasts about an hour including bourbon tasting at the end of four different bourbons. Tour is more historical than watching bourbon being made. You start with a video explaining production...  more »
  • Bought tickets for my brother and I to celebrate our birthday and figured the tour would just be the add-on to a bourbon tasting that was well worth $15. I was totally wrong and got it backwards; the tour is the main exhibit and the bourbon is the cherry on top. The tour is so cool but no description could do it justice, it's something you have to experience to understand. They have videos demonstrating how the river would have looked and how Evan Williams would have interacted with the people of Louisville, and maybe it's a little cheesy but it's well done and engaging.
  • Evan Williams as a bourbon isn't my favorite. As a tour however it was an awesome experience. The guide was amazing and very knowledgeable on the history and the process of whiskey. The tasting was okay, and the gift shop was a nice way to end the tour. Try the caramel sauce!

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