Here's what the Old Forester Distillery will look like. | Courtesy of Brown-Forman
Here’s what the Old Forester Distillery will look like. | Courtesy of Brown-Forman

Brown-Forman‘s vision for the Old Forester Distillery on Whiskey Row is finally tangible. New renderings were revealed this afternoon, and they feature the progression of the distillery — highlighting architectural design, the barrel-to-bottle process and a glimpse of the tour experience.

While construction of the 60,000-square-foot distillery won’t be complete until late 2017, the renderings show a detailed and fascinating look at what’s being planned. Everything from the visitors’ center and tasting room to the fermentation room and bottling line are depicted.

“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,” said Campbell Brown, Old Forester president and fifth generation family member, in a press release.

The distillery will produce 100,000 cases of Old Forester annually, and it marks the return of the brand to Louisville’s Main Street.

“The Old Forester Distillery is a state-of-the art project that will add an additional layer of history and authenticity to Louisville’s Whiskey Row,” added project manager Mike Beach. “We are both proud and excited about the distillery’s capabilities to showcase the bourbon-making process for visitors from around the world.”

Take a look at the future of Louisville and bourbon:

 

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."