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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a brand new look at one of the first pieces used in bourbon production.
For the first time since it opened in 1904, the Vendome Copper & Brass Works, Inc. is opening its doors to the public. It's one of only two copper still companies in the world, and makes the pots and containers used to distill bourbon, whiskey and moonshine.
Vendome owners say they've had a lot of requests from people who want to see the inside of the operation.
"They'll start on one end of the street, they pretty much take the whole block up, and our doors are usually open because of the weather and everything," said Mike Sherman of Vendome Copper and Brass Works. "And they bring people down the sidewalks, and they can look in and see everything that we've got going on and all the copper work and everything that's going on."
The inside look is part of Mint Julep Tours' new "Hooch" city tour, which brings people to Whiskey Row, Old Louisville and other historic parts of town.