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Old Forester to open new Whiskey Row distillery in June

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Old Forester Distiller will open on Whiskey Row on National Bourbon Day June 14, 2018. Old Forester Distiller will open on Whiskey Row on National Bourbon Day June 14, 2018.
Old Forester Distiller will open on Whiskey Row on National Bourbon Day June 14, 2018. Old Forester Distiller will open on Whiskey Row on National Bourbon Day June 14, 2018.
Old Forester Distiller will open on Whiskey Row on National Bourbon Day June 14, 2018. Old Forester Distiller will open on Whiskey Row on National Bourbon Day June 14, 2018.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- You can be one of the first to raise a glass to America's first bottled bourbon, as it returns to Whiskey Row.

Old Forester opens its new distillery on Main Street on June 14, which is National Bourbon Day.

The $45 million distillery is housed in the same building that the brand called home before Prohibition.

In a news release, Campbell Brown says bourbon is part of his family. 

"Nearly 150 years ago, my great, great grandfather, George Garvin Brown, signed and sealed Old Forester with a pledge to craft Bourbon of the highest quality and utmost consistency," said Brown. "We're thrilled to return to our former home and share with the world the spirited story of the Hometown Bourbon of Bourbon's Hometown."

The experience will take guests through the bourbon-making process from start to finish including fermentation, distillation, barrel-making, aging and bottling. 

The distillery is already taking advanced bookings for tours, tastings and a special Grand Opening even on June 14. The distillery will be open weekly Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tour and tasting will cost $16.  For more information, CLICK HERE.   

Old Forester Distilling Co. will join ten other distilleries as an official member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour.

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