West Main mini-museum to feature history of Old Forester Bourbon - WDRB 41 Louisville News

West Main mini-museum to feature history of Old Forester Bourbon

Louisville's West Main Street was once known as "Whiskey Row" since it was headquarters to more than 50 bourbon makers.  Brown-Forman announced Tuesday it is opening a new attraction to celebrate that heritage.

A mini-museum at its office at 624 West Main will feature the history of Old Forester Bourbon, the country's oldest bourbon, bottled continuously in Louisville since 1870.

Part of the attraction will be a sidewalk replica of Old Forester's famous West End water tower.  Jim Wood of Louisville Convention and Tourism explains, "Just like the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, the bat they have out there right now is really iconic.  People have their pictures taken all day long.  We think people are going to be here all day long, as well, having their pictures taken with the Old Forester bottle on the water tower. It's going to be a great addition right here on Main Street."

A new company hopes to keep Kentucky's Bourbon Trail expanding.  Louisville based Mint Julep Tours is offering daily bus trips to distilleries from Louisville to Bardstown to Lexington.

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