By Richard Thomas | January 31, 2017 | 1:04pm
Louisville likes to promote itself as the Bourbon Capital of the World. Bardstown disputes this claim, but Kentucky’s largest city is certainly the entry point and home base for many of the tourists who come to the state every year in search of distilleries and fine whiskey. The city and the bourbon industry have added to the big city conveniences of posh hotels and fine dining with an urban distillery scene, so visitors don’t even need to leave town to learn about how whiskey is made and try a sample or two (or three). Now two more attractions have joined Louisville’s bourbon-soaked landscape.
This pair of brand new Louisville area experiences join the outposts of two of the biggest names in bourbon: the Evan Williams Experience and the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse. This is in addition to Peerless Distillery, and the group will be joined later this year by the Old Forester urban distillery. All of it goes to bolster Louisville’s claim to being the Bourbon Capital of the World. (All of which showcase equipment fabricated by Vendome Copper & Brass Works, Inc.)