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5:47 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Bourbon Maker Opening Tourism Venue In Louisville

A prominent Kentucky bourbon maker is showing off its new tourism attraction in downtown Louisville.

Exterior of the Evan Williams Experience in downtown Louisville
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Called the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, the venue developed by Heaven Hill Distilleries features a small distillery and exhibits that take visitors through Kentucky's bourbon-making history.

Tasting Room
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Heaven Hill showed off its $10.5 million venture Thursday, the day before the center opens to the public.

Evan Williams bourbon is Heaven Hill's flagship brand and is named for a pioneer distiller and civic leader in Louisville. The visitors' center is mere steps from where Evan Williams set up his commercial distillery in the 1780s.

The attraction's signature feature is a five-story-high replica of an Evan Williams bottle. The center is part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

The center is at the forefront of efforts to bring small-batch bourbon production to downtown Louisville.