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Make it a Double: Bourbon Driving More Expansion in Louisville

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A whirlwind of recent Bourbon tourism projects are soaking Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2023) – A whirlwind of recent Bourbon tourism development projects are soaking Louisville’s Whiskey Row and adjacent areas. Log Still Distillery will add a fine dining and tasting room venue near the KFC Yum! Center on Whiskey Row. The brand has a large presence on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and is eager to add an attraction in Bourbon City. The venue, which will be called Monk’s Road Boiler House, is scheduled to open in the spring.

Additionally, a new boutique hotel and bourbon experience is planned downtown featuring 20 Airbnb-style units. Derby City Lofts is slated to offer the units alongside a bourbon experience, and is working with Marianne Eaves, the first female master distiller in Kentucky, on a bourbon concept for the bourbon build-out, which could include a speakeasy or tasting room. Plans will be finalized soon, and construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2024.

Louisville is seeing a myriad of additional recent bourbon development projects including:

Angel’s Envy
has announced a second planned expansion to its downtown headquarters, This one will add 60,000 sq ft across the street from their Main Street flagship headquarters, complete with a proposed pedway connecting the two buildings. Their first expansion, which they just completed in 2022, added five tasting rooms and doubled their annual guest capacity

The Last Refuge
, Heaven’s Door branding experience co-created by Bob Dylan will open in two phases, including a bar, restaurant, music venue and art gallery. Phase one consists of the $2 million transformation of the over 150-year-old church and is expected to open in early 2024. Phase two includes opening the accompanying art experience in the Zephyr building 18-24 months later. It will showcase some of Dylan’s artwork, multimedia displays and curated work by other Kentucky artists.

Bourbon Pursuit
has introduced a new bourbon experience to help guests feel like ‘insiders’ by tasting various barrels to select and fill their own bottle. Featuring a speakeasy-style basement bar they will house a podcast studio and offer whiskey releases, bourbon education and various events.

Along with Louisville’s bourbon distillery attractions, guests can also partake in the Urban Bourbon Trail®, a cocktail and culinary experience that highlights Louisville’s most celebrated Bourbon bars, restaurants and culinary creations.

While planning a trip to Louisville, guests can download a copy of Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide
to see the city's top attractions, culinary hotspots, and bourbon distilleries. Visitors also can get additional city attraction, lodging and dining assistance at

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