Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Located in downtown Louisville, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience features an artisanal distillery, tours, tastings and a speakeasy-inspired event space. Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first distiller, this experience brings to life the history and tradition of Kentucky’s native spirit.

The Distillery Tour

Built to be the urban home for a world-wide bourbon brand, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience tells the story of Evan Williams himself and the founders of Heaven Hill brands. An interactive movie experience and visual lesson of the parts of the distilling process are highlights of the tour.

Mint Julep partners with Evan Williams to offer a range of private tour and tasting experiences on custom tours. Bourbon and chocolate pairings and barrel-bunging experiences may be available, too, so just ask your experience coordinator.

The Bourbon Tastings

After your tour at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, you’ll enjoy tastings of a range of Evan Williams products in one of several unique tasting rooms themed for different aspects of the long-running brand.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Distillery Lobby on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®

Photo by Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Things to know about Evan Williams

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Evan Williams made?

A majority of Evan Williams bourbon is distilled in Louisville and aged at Heaven Hill’s home base in Bardstown, Ky., with a small portion at their urban micro-distillery Evan Williams Bourbon Experience at 528 W. Main St.

Who owns Evan Williams?

Heaven Hill Brands owns Evan Williams bourbon products along with sister brands Elijah Craig, Henry McKenna and Larceny, among many others.

What bourbons and whiskeys does Evan Williams produce?

Evan Williams products include Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, small batch and single barrel expressions, and several flavored whiskeys including honey, peach and cherry offerings.

Is Evan Williams on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?

Yes, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and sister location Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center (in Bardstown) are both members of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

Which distilleries are near Evan Williams?

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is on Main Street right in downtown Louisville, making it easily accessible and near to Peerless, Angel’s Envy, Copper & Kings, and Old Forester.

Where can I find out more about Evan Williams?

Learn about Evan Williams at evanwilliams.com.

Start Planning Your Kentucky Bourbon Distillery Tour

Let’s start planning your ultimate Kentucky bourbon distillery tour today! We offer a variety of public tours as well as custom-made experiences that are tailored to your every bourbon desire.

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