Take a tour of whiskey history in Louisville, KY

Whiskey Row Walking Tours are back for a second year

Buildings with cast iron facades line a street, with a stone four-story buildin, featuring turrets, stands on the corner. It is a picture of West Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky.

Louisville’s West Main Street is home to several distilleries that you’ll sample on the tour.

Photo courtesy Louisville Tourism

Louisville has lots of bourbon + history, but the Whiskey Row Walking Tour distills all the info you need down to sip-sized portions.

The tour is given by professional tour guide and self-proclaimed “Bourbon Baron” Drew Shyrock. Along the two-hour tour, you’ll make stops at multiple distilleries + learn:

  • A history of bourbon whiskey production in Louisville
  • What qualifies a whiskey as a bourbon
  • The history of West Main Street’s cast iron storefronts
  • The story of several famous distillers, like Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle + Evan Williams

From March-October, tours run Thursday through Saturday at 11 a.m., and on Sunday at 1 p.m. They begin at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center, located at 829 W. Main St. inside the Frazier Museum, and finish at 1st + Main Streets. Tickets start at $79 per person.

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