Whether you're a Bourbon enthusiast or looking for something exciting to do in the city, come for a taste of Bourbon's rich history. You'll step back in time to 1783 and experience life and distilling as it was in the early days of the Republic.
The guided tour features an operating Artisanal Distillery where you will not only learn the process for making Bourbon, but you will see it being made right before your eyes. The tour also includes premium Bourbon tastings and concludes in our Retail Shop where you can take home an array of signature items, including a personalized bottle of Evan Williams.
See the Bourbon making process first-hand through our operating Copper Pot Stills.
Taste a premium selection of Bourbon in our old-style saloon.
Discover why chocolate and Whiskey
are a match made in Heaven!
528 West Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 584-2114
Adult Admission (21+) $14.00
Kids (11 – 20) $11.00
Kids (10 and under) FREE
Groups of 20 or more, please call ahead for availability
Mon - Thurs, 11 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm
Sun, 1 pm - 5:30 pm
*Last tour each day is one hour prior to close.
There are three main parking areas nearby, which include two sets of parking garages and a nearby surface lot. See map above for parking designations.
Covering a diverse array of culinary styles and all types of budgets, the Urban Bourbon Trail brings you an unforgettable dining experience featuring Evan Williams.See Local Dining
Both the visitor's experience and gift shop are open as follows:
Monday – Thursday
11:00 am – 5:30 pm ET
Friday – Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm ET
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET
*Last tour each day is one hour prior to close.
Closed on: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Day
Louisville is on Eastern Time. Daylight Savings Time is observed April through October. Please note that the current tour schedule is subject to change. For schedule updates and the latest information regarding hours call (502) 584-2114.
Tours last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and includes a historical tour, viewing of the artisanal still and a guided tasting. It is recommended that you arrive approximately 30 minutes before the last tour time at 4:00.
All ages are welcome to tour the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. However, you must be 21 years of age or older to enter the tasting rooms at the end of the tour. If you are accompanying someone under the age of 21, an adult will need to supervise them while the tasting is underway and would, therefore, not be able to participate in the tasting.
Yes, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and Gift Shop are both ADA accessible. An elevator is available to help navigate between floors and service animals are allowed. Please let the front desk know upon arrival if you have a wheelchair, scooter or other special need so that you can be easily accommodated on the tour.
Yes, strollers are allowed in the building and, depending on the tour size, throughout the tour. You will be able to navigate between floors using the elevator. Given this, we do recommend use of a baby carrier for smaller infants/babies. Please note that no stroller parking is available.
Yes, for most of the tour photography is welcomed. There will be certain sections of the tour where no photography will be allowed and your tour guide will notify you in advance of that section.
We do ask that you refrain from eating or drinking (other than what is offered in the tasting room) while on the tour. We also ask that no pets, other than service animals, enter the building.
Yes, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is a smoke free zone. There is no smoking inside the building or on the sidewalk outside.
Parking is available in nearby parking garages, surface area parking lots and street parking surrounding the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and operated by the city.
Visitors may be dropped off in front of the building or you can pull into the surface area parking lot located at the corner of 6th and Main Street to drop off there.
If your time is limited, we recommend that you visit the gift shop, which is open at all times to anyone and is located on the second floor of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.
The tasting experience includes a selection of products from our award-winning American Whiskey & Bourbon portfolio.
You can make online reservations here
While walk in guests are welcome, tours tickets are subject to availability. Reservations are recommended for groups.
A signed contract and deposit will be due at the time of reservation.
Group reservations require payment from one party.
Groups of 20 or more guests may receive a discounted rate.
April 27, 2018 •
Join Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Friday, April 27th, for a night all about handcrafting (and hand picking) winners. Enjoy your favorite bourbons and great food while learning how to place a winning bet. Your ticket includes premium bourbon tastings, a Read more »
February 16, 2018 •
For the second consecutive year the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience will release a special edition bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon, featuring a 2018 Gold Pegasus Pin, to commemorate the Kentucky Derby Festival. Collectors will find the pin sealed in Read more »
February 14, 2018 •
Want a truly special Valentine’s Day? Bring your sweetheart to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience! We will be hosting the second annual "Speakeasy Sweethearts" from 6:30PM - 9:30PM on February 14th.
This evening will take you back in time for Read more »
February 01, 2018 •
The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, a cornerstone of Whiskey Row's renaissance in Downtown Louisville, filled the 1,000th barrel on February 1, 2018. The artisanal distillery reaches this milestone after producing one barrel per day since opening in September 2013, compared to the Read more »
December 01, 2017 •
We will be having our inaugural Holiday Open House Friday, December 1st from 7-9 PM. Admission is free and guests (21 and over) will get drink tickets to taste Evan Williams Single Barrel, Evan Williams Master Blend, and Evan Williams 12-Year-Old.
Read more »
December 01, 2017 •
The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is proud to be the official Bourbon sponsor of the 2018 Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour on Saturday December 2nd, and Sunday December 3rd. This is a two-day event, during which Victorian-era private homes decked in holiday Read more »
November 01, 2017 •
When the storied Charlie Downs hung up his whiskey thief and retired in late 2017, his assistant and friend Jodie Filiatreau was proud to step up to become Heaven Hill’s new Artisanal Distiller. We’re honored to have Jodie on board, and Read more »
October 27, 2017 •
The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is hosting "Trick or Neat" on Friday, October 27. In the haunted Speakeasy of The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, you will enter the world of Prohibition-Era spooks and spirits. The main attraction will be a delectable Read more »
October 05, 2017 •
Charlie Downs started his career with Heaven Hill as a laborer in May 1976 and finished his career at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience as Artisanal Distiller in September 2017. During his tenure, Charlie worked with industry greats from both the Read more »
August 30, 2017 •
Five days after commencement of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (EWBE) in 2013, Dianne Thomas started her own EWBE experience working part-time as a Bar Keep. Since, Dianne has elevated up the ladder and now serves at the EWBE as a Read more »
July 28, 2017 •
The next Heaven & Evan event is set for July 28th. Mint Julep Tours transports you from downtown Louisville to nearby Bardstown and back to visit two staples of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail—Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky, and the Read more »
June 17, 2017 •
Treat Dad to a night of Bourbon, local history, delicious cuisine, and comedy! On Saturday, June 17th, we will be hosting a special event in honor of Father's Day. Join us from 6-8:30 PM for a night of laughter and celebrate Read more »
May 19, 2017 •
The next Heaven & Evan event is set for May 19th. Mint Julep Tours transports you from downtown Louisville to nearby Bardstown and back to visit two staples of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail—Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky, and the Read more »
May 13, 2017 •
Who is sweeter than Mom? Treat your mother to a special night out dedicated to her. Included is a three-course dinner with signature Evan Williams cocktails. Following dinner, enjoy a sweet and neat whiskey chocolate pairing. All moms in attendance will Read more »
April 27, 2017 •
The next Heaven & Evan event is set for April 27th. Mint Julep Tours transports you from downtown Louisville to nearby Bardstown and back to visit two staples of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail—Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky, and the Read more »
April 13, 2017 •
The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience has partnered with Kentucky Derby Festival in 2017. During the inaugural Bourbonville event put on by Kentucky Derby Festival, guests will have the opportunity to stop by the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience bar to taste samples Read more »
March 31, 2017 •
Having a well-rounded, palette-pleasing Bourbon experience doesn’t have to take an entire day. Bourbon lovers can now sign up for Heaven & Evan, a unique exclusive tour and tasting experience organized by Mint Julep Tours. The experience transports you from downtown Read more »
January 05, 2017 •
Discover why Chocolate and Whiskey are a match made in Heaven!
Guests will taste up to four Whiskeys or Bourbons while learning about the mashbill of each. Each Bourbon tasting will be paired with a special chocolate from our partner, Art Eatables, Read more »