Tour the the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on First Friday


The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is the first distillery on Whiskey Row.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience features an artisanal distillery, guided tours, educational Bourbon tastings, and more! Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first commercial distiller, this immersive experience brings to life the history and tradition of Kentucky’s native spirit.


Traditional Tour & Tasting

The Traditional Tour and Tasting takes you back in time to meet Kentucky’s first licensed distiller, Evan Williams.  Along the way, you will visit recreations of the Louisville wharf in the late 18th Century, as well as Whiskey Row along Main Street from the 1890’s through the present. You’ll learn how Heaven Hill’s modern Bernheim Distillery operates and discover how it is different from distilling in Evan’s era. Then, you will see a combination of the two—a state-of-the-art, modern, operating distillery utilizing the same type of pot stills as the early Bourbon-making days.  This tour will also include 3 Bourbon tastings.

This 1 hour tour and tasting is $14 per person.

Speakeasy Tasting Experience

The Speakeasy Tasting Experience transports you back in time to the 1930’s to celebrate the last days of Prohibition in Louisville.  If you guess the secret entry password correctly, you’ll gain access to our very own Speakeasy.  Once inside, you’ll learn about Prohibition and the city’s rich Bourbon heritage, while tasting 4 Whiskeys from the Heaven Hill portfolio.  As our Speakeasy guest, you will also take home a commemorative glass.

The 30-minute Speakeasy Tour is available Friday through Sunday only and costs $20 per person.  Must be at least 21 years of age to participate.


528 West Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 272-2623


On the Republic Bank First Friday Hop – 10 am – 6 pm  (Tours sell out, please book ahead to reserve your space) 


Adults (21+) — $14.00
Young Adults (11–20) — $11.00
Kids (Under 10) — FREE
Please call ahead for groups of 20 or more.


There are three main parking areas nearby, which include garages and a surface lot. See below for parking designations.

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