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Fri May 10, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Louisville Distillery Joins Kentucky Bourbon Trail

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, a $10 million tourism center for bourbon maker Heaven Hill, will become the eighth distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The five-story Evan Williams center, on Main Street in downtown Louisville, is scheduled to open in October. On Thursday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer toasted the news, alongside bourbon industry representatives.

Heaven Hill Executive Vice President Harry J. Shapira, left, got a hand from Evan Williams himself ( Bill Simmons) in a closing toast after it was announced the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience joining the Kentucky Bourbon Trail on Thursday May 9, 2013 in Louisville.
Heaven Hill Executive Vice President Harry J. Shapira, left, got a hand from Evan Williams himself ( Bill Simmons) in a closing toast after it was announced the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience joining the Kentucky Bourbon Trail on Thursday May 9, 2013 in Louisville.
Credit Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader