Old Forester Distilling Co.

119 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

A century and a half ago, Whiskey Row was the economic center of Louisville – home to distillers, wholesalers and Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon™. In 1870, George Garvin Brown signed and sealed Old Forester with a promise: a handwritten guarantee to produce Bourbon of the highest consistent quality. As you step into 119 West Main Street, the same four walls that Old Forester called home before Prohibition, you’ll see that the times have changed, but the promise of sealed-in quality from the First Bottled Bourbon endures.


Old Forester is the only Bourbon with an uninterrupted 15-year history, sold before, during and after Prohibition by the same company.

Featured Amenities

  • Cocktail Bar
  • Sustainable
  • Military Discounts

Signature Recipe

Classic Old Fashioned


2 ounces Old Forester 100 Proof 

1/2 ounce Demerara Syrup (2:1)

2 dashes Angostura® Bitters 

Wide Orange Peel to garnish



Stir ingredients with ice, and strain into double Old Fashioned glass with fresh ice. Garnish with wide orange peel, oils expressed over the cocktail.

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