Discover Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery in downtown Louisville. Located in the historic Fort Nelson building on Main Street, this distillery is home to a legendary historic distillation system. Here you will learn about all of the extra steps Michter’s takes throughout the whiskey production process to pursue our goal of producing the greatest American whiskey, from barreling at a lower entry proof, to toasting our barrels before charring and heat cycling our warehouses. Following the tour, you will taste five different Michter’s expressions before heading up to the bar, where your visit will conclude with a cocktail demonstration and a small cocktail sample.
Taste a beautifully balanced cocktail featuring one of Michter’s US*1 expressions in the world class bar at Fort Nelson.
Offered once per week, the Founders Tour includes the same introduction to the Michter’s production process as the Discovery tour, but also gives you the opportunity to delve into the process of distilling on the legendary Michter’s Pennsylvania pot still system. You will have the chance to nose samples of the heads cuts, hearts cuts and tails cuts from the stills and learn what characteristics our distillers look for in our distillate. After your tour, you will join us for a tasting of 7 Michter’s whiskeys, including our legacy brands, Bomberger’s and Shenk’s, before receiving a gift to commemorate your visit to Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery.
Offered once per month, the Legacy Tour is an exclusive in-depth educational distillery experience led by one of the senior members of Michter’s team. There will be an opportunity for you to delve into the process of distilling on the legendary Michter’s Pennsylvania pot still system. You will have the chance to nose samples of the heads cuts, hearts cuts and tails cuts from the stills and learn what characteristics our distillers look for in our distillate. Each guest will participate in the filling of a barrel and will learn more about Michter’s approach to filtration. You will conclude your tour by tasting a very special selection of Michter’s whiskeys, including some of our rarest expressions. You will also receive a special gift to commemorate your visit.
Legacy Tours must be booked in advance.
Among the 7 spirits you will taste will be:
Whiskeys included in each tasting are subject to availability.