The 11,570-square-foot state-of-the-art visitor centre, which will be designed to be engaging, technologically advanced and environmentally conscious, will include interactive educational experiences, bourbon tastings and retail space.
|Artists rendering of the planned Bulleit Distilling Co visitors centre|
Tours of the distillery will highlight Bulleit’s modern whiskey-making process and will include a visit to distillery founder Tom Bulleit’s office.
The visitor centre, which is expected to open in 2019, will employ approximately 30 full and part-time staff within two years of its opening.
Commenting on the news, Tom Bulleit, said: “It’s a thrill to realize that people from around the globe will soon have the opportunity to visit the distillery and learn about Bulleit’s heritage. I speak for every distillery team member when I say how exciting it will be to open our doors and allow our consumers to be part of the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey experience.”
Diageo’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery, in Louisville, Kentucky, will continue to offer tours and remain a stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour. Tours will focus on other Diageo North American whiskey brands, including: Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Orphan Barrel Whiskey.
Posted by Steve Rush