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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

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— Bourbon District - 528 West —

 
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Marker Front image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, July 3, 2021
1. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Marker Front
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The Shapira family, who founded Heaven Hill Distilleries in 1935, purchased the 528 Main Street building in 1954. The address had been home to one of Louisville's finest liquor wholesalers and distributors, the Phil. Hollenbach Company, during Whiskey Row's Golden Age. The building was transformed by Heaven Hill in 2013 into the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, bringing whiskey-making back to Main Street.

Inside the immersive Evan Williams Bourbon Experience you'll meet the pioneering distiller, Evan Williams, and see Louisville come alive in 1783. You can also experience an original small batch bourbon being made in the artisanal distillery and enjoy a taste of Evan Williams bourbon in celebration of "Louisville's First Commercial Distiller."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 38° 15.411′ N, 85° 45.562′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 31W) just east of South 6th Street, on the left when traveling west. The marker
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Marker Rear image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, July 3, 2021
2. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Marker Rear
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stands in front of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Distillery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 526 W Main St, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridgeford, Ricketts & Company (a few steps from this marker); J. Monks (a few steps from this marker); Evan Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); 125 South Sixth Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); D.X. Murphy & Bro., Architects (about 500 feet away); The Columbia Building (about 600 feet away); Al J. Schneider (about 600 feet away); Kentucky Fugitives to Canada (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
More about this marker. On both sides of the marker, the sidebar contains a map of each marker and historic site along the Downtown Louisville Bourbon Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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Nov. 28, 2021