Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (Photo by Marty Pearl/Special to the LCVB)

Two iconic LouisvilleKY attractions named Best of the Best

Group tour industry publication Destinations magazine honors local venues     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The American Bus Association’s (ABA) Destinations magazine has chosen both the Historic Brown Hotel and Evan Williams Bourbon Experience as a “Best of the Best Travel Supplier in 2018.”  The Brown Hotel and Evan Williams are two of 57 winners that make up top hotels, theatres, museums, festivals, shopping experiences, and more across North America.   The Brown Hotel was named a winner in the Lodging: Places So Nice You’ll Want to Move In category.  This historic, luxury four-star hotel, home of the famous “Hot Brown” sandwich, welcomes group tours with Louisville’s signature southern…


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The 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Pins have arrived in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY.   – It’s a sure sign of spring!  The first shipment of the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins arrived this morning at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Main Street. It’s the first place you can purchase a 2017 Pegasus Pin beginning today. Heaven Hill Distillery has also produced a special Evan Williams Single Barrel Gold Pegasus Pin Edition bottle to commemorate the 45th edition of the collectable pins. The bottle features a Gold Pegasus Pin sealed in wax atop each bottle. “The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is proud to partner with the Kentucky Derby Festival to share the unique Kentucky…


The Right Place to Start the Bourbon Trail in Louisville

After my one-hour “Bourbon Experience” on Main Street, I can tell I’m the one to turn to at parties if you want to know who Evan Williams was, or why Main Street was so important in early bourbon history, what a speakeasy was or even why Heaven Hill once only sold its most-aged Evan Williams in Japan. Jeff Crowe, the GM at the one-year-old tourist attraction, told me the company was thrilled with the attendance in the first year, and that even on a slow Wednesday afternoon like the one on which I visited there were a handful of bourbon-curious…


Rusty’s Bourbon Experience and Going Over to Teddy’s in Louisville

CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show   It’s the “We’re all Freaking Out over a Little Snow episode” of the Rusty Satellite Show. My first guest is Louisville Orchestra conductor Teddy Abrams, who is making a name for himself all over town for his unconditional approach to promoting music. I got to visit at his house in NuLu, where if you’re lucky and are walking by on Market, you might hear an impromptu concert. Teddy will be the speaker at the next Breakfast of Champions, the bi-monthly networking event I co-host at the University Club. You’re…


Gear-Up Event Brings Premier Kentuckiana Area Speakers for Third Year

For the third year the Gear-Up event will bring to the local business community a full day of speakers designed to share best practices, success stories, and strategies that will enhance current business efforts for owners and local entrepreneurs. “Gear-Up was born out of a passion to develop business through knowledge and relevant training.  Business owners and other feet-on-the-ground professionals are life-long learners and there aren’t a lot of opportunities to be able to learn from other successful businesses without a hefty price tag.  We’ve designed Gear-Up to be inspiring, with great success stories and relevant information through technical training. …