Woodford Reserve and Wild Turkey distilleries will open the doors to their brand new visitor centers this month.
Woodford Reserve will host the official grand opening of it’s new visitor center in Versailles on Wednesday, April 9 at 11 am.
The bourbon maker hopes the new facility will better accommodate the growing number of Bourbon Trail visitors. Last year, the distillery welcomed approximately 130,000 people.
The $1.9 million renovation includes the addition of a tasting room, improvements to the retail space and aesthetic enhancements according to Brown-Forman, the company that owns the brand.
Brown-Forman CEO Paul Varga and Master Distiller Chris Morris will attend the official opening of the renovated visitor center.
Further down the Bourbon Trail, Wild Turkey will open the doors to their new 9,140 square foot visitor center on Tuesday, April 15.
Events will be happening throughout the day, including a special address by Governor Steve Beshear.
The grand opening also coincides with legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell’s 60th anniversary. Wild Turkey has decreed 2014 as “The Year of Jimmy” to honor the milestone. To mark Russell’s service, his son – Distiller Eddie Russell – has created a special limited-edition bourbon, which will be unveiled at the event.