Old Forester Distillery – Louisville, KY
More than 150 years ago, Louisville’s “Whiskey Row” was home to many distilleries and warehouse operations. With the Old Forester Distillery project, Brown-Forman Corporation returns home to a new interactive visitor experience and working distillery in the heart of downtown. Through close collaboration with the New York office of experiential designer Imagination, Bravura has reclaimed the historic façade as a backdrop to an intervention that is sensitive to the scale and character of the surrounding neighborhood.
The tour exposes visitors to the bourbon crafting process from start to finish. Guests can engage in orientation spaces, fermentation tanks, a barrel aging warehouse and bottling line. Tasting rooms allow visitors to sample the results as they toast the authentic spirit of the longest, continuously distilled bourbon.
HERITAGE by reSAWN TIMBER co. features a mix of red & white ANTIQUE RECLAIMED OAK – for flooring and wall cladding.
The mix of red & white oak creates a pleasing variation of colors. Expect a warm palette of colors, with dense & varying grain patterns. Typical character marks on reclaimed wood include mineral staining, color changes, weathering, checking, nail holes, and knots.
HERITAGE reclaimed oak is available unfinished or prefinished with hardwax oil. HERITAGE can also be customized for your specification on species (all red oak or all white oak), width (wide plank available) and amount of character. Please contact us to discuss the details of your specification and for samples.