Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery




Louisville, KY



Michter’s Distillery’s affiliate Springwater Kentucky Realty announced it completed the purchase of 145 acres in Springfield, Kentucky, at the heart of the state’s historic Washington County. The first phase of construction, a barrel house for whiskey aging, is scheduled to begin in 2018.

Joseph & Joseph + Bravura Architects is proud to continue working with Michter’s expanding on their Shively distillery and continuing with the Fort Nelson Building on Main Street in Louisville.

The Fort Nelson project is under construction and expected to be completed in spring, 2018. Once completed, the Fort Nelson facility will be open to the public for tours and tastings. Joseph & Joseph + Bravura Architects is restoring this 4-story historic building in Louisville’s Historic Main Street District. This project includes extensive structural modifications to allow for a fully functioning distillery. Included in the design are two historic pot stills, Cypress fermenting tank, barrel filling, gift shops and tasting area.

The tour experience will wind throughout the distillery, educating the visitor about each step, from grain handling through barrel storage and bottling. Throughout the facility there will be interactive exhibits that will allow visitors to learn about each step of the bourbon distillation.