Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery




Louisville, KY



Joseph & Joseph Architects is proud of their work with Michter’s to expand their Shively distillery and the Fort Nelson Building on Main Street in Louisville.

The Fort Nelson facility is open to the public for tours and tastings. Joseph & Joseph Architects restored this 4-story historic building in Louisville’s Historic Main Street District. This project included 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 winds throughout the distillery, educating the visitor about each step, from grain handling through barrel storage and bottling. Throughout the facility there are interactive exhibits that will allow visitors to learn about each step of the bourbon distillation.