Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskeys announces the opening of the Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience in downtown Louisville at 624 W. Main Street. The Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience stands out for its emphasis on education about the art and science of whiskey and why Buzzard’s Roost whiskies are different, thanks to secondary maturation in proprietary barrels.

“This is a big step for us,” said Buzzard’s Roost Co-founder and CEO Judy Hollis Jones. “When we decided to open on Whiskey Row, we wanted the experience to go beyond the expected – like our whiskies. We’ll offer interactive classes for those who want to explore the how’s and why’s of bourbon and rye and craft cocktails. During our tours, visitors will learn how our secondary maturation brings complex and rare flavor combinations to our whiskies. We are very excited to welcome guests!”

Acclaimed bourbon expert Susan Reigler created three whiskey classes and author and whisky educator Heather Wibbels developed three hands-on cocktail classes. Each class includes tastings and will be taught by trained Whiskey Guides.

The 6,000-square foot space also houses a 75-gallon Vendome pot still that will produce up to seven barrels of new-make bourbon or rye per week, complementing Buzzard’s Roost’s sourced whiskies, which are currently re-barreled and bottled at Bardstown Bourbon Company in Bardstown, KY. Tasting flights and cocktails will be available at the bar, and Buzzard’s Roost whiskies and other merchandise are for sale.

To celebrate the opening, Buzzard’s Roost is releasing three new limited-time whiskies for sale starting at noon on Saturday, April 29. (Limit two of each expression per person while supplies last).

  • Founders’ Select 7-Year-Old Barrel Strength Bourbon ($125)
  • Founders’ Select Single Barrel Rye ($75)
  • Founders’ Select Single Barrel Bourbon ($75)
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