Visit the Stitzel Weller Distillery

Visit Bulleit Stitzel-Weller Distillery - Bulleit

Following advice and guidance from local health and State authorities, Stitzel-Weller Distillery plans to reopen with limited capacity beginning on Friday, July 3rd.

The safety of our guests and staff remains our number one priority. Our revised operations will include measures to maintain social distancing and institute practices aligned with state and local requirements, along with guidelines recommended by the CDC.

While your experience at the Visitor Center may look a little different, we can assure you the whiskey and hospitality will remain the same!

Our websites and will be kept up to date with information as will our social media channels (@StitzelWellerDistillery – Facebook and Instagram).

Safety Overview

What we’re doing to keep our customers and staff safe:

  • All staff members will have their temperature taken when they clock in.
  • All staff members will wear a cloth covering/face mask.
  • All guests must wear a cloth covering/face mask.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Visitor Center.
  • Routine cleaning and disinfecting will take place throughout the day.
  • Social/physical distancing will be expected.
  • If you are sick or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please stay home. We’re happy to refund or reschedule your reservation.
  • Please be mindful of the new flow of the visitor center when you visit. This will be clearly marked.


Originally opened on Derby Day in 1935 and reopened to the public in 2014, the historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery is one of the true cathedrals of the American whiskey industry. Located only five miles from downtown Louisville, the Stitzel Weller Experience is one of the most convenient and impressive stops along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. We are proud to invite guests to step foot on this hallowed ground and gain a unique perspective on the dichotomy of the historic contrasted with the innovations of tomorrow that include Bulleit Bourbon, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and I.W. Harper Bourbon.


Scheduling a Group of 10 or More?
Great, we encourage it! Please get in touch with our events team or 502-810-3805.

More Information

  • Hours:
    • Friday: 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Closed on all major holidays.
  • Additional days and times will be added as we receive guidelines for increased capacity.
  • Reservations required for tours.
  • Retail only access is allowed, but may require a wait prior to entry due to capacity restrictions.
  • Must be 21+ with valid ID to sample.

Bulleit Stitzel-Weller Distillery Map and Directions from Downtown Louisville and Louisville International Airport


The Stitzel Weller Experience


From Downtown Louisville:

  • Take I-64 West towards St. Louis.
  • Veer left, taking Exit 1 for I-264 East towards Shively.
  • Take Exit 5 for Cane Run Road.
  • At the bottom of the exit, take a left onto Ralph Avenue.
  • Follow Ralph Avenue for about a mile until you reach Fitzgerald Road.
  • Make a left onto Fitzgerald Road.
  • Stitzel-Weller is on your left. Enjoy!
From the Louisville International Airport:
  • Take I-264 West towards Shively.
  • Take Exit 5 for Cane Run Road.
  • At the bottom of the exit, take a right onto Cane Run Road.
  • At the first light, take a right onto Ralph Avenue.
  • Follow Ralph Avenue for about a mile until you reach Fitzgerald Road.
  • Make a left onto Fitzgerald Road.
  • Stitzel-Weller is on your left. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • *All guests must be wearing a mask in order to enter the property*
  • We request that you always make a reservation online in advance so we can manage capacity
  • Retail only access is allowed, but may require a wait prior to entry due to capacity restrictions
  • We are taking significant measures in the interest and safety of our guests and staff. We ask that you do so as well, and recommend the following efforts that you can proactively take:
    • Bring a mask and hand sanitizer.
    • Practice safe social distancing.
    • Do not shake hands or cheers your glasses with members outside of your party.
    • Bring cashless methods of payment - although cash will be accepted upon request.
    • If you feel ill or are not in good health, please stay home. If you are unsure whether a visit is a good idea, please consult your medical professionals.
  • Tour availability will be reflected online. Once capacity is reached, guests may select a different day and/or time to visit and make a reservation.
  • Guests must wear a mask to enter the property, while on tour and also to access the shop and indoor restrooms.
  • Guests must masks when moving through the space or standing in line, but they will not be required during the self-guided tastings or once you are enjoying your whisky at tables or in the individual seating areas.
  • We will be happy to provide you with a mask.
  • We’re following all CDC, local and federal guidelines, as well as additional Diageo preparedness measures.
  • We will sanitize surfaces between each tour and seating, and all our staff will wear masks.
  • Each seating area will be limited to 6 guests to ensure social distancing.
  • Free hand sanitizer will be provided across the entire property and at all seating areas.
  • All staff members will receive new training on processes and protocol, daily temperature checks and be required to wear masks. In addition, we are staggering employee shifts to isolate groups wherever possible.
  • We encourage only those in good health to visit the distillery experience.
  • This FAQ will be kept up to date on the website as will our social media
  • Additional reopening details are subject to guidance from the State and health professions. Please check back on our website and social handles for updates
  • Currently, we are offering our one-hour Stitzel-Weller Experience (Friday-Sunday) and our hour and a half, Uncovered Tour (Saturday only). The only difference in the experience is the number of guests allowed per tour. See experience descriptions on our website.
  • Tastings will occur at the end of each tour experience in our tasting rooms. Guests will be spaced out in order to properly social distance.
  • Guests can also do a self-guided tasting only experience at any time. Keep in mind, there may be wait times in order to keep the patio and tasting areas to a certain number of people.
  • We are offering two options of craft cocktails in individual glass bottles to limit touchpoints between employees and guests. These can be purchased in our gift shop.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Restrooms inside the building will be open and available. We ask all guests to please practice social distancing while inside the building and wear a face mask or covering.
  • Stitzel-Weller has a covered patio option that seats up to 16 and lawn area for guests to easily mingle and social distance themselves.
  • Tables and chairs will be cleaned between each new group of guests.
  • Our shop will be open Friday-Sunday. Contactless-payment will be enacted as well as plexi-glass barriers for additional safety at check-out.
  • We’re reviewing private events requests on a case by case basis. Anyone interested should contact Elizabeth Dowell at
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