Posted on their website as of 12-1-2020
FAREWELL TO OUR URBAN STILLHOUSE
The Jim Beam® Urban Stillhouse will close at the end of this year as the James B. Beam Distilling Co. focuses on completing its reimagined visitor experience in Clermont.
The James B. Beam Distilling Co. looks forward to bringing a bigger and better consumer experience to a new location in Louisville in the future.
Thank you for your years of support and the wonderful memories!
In a statement, the Chicago-based spirits company said it “made the decision not to renew our lease at the Urban Stillhouse in downtown Louisville” just a little over five years after the facility opened.
“We will maintain our offices on Fourth Street Live and look forward to bringing a new consumer experience to Louisville that is in line with what we are building at our iconic homeplace,” Emily York, a spokeswoman for Jim Beam, said in a statement.
Sara Roston, a spokeswoman with Chicago-based Beam Suntory, confirmed that the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse at Fourth Street Live would close permanently to focus on the company’s facility upgrade project in Clermont, Kentucky.
Roston gave this statement on behalf of Beam Suntory:
“As we maintain focus on our transformational agenda in Clermont, with an eye on reopening to consumers in mid-2021, we have made the decision not to renew our lease at the Urban Stillhouse in downtown Louisville,” according to the statement. “We will maintain our offices on Fourth Street Live and look forward to bringing a new consumer experience to Louisville that is in line with what we are building at our iconic homeplace.”
The construction site in Clermont will include a brand new $60 million distillery that will be named the Fred B. Noe Craft Distillery, after the seventh-generation Jim Beam master distiller.
The new site will enhance the visitor experience with a new immersive tour, a visitor and retail center named The American Outpost, and a 5,000-square-foot restaurant called The Kitchen Table.
Construction on the project began in July 2019 and Jim Beam Co. anticipates it will be complete by the late summer of 2021.