Maker’s Mark Unveils Stunning Installations by Artist Dale Chihuly
(Note: The following post was originally published in June 2017 and updated in Oct. 2017)
Massive glass art pieces by Dale Chihuly are now part of the distillery tour at Maker’s Mark. Unveiled this month at the Loretto, Kentucky distillery, six new pieces give an added bonus to the whisky maker’s popular bourbon tour.
Six new brilliantly-colored glass formations are now on display at Maker’s Mark distillery. The exhibition lasts through December 2017. Inspired by “the Spirit of the Maker,” the new outdoor glass installations are mingled among the various warehouses and production facilities on the Maker’s Mark grounds.
The awe-inspiring combination of crafts – bourbon and art – is a must-see for anyone traveling to Kentucky between July and October 2017.
Dale Chihuly is an American artist, designer and craftsman known for his site-specific architectural installations displayed around the world in museums, gardens, and now, distilleries. In the past 25 years, his work has been included in more than 250 museum collections.
Night Illuminations and Special Events
Maker’s Mark is also offering night tours where tour guests can see each Chihuly art work illuminated with light from 6 to 10 p.m. For an elevated evening, dinners at Star Hill Provisions are available Saturday evenings pairing a farm-to-table experience from chef Newman Miller with cocktails.
Getting to Maker’s Mark
Guests should keep in mind that Maker’s Mark is about 90 minutes outside of Louisville. Tucked down winding country roads, it’s suggested that guests coordinate a safe ride to attend night events.
Mint Julep Tours can coordinate your trip for comfortable transportation without the hassle. To start your customized tour, contact us at 502-583-1433 or fill out our contact form and an experience coordinator will reach out to plan your Kentucky bourbon adventure!