James B. Beam Fred B. Noe Craft Distillery

  • Location
    Clermont, KY
  • Completion Date
  • Size
    1.2 acres
  • Team
    Architect: Joseph & Joseph + Bravura Architects
    Civil Engineer: LD&D Engineering
    Irrigation Designer: Carter Design Group
  • Awards
    • 2023: James B. Beam Fred B. Noe Craft Distillery awarded with an AIA Kentucky Honor Award
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A tribute to 7th generation Master Distiller, the FBN Distillery builds upon the tradition of small-batch bourbon and establishes a dedicated home for the development of premium craft bourbon in the heart of the James B. Beam Distillery.

The landscape design frames views into the architecture, allowing glimpses of Bourbon blending on the approach to the front door. Two groves of trees flank the entry, providing a comfortable space for staff and invited guests to unwind outside in the shade.

Formal plantings close to the craft distillery transition to native grass and wildflower meadows designed to reduce maintenance, improve watershed quality and connect to the natural beauty of the Bernheim Forest.

Coir logs reinforce the slopes while the meadow is in establishment phase. Once mature, the meadow will display distinctly throughout the different seasons.