Inspired by the storied history and recent resurgence of Louisville’s Whiskey Row, Kevin Yates and Katie Kelty, who met while both were students at Bellarmine University, have started a new line of products that celebrate that heritage: Bourbon Built.
Their high-quality T-shirts (most $24) feature archival images of city scenes and are printed right here in Louisville. I purchased the shirt that shows a streetcar navigating Market Street circa 1900-1910. Another design depicts the elaborate fire escapes of brick buildings along Main Street. More designs are in the works.
Also available: a set of four coasters ($9) that say, “With a splash of water,” printed by Hound Dog Press of Louisville.
“We are just two college friends who wanted to show our love of this great city, its history and its connection to that Southern elixir of the gods,” Kelty says.
Place your order here. Bourbon Built is also on Facebook and Twitter.