Luckett & Farley structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and civil engineers designed Rabbit Hole craft distillery’s structure and internal workings.

The project included renovating an existing 30,000 SF warehouse with a 13,000 SF expansion on the site of the old Disney Tire Company building in downtown Louisville’s Nulu district. The facility holds a retail area, second-floor office space, tank rooms, and an open atrium displaying the beer well, beer still, cooker, doubler, and fermenter tanks with elevated concrete slab on metal deck platforms leading up to a third-floor event space.

The mechanical system included energy-saving design to combine both process and comfort conditioning systems. This project included some conditioning of the production area which was open to a high-end event space. The production area included management of heat and moisture from a 24-inch column still and associated fermenters and cooker. Maintaining comfort in an active production area connected to retail and event areas was a major challenge to overcome on this project. 

Additionally, the design included a new commercial kitchen as well as process waste sanitary system for the bourbon distillation process.

Project Details


Rabbit Hole

Construction Value

$10 million

Services Provided

Structural Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Plumbing Engineering
Construction Administration