America’s Best Bourbon Bars 2021 - BOURBON COUNTRY

Written by Seth Thompson for the Bourbon Review - September 2, 2021

Kentucky is The Bourbon State as it has the Best Bourbon Bars firepower to match its distilling chops. Here’s your insider’s look to some of the country’s oldest bourbon bars, like the Tousey House Tavern in Bardstown (it’s said to be haunted – make a special trip for spooky season). Newcomers to the list include Barn8 Restaurant just outside of Louisville nesting on the enchanting grounds of Hermitage Farm. It’s barn chic bougie all the way with to die for farm-to-table cuisine, a first class Bourbon selection including vintage bottles to drool over. Northern Kentucky’s “B-Line” district came on strong with 3 new additions including Smoke Justis who specializes in delicious smoked meats and with a Bourbon collection 0f 400+. Come to Kentucky for the distilleries, stay for the bars and restaurants!

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