Bardstown Bourbon Co. to bring its modern approach to Louisville’s Bourbon community

Brand experience will also offer bar, bottle shop in the heart of Whiskey Row

Louisville, KY (November 10, 2022) – From a new blend of bourbon makers comes a new bourbon attraction to Downtown Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row. Bardstown Bourbon Co., the modern bourbon built on transparency and innovation, will start construction later this month on a new consumer experience located at 730 W. Main Street, set to open Late Summer 2023.

Bardstown Bourbon Co.’s new Louisville location will provide unique bourbon educational experiences highlighting the bourbon maker's strengths in blending, aging, cocktails and more, as well as a full-service bar and bottle shop. Throughout the year, Bardstown Bourbon Co. will host a variety of events including limited and rare bottle releases, intimate tastings and one-of-a-kind elevated experiences as well.

The bourbon experience that we offer is second to none,” said Mark Erwin, CEO of Bardstown Bourbon Co. “We’re excited to bring this modern transparent approach to bourbon making to our Louisville home and look forward to introducing more consumers to the Bardstown Bourbon Company brand.”

“Bardstown Bourbon Co,’s new experience will feature education and deep dives that articulate our modern approach to blending, innovation and collaboration, capped by our genuine approach to hospitality,” said Dan Callaway, VP Innovation and Hospitality.

Design is being led by Joseph & Joseph Architects, an architecture, interior design and master planning firm specializing in distillery design and hospitality. The firm has well over 100 years of distillery heritage, credited with designing the original Four Roses distillery in 1909. Willie Martin’s will also consult on the interior design including lighting, furniture and other design elements.

Buzick Construction will serve as contractor for the project. Bardstown Bourbon Co. has previously worked with both Joseph & Joseph and Buzick Construction on the Bardstown campus, including the current expansion, which upon completion will increase distillation capacity to more than 10 million proof gallons annually. 

Bardstown Bourbon Co. was represented by Reed Weinberg and Jenny Johnston of PRG Commercial Property Advisors, who brokered the transaction.

About Bardstown Bourbon Company:  

Founded in 2014 by Peter Loftin in the heart of Bourbon Country on 100 acres of active farmland, Bardstown Bourbon Company, 1500 Parkway Drive, Bardstown, Ky., is one of the country’s most modern and technically advanced whiskey distilleries. Celebrating the art of making high-quality, authentic bourbons, the innovative distillery produces custom rye, whiskey and bourbon for prominent brands including High West, Belle Meade, Hirsch and many others through its one-of-a-kind collaborative distilling program. Bardstown Bourbon Company honors tradition and drives innovation with their exceptional destination experience for visitors, offering the only full-service restaurant located within a distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, The Kitchen and Bar at Bardstown Bourbon Company.

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