New Culinary Experience in Bourbon Country

Bottle & Bond opens at the Bardstown Bourbon Company

Bardstown, Ky. (June 6, 2018) – The first distillery in Kentucky’s Bourbon Country to feature a  full-service  restaurant and bar has opened in Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World®.

The Bardstown Bourbon Company opened the Bottle  &  Bond  Kitchen  and  Bar  to the public earlier this month.  The restaurant showcases gourmet fare from  Executive  Chef  Felix  Mosso,  formerly  with  the  historic  Greenbrier  Resort,  West  Virginia,  and  more  than  200  vintage  American  whiskeys  curated  by   whiskey  author  Fred  Minnick,  including  some  dating  back  to  the  1800s.

Located on 100  acres  of  active  farmland  inside  one  of  the  world’s  most  modern  and  technically  advanced  whiskey  distilleries,  Bottle  &  Bond’s  scratch  kitchen  combines  seasonal,  local  ingredients  with  regional  flair.  Guests will enjoy comfort  food,  exceptional  salads,  and  farm  fresh  meats  and  cheeses  along with  a  craft  cocktail  program,  one-of-a-kind  whiskey  and  vintage  spirits  library,  curated  wine  collection,  and  a  selection  of  local  draft  beers.

The bar will be unique to a typical distillery destination in that it will include a variety of whiskeys from around Kentucky and around the globe.  Staff will help educate consumers on an extensive  range  of  whiskey,  bourbon,  and  rye  brands  including its  own  products.  For  the  vintage  whiskey  library,  Minnick  curated  extremely  rare  gems,  including  an  1890s  Cedar  Brook  whiskey  and  a  pair  of  early  1900s  Overholt  Rye.  As  part  of  his  Fred  Minnick  Signature  Spirits  Series,  in  which  he  builds  vintage  spirits  menus,  Bottle  &  Bond  is  Minnick’s  debut  library.  The  Bottle  &  Bond  collection  tells  the  story  of  American  whiskey,  through  each  bottle,  from  the  late  1800s  and  pre-prohibition  through  the  1950s,  60s,  70s,  and  80s.

Bottle & Bond is the center point of the glass-enclosed spacious visitors center with sweeping views of  the distillery, pastured grounds and barrel  warehouses. It includes sleek inside dining and fire-pit lined outdoor seating.  The kitchen is open for lunch every  day  of  the  week  and  for  dinner  on  Thursday,  Friday,  and  Saturday.  Hours  of  operation:  Sunday-Wednesday  (11am-5pm)  and  Thursday-Saturday  (11am-close;  last  dinner  seating  10pm). Reservations  can  be  made  via  OpenTable  or  by  calling  Bottle  &  Bond  at  (502)  252-6331. 

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