New Bourbon company to build $25m distillery

27th June, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Kentucky’s Bardstown Bourbon Company is to build a new US$25 million distillery which will be run by the former master distiller for Maker’s Mark in its namesake town.


The Bardstown Bourbon Company is to open a new US$25m distillery in Kentucky

The new company is to launch a 45,000-square-foot distillery on 100 acres in the Nelson County Industrial Park, where it will produce Bourbon and other spirits It also plans to build a visitor center and warehouses, as well as offer a “culinary dimension” to the distillery, partnering with restaurants in the community to incorporate local flavours.

“The Bardstown Bourbon Company will be a celebration of the Bardstown community, from the local ingredients we use to produce our product and the team that designs and builds our distillery, to the employees that distill, barrel and store our Bourbons,” said David Mandell, president and CEO of The Bardstown Bourbon Company.

Bourbon Hall of Fame member and former Maker’s Mark master distiller Steve Nally will has been recruited as master distiller for the new vicinity.

“This is another exciting day for one of Kentucky’s signature industries,” said Kentucky governor Steve Beshear. “The world’s thirst for bourbon continues to grow, and The Bardstown Bourbon Company’s announcement will help satisfy that demand.”

Construction on the project is expected to begin this summer, and the facility is expected to be open in 2016. Once operational, The Bardstown Bourbon Company will mark the fifth distillery in Nelson County.

To encourage the investment and job growth in Bardstown, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to US$1m through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

It was announced in May this year that Diageo had applied to build a US$115m in Shelby County, Kentucky, to produce a number of its “current and future” brands.

One Response to “New Bourbon company to build $25m distillery”

  1. Donna Hayes says:

    How can I submit an application to the new distillery?

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