In 1789, Baptist minister Elijah Craig pretty much saved us all when he developed America’s signature spirit – Bourbon. Since its first barrel over 200 years ago, it’s helped build the lives of Bardstown residents who’ve earned their living by distilling America’s native spirit. And the rest of us? It makes our lives much better too.

Fast-forward to today and you not only have the opportunity to tour Bardstown’s seven distilleries, you can find Bourbon flowing from everywhere but the kitchen faucet. Because with everything that Bardstown has to offer, somehow Bourbon has found its way into every nook and cranny. Not only does this miniature mecca offer entertainment, dining, history, and shopping, but it also offers Bourbon entertainment, Bourbon-inspired dining, Bourbon history, and Bourbon shopping.

Bourbon is a feast for all of the senses! To heighten your sense of sight and sound, watch the above video for a quick overview about the love affair between Bourbon and Bardstown.