In 1789, Baptist minister Elijah Craig pretty much saved us all when he developed America’s signature spirit – bourbon. Since the first barrel over 230 years ago, it has helped shaped 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. You not only have the opportunity to tour Bardstown’s ten distilleries, but bourbon is flowing everywhere but the kitchen faucet. With everything that Bardstown has to offer, 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. Come add to your bourbon collection today!
Within 16 miles of downtown Bardstown are ten unique bourbon distilleries that attract tourists from across the world. In Bardstown, bourbon is a way of life. It is a place where you can sip on a multitude of famous bourbons known around the world and immerse yourself in the culture of bourbon. Every distillery has a story, every bottle has a purpose, and it’s in Bardstown that you get to explore just that.
EXPLORE OUR SPIRIT
BOURBON MADE IN BARDSTOWN
Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the World®. Bourbon connoisseurs could spend days touring the ten distilleries in Bardstown. Explore the rich history and taste aged Kentucky bourbon. Come add to your bourbon collection, explore the distilleries today.
Distilleries aren’t the only thing that Bardstown has to offer when it comes to bourbon. Explore all of our bourbon attractions in Bardstown from the Kentucky Bourbon Festival to the Blind Pig Bourbon Market.