Located in the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the Bardstown Bourbon Company is one of the most technically advanced and flexible distilleries in the world.

No secrets, mythical legends, or fabricated stories. The Bardstown Bourbon Company is a New Blend of Bourbon Makers, pushing the boundaries through innovation, while honoring the traditional art of making whiskey.

Set on 100 acres of active farmland in the heart of the Bourbon Capital of the World®, we produce the highest-quality, Kentucky bourbon, whiskey, and rye brands as well as offer custom whiskey production through our one-of-a-kind Collaborative Distilling Program.

We are the first NapaValley style destination on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® to combine distilling, culinary, and beverage expertise to create a modern, authentic bourbon experience.

We operate one of the most sophisticated distilleries in the country, with a focus on transparency — all open spaces and clear glass — putting the science and craft of whiskey-making front and center for all to see.

Our Collaborative Distilling Program brings together some of the most experienced distillers in the industry under one roof. This completely unique and inclusive process allows our customers to create alongside us and drives education, innovation, and experimentation. We produce nearly 40 unique mash bills for some of the finest whiskey and bourbon brands, including Jefferson’s, High West, Belle Meade, Hirsch, Calumet, James E. Pepper, Cyrus Noble, and many others.


As we continue to build out our own Visitors Experience, below are a few of the experiences we currently offer with our partners.


Enjoy a ninety-minute behind-the-scenes tour of Bardstown Bourbon Company with Steve Nally, Master Distiller and former Master Distiller of Makers Mark, or John Hargrove, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations,  including a private tasting experience in our distillery lab. All coordination and transportation must be booked through Mint Julep Experiences.


Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Bardstown Bourbon Company, lunch at Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar, and a private tasting experience in our distillery lab. Available through Mint Julep Experiences. No transportation charge.


Join our Spirits Specialists in this hands-on class and learn to make two famous cocktails: The Sazerac and Kentucky Mule. This class teaches the importance of the right bar tools and the nuances behind a shaken or stirred cocktail. Available through Mint Julep Experiences.


Join our Spirits Specialists in this hands-on class and learn how to create this iconic cocktail like a pro. This class teaches the history, ingredients, and creativity of the Old Fashioned and leaves you with an understanding of a truly great drink. Available through Copper Still Tours.