On National Bourbon Day, the distilleries of Bardstown, Kentucky came together to announce a collaborative project that further establishes the region as the Bourbon Capital of the World. Heaven Hill, James B Beam Distilling Co, Bardstown Bourbon Company, Preservation and Log Still distilleries have joined together to release a one-of-a-kind bourbon series, the Bardstown Collection, celebrating their Bardstown heritage that will release on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. Each of the participating distilleries have hand-selected a special, premium bourbon available only on-site, and only as part of the Bardstown Collection.

The selected expressions will be bottled in custom packaging that celebrates the community and the history of Bardstown.  The shared bottle design features iconic images from Bardstown, such as The My Old Kentucky Home museum, and will be packaged within a gold-embossed, navy blue box featuring an ornate compass and a detailed graphic of the region’s topography. The box also includes a moleskin booklet describing the product and process of every distillery.

The project will be bottled at Bardstown Bourbon Company’s new 55,000 square foot bottling facility, then made available for purchase exclusively on-site at each distillery’s visitors center on October 21st, 2021. The releases will be scheduled so that guests will have an opportunity to visit each location to purchase their bottle.

“You can truly feel the magic of our bourbon culture and heritage come alive when working on this special release.

- Samantha Brady, Executive Director of Bardstown Tourism