The Official Toast to Bardstown was created by a group of Master Distillers from five different, local distilleries. These 5 leaders of the industry were sitting around a table working together on a collaborative bourbon release called the Bardstown Collection, in an effort to highlight and celebrate Bardstown as the Bourbon Capital of the World. It was during this process that they shared a cheers together and coined what is now the Official Bardstown Toast — “Bourbon and Bardstown, Bonded Together, Always”
TOAST TO BARDSTOWN CONTEST
Visit the local restaurants below on their specific dates and times to participate in the contest.
THE GREATEST BOURBON EVENT OF THE YEAR
Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the World® and the home of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival®, which draws people from all over for a week of celebrating the storied history and art of distilling America’s native spirit. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival® promotes Kentucky bourbon & the Bourbon Capital of the World® by hosting a celebration that contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of our communities in and around Bardstown, Kentucky.
Plan Your Next Bourbon Adventure
BOURBON’S IN SEASON ALL YEAR LONG
Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the World®. Bourbon connoisseurs could spend days touring the 11 distilleries in and around Bardstown. Explore the rich history and taste aged Kentucky bourbon. Come add to your bourbon collection and explore our historic and unique distilleries today.
Distilleries aren’t the only thing that Bardstown has to offer. Explore all of our attractions in Bardstown! From historic My Old Kentucky Home to the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and everything in between, it’s all here in Bardstown.
GET THE EXCLUSIVE VISITORS GUIDE
Planning a vacation or weekend trip to Bardstown is made easy with our Official Visitor’s Guide. Want to explore more than just bourbon while you’re here? Plan your itinerary with our guide on food, hotels, historical sights and more.