of the WORLD
See why our small-town spirit is so beloved around the world. With 11 unique distilleries within 16 miles of Court Square, Bardstown is the ultimate bourbon getaway. We’re like wine country, but with a southern accent.
In fact, there’s more than bourbon in The Bourbon Capital of The World. Bardstown has been declared The Most Beautiful Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today.
Settled in 1780 and built for strolling, downtown Bardstown is home to nearly 200 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But small-town charm is nothing without people, and Bardstown is the kind of place where anyone you meet would be more than happy to lend you a cup of sugar for your mint julep.
Kentucky Bourbon Festival
Old Talbott Tavern
Bardstown Bourbon Company
Kentucky Bourbon Trail
The Blind Pig Bourbon Market
The Rickhouse Restaurant
Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience
Log Still Distillery
Volstead Bourbon Lounge
Bourbon Hideaway of Federal Hill
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 nine 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. Come add to your bourbon collection today!