Bardstown Bourbon Company opening downtown Louisville experience

We’re going to need a bigger barrel.

This rendering shows an open concept space with tables for drinking, a full bar, and reception area. In the left corner, there's a bottle shop

Bardstown Bourbon Company’s downtown experience is opening next summer.

Renderings courtesy of Joseph & Joseph, Bardstown Bourbon Co.

Bardstown Bourbon Company is opening a new experience downtown at 730 W. Main St. — complete with educational classes, a full-service bar + bottle shop.

Set to start pouring next summer, the bourbon attraction will hone in on the Bardstown, KY-based distillery’s modern skill in blending and aging bourbon + cocktail making.

This rendering shows the classroom space that will be used for educational experiences. It features a main bar and two rows of tables and chairs for students. Bottles of the company's bourbon line the walls behind the main bar.

Joseph & Joseph + Bravura Architects designed the new space.

Rendering by Joseph & Joseph, Bardstown Bourbon Company

Construction should begin sometime this month, with the design efforts being led by local firm Joseph & Joseph + Bravura Architects — the same group that worked on Angel’s Envy’s recent expansion and the impressive buildout on Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery.

The new experience will join a thriving experiential bourbon scene downtown. Earlier this year, Barrels & Billets — a blend-and-bottle-your-own bourbon experience — opened at 800 W. Main St. and you know we made our own LOUtoday bourbon.

This rendering depicts the bottle shop area where customers will be able to purchase spirits. It showcases a wall of bourbons for sale.

Buzick Construction will serve as the contractor for the project.

Renderings by Joseph & Joseph, Bardstown Bourbon Company

See also: these 10 local bourbon tours in and around downtown + the Urban Bourbon Trail passport — which is curated with bars and restaurants to compliment a day of tasting bourbons at local distilleries.

Bardstown Bourbon Company sits on 100 acres of farmland ~45 miles south of Louisville. It produces 40 different mashbills for a variety of big-name distillers like Jefferson’s, Belle Meade + James E. Pepper — in addition to distilling its own portfolio of bourbons.

Its Bardstown campus is also undergoing a $28 million expansion that will allow the distillery to produce 10 million proof gallons annually. Now that’s a lot of whiskey.

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