Tag: Bardstown

Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center

1311 Gilkey Run Road, Bardstown, KY 40004 bourbonheritagecenter.com, 502-337-1000 PRODUCTS: Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, Henry McKenna, Larceny, Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey, Parker’s Heritage Collection; limited edition bottlings Following a devastating fire in 1996 that destroyed its production plant, an aging…

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New in Bardstown: The Julep Jubilee

If you’re ready to kick Derby week off in style, strap on your fanciest hat and check out a new event in Bardstown on Sunday: The Bardstown Julep Jubilee. Held on the patio of the Harrison Smith House at 103…

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Bourbon Festival: From small dinner to big deal

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival, which runs today through Sunday in Bardstown, began in 1992 as a small bourbon tasting and dinner. Last year, approximately 52,000 people from 46 states and 15 countries gathered in “the Bourbon Capital of the World”…

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Happy Birthday, Kentucky!

Today is Statehood Day in Kentucky, which was the 15th state admitted to the Union on June 1, 1792 (although technically we are a commonwealth and not a state). What better way to celebrate than with a toast of 1792…

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I am quite sure that we are the only store in America where you can buy a gun, country ham, beer, and a pound of C4 plastic explosive. With the proper credentials, of course. Patrick Hayden, owner of Keene’s Depot…

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Angel’s Envy pops up in Bardstown

If you are in Bardstown this week for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, be sure to stop by the Angel’s Envy Pop-Up Bourbon Bar in the penthouse of Spalding Hall, 114 N. Fifth St. The bar opens with a special event today at 2 p.m….

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Big props for small towns

USA Today and Rand McNally named the Five Best Small Towns in America this week, and two of them are in Kentucky: Murray (“friendliest”) and Bardstown (“most beautiful”). Bardstown’s proximity to several distilleries – Barton 1792, Heaven Hill, Maker’s Mark…

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Sample the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

As much as I love bourbon, I am a bit ashamed to admit that I have never attended the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, Ky., the self-proclaimed “Bourbon Capital of the World.” I plan to remedy that situation next month at the…

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