Six distilleries. Six exclusive expressions. One collection. Bardstown is the Bourbon Capital of the World, with 11 distillery experiences within 16 miles of the town center, each with a unique perspective on bourbon. This fact is commemorated by the bourbon barrel compass at Court Square, pointing visitors toward each.

You’ll find that compass, and other ornaments of America’s Most Beautiful Small Town, adorned throughout this very special package of bourbon whiskey. This is the Bardstown Collection, celebrating Bardstown and its rich heritage of bourbon making.

Each participating distillery has hand-selected a special expression available only on-site and as part of the Bardstown Collection. The 2023 Bardstown Collection includes Bardstown Bourbon Company, Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience, James B. Beam Distilling Co., Log Still Distillery, Lux Row Distilling (new this year) and Preservation Distillery.

Of course, not just the number of producers that makes Bardstown special, but also the quality. The attention to detail, level of craftsmanship, and, most importantly, superlative flavor profiles are why we say that Bourbon Comes From Bardstown.

Adding a twist this year, there will be four more additional opportunities to buy the set throughout the coming months. Powered by Mint Julep Transportation, consumers will be allowed to purchase tickets once a month throughout April-July. With these tickets, you gain access to a one-of-a-kind Bardstown Collection experience.

The tickets include a 2-day experience in the Bourbon Capital of the World, traveling through all six distilleries involved in the collection. Each distillery has created an exclusive, immersive experience to tell the story of Bardstown through the liquid. Every stop includes tasting the 2023 iconic Bardstown Collection and the only opportunity to buy the full set after the initial release.

The Bardstown Collection will be kicked off with a release party on Wednesday, April 12th, hosted at Scout and Scholar Brewery. The Bardstown Collection will be released Thursday, April 13, and Friday, April 14, with six staggered releases from all participating distilleries. Each distillery will have limited quantities of their bottles and be sold at their respective visitor centers.
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