New bourbon distillery opens in Kentucky
BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) – A new distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country is starting commercial production.
Bardstown Bourbon Co. reached the milestone Wednesday at the $25 million distillery at Bardstown. The distillery will make whiskey for its own brands and for small distillers and brand owners lacking sufficient distilling operations.
The company says it’s already preparing to expand due to demand. It says the distillery’s 1.5 million proof gallon capacity can be expanded to more than 6 million proof gallons within the current design. It says the expansion will allow the company to take on new customers.
The distillery plans to open its visitors and events center to the public in early 2017.
Leading its whiskey-distilling team is Steve Nally, a 40-year veteran of the spirits industry.