Kentucky Bourbon Festival

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HISTORY OF THE Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Begun in 1992 as a Bourbon tasting and dinner, The Kentucky Bourbon Festival has grown with the leadership and support of the following distilleries – Barton 1792 Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Four Roses Distillery, Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., Beam, Maker’s Mark Distillery, Wild Turkey Distillery, and Woodford Reserve Distillery plus the Independent Stave Company and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. Additional major sponsors include Kentucky Bourbon brands - Bulleit Bourbon, Blantons and Michter’s. Many other sponsors have also made the festival possible.

“The people of Bardstown have been making Bourbon since 1776,” says Jerry Summers, Festival Chairperson and Director of Community Relations of Beam. “And today, sixty-nine percent of the world’s Bourbon is made in and around the Nelson County area, including the adjacent counties of Bullitt and Marion, that’s why Bardstown is indeed the Bourbon Capital of the World®.”

Today it is one of the Commonwealth’s leading community festivals, saluting and showcasing the Bourbon making process and the storied history of Kentucky’s renowned industry. Many distilleries, plus genuine Kentucky arts and crafters, display their wares…on the lawn of Spalding Hall from Friday evening through Sunday.

 

ATTENDANCE for 2013
The attendance for last year's Kentucky Bourbon Festival -Bourbon Capital of the World™ was approximately 52,000 people from 46 states and 15 countries.


HALL OF FAME MEMBERS 2013
Each distillery plus the Kentucky Bourbon Festival may nominate candidates for induction into the Hall of Fame annually. The nominees are submitted to the Kentucky Distillers Association for selection. The successful candidates for induction have spent many years working in distillery operations or promoting Bourbon in the worldwide arena. Below is a list of the most recent Hall of Fame Members.

• Fredrick Booker Noe III
• Tom Blincoe

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participating bourbons

Barton Brands of Kentucky
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Bulleit Distilling Company
Four Roses Distillery, LLC
Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc.
Jim Beam
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Michter’s
Wild Turkey Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery

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Kentucky Bourbon Festival
One Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004

Phone: 1-800-638-4877
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Barton 1792 Distillery Blanton's Buffalo Trace Bulleit Distillery Four Roses Distillery, LLC Heaven Hill Distillery Jim Beam Maker's Mark Distillery Michter's Distillery Wild Turkey Distillery Woodford Reserve
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