The Delectable Distillery Tour

September 14, 2017
Maker’s Mark Distillery
3350 Burks Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037

The Delectable Distillery Tour is a fundraising event for APRON Inc., a nonprofit that provides emergency financial funds to members of the Metropolitan Louisville Independent Restaurant community. Guests arrive in groups of 24 and are given a personalized walking tour of the Maker’s campus. Along the way they enjoy dishes prepared by 5 chefs, along with cocktail pairings of Maker’s products. While igniting your taste buds, feast your eyes on the incredible glass artwork of Dale Chihuly, woven into the Maker’s Mark landscape. The tour takes about 2 hours and is capped off by dipping a commemorative bottle in the signature red wax.

Tickets for the event are $130, or $150-$160 with bus transportation from Bardstown and Louisville respectively. Maker’s pays for all food and catering costs and donates every dollar of the ticket sales to APRON.

Gallery on the Square Presents: Speakeasy Bourbon Style

September 13 & 14, 2017
$60 per person
Gallery on the Square
90 Court Square, Bardstown, KY 40004

Mingle amidst art while sampling cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Afterwards, quest (who know the password) will be lead to a secret room for the paly Speakeasy Bourbon Style where cordials may be savored during entertainment. 1920s attire.

Ticket required. Call 502-348-0044

Beyond the Bourbon Exhibit/Contest – Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony

September 14, 2017
Bardstown for the Arts/The Gallery
90 Court Square, Bardstown, KY 40004

Bardstown for the Arts/Gallery on the Square is hosting an art event highlighting the talent of the employees of the distilleries in and around Bardstown, Kentucky. The distilleries of Bardstown will have this opportunity to show off more than just their bourbon. They will show the depth of the talent of their valuable employees who not only create bourbon, but a variety of unique art and crafts. Event sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries. Call 502-348-0044 for info.

Exhibited August 30-October 3, 2017

United Way – Spirit 5K

Saturday, September 16, 2017
$25 per person
Nelson County Civic Center
321 S. Third Street, Bardstown, KY 40004

The United Way Spirit 5k is a certified course race that winds its way through Bardstown, Ky.  The race is held the 3rd weekend of September and coincides with Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Registration starts at 7:30 AM, race starts at 8:30 AM. For more information call 502-348-1891. Register online at

A Very Special Bourbon Brunch

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Old Kentucky Home Country Club
529 E. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004

Join us for “A very special Bourbon Brunch” to benefit the special needs adults at the GO Center. Your taste buds will experience bourbon-inspired foods with a Kentucky Flair…the perfect finish to your Bourbon Festival culinary experience. Sponsored by Bardstown Bourbon Company. Ticket Required. Tickets can be purchased online.

Bourbon Capital Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Adults: $7 (Advanced), $8 (Door), Children, 5-12 ($5/6), Children 4 & Under (Free)
Bardstown Event Center
111 N. 4th Street, Bardstown, KY 40004

Start your festival weekend off with a classic Bourbon Capital breakfast!!  Sample from a tasty selection of Pancakes with Bourbon Butter & Syrup, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage and Buttermilk Biscuits.  Wash it down with a savory dram of Bourbon Flavored Coffee and an assortment of juices.  Hosted by the Knights of Columbus and sponsored by Willett Distillery, this event features a unique signature drink carefully crafted and served by Willett Bourbon Ambassadors, and you get to keep a special “Willett Signature” glass.

The purchase price is tax deductible and a portion of the proceeds will be used to support members of our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Guthrie Opportunity Center,  On-The-GO Foods assisted us in creating the menu and the preparation of the entrees and our special Bourbon-Flavored condiments. 

Tickets may be purchased online at: or at the door on the day of the event.  For more information, contact 502-383-1785 or