BARDSTOWN, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE) — The Bardstown Bourbon Company achieved a major milestone today with the installation of its 50-foot tall, custom made, 36-inch stainless steel Vendome Copper & Brass Works still. Delivered in one piece, and hoisted above the 55-foot still tower by crane, the Vendome apparatus was lowered into the center of the building. This helped Bardstown Bourbon Company inch one step closer to opening its state-of-the-art whiskey distillery, which is scheduled to begin operations by September 2016, in “The Bourbon Capitol of the World.”
The Bardstown Bourbon Company’s still features a unique design, incorporating large, rectangular glass manways – a shape never before used by Vendome in still manufacturing – that enables visitors to watch the whiskey moving through the distilling process. The use of glass also reflects the transparent nature of the Company’s approach to whiskey making. No secrets, mythical stories, or fabricated legends, the Bardstown Bourbon Company celebrates the craft of making great whiskey and the Bardstown community that brings bourbon to the world.
“The Bardstown Bourbon Company is just a few short months away from becoming a significant addition to the American whiskey landscape,” said David Mandell, President & CEO. “With the development of our own brands, new Collaborative Distilling Program, and unique visitors experience, we will continue to fuel interest, innovation, and growth across the entire whiskey category.”
“We can’t wait to start the whiskey flowing at the largest new distillery in the country,” said Steve Nally, Master Distiller. “It’s an exciting time for bourbon and we’re proud to be at the forefront of innovation.”
The Bardstown Bourbon Company in its current configuration has a 1.5 million proof gallon annual capacity, which can be expanded to six million proof gallons within the current design of the distillery.
ABOUT THE BARDSTOWN BOURBON COMPANY
Under construction since October 2014, The Bardstown Bourbon Company is “the Modern Distiller of the American Spirit.” The company is developing a $25 million destination experience with a first-of-its-kind Napa Valley style campus featuring a state-of-the-art whiskey distillery, unique and transparent educational experience, high-end tours and tastings, integrated visitors center, event space, and eventually a restaurant and boutique hotel. The distillery is set to begin production in September 2016 for its own brands as well as its new “Collaborative Distilling Program,” which offers the opportunity to create custom, authentic, Kentucky whiskey, bourbon and rye and provides comprehensive barrel financing.