Bardstown Bourbon Company to build own bottling facility

The company will create 25 new jobs in Bourbon County


In the heart of Bourbon County, Kentucky, the Bardstown Bourbon Company produces around 26.5 million liters of alcohol annually, enough for 30 barrels a day. Since 2018, they have their own Brand, Bardstown Bourbon, but most of the production is done on behalf of 27 customers, using 40 different mash bills.

In a press release, the Bardstown Bourbon Company has now announced to have broken ground on a large expansion project: A 47,000 square foot (4366 m²) bottling facility will be built.

“The bottling facility is the natural next step in our evolution,” said Bardstown Bourbon Company CEO Mark Erwin. “Currently, both our brands and our collaborative distilling partners are bottled by an offsite third party. We’re excited to close the circle and enable a true grain to glass process all in our own space.”

25 new jobs are to be created here to fill hundreds of thousands of cases every year, including brands such as Jefferson’s, High West, Belle Meade, Hirsch, Calumet, James E. Pepper, and Cyrus Noble. The building was planned by Joseph & Joseph Architects from Louisville, Kentucky, and the work is being carried out by Buzick Construction from Bardstown, Kentucky. Next year 2021 the construction of the new bottling facility will be completed.

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