Bardstown Bourbon Aims To Be The Anti MGP - The Whiskey Wash

Bardstown Bourbon Aims To Be The Anti MGP

By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / December 17, 2015

The yet-to-open Bardstown Bourbon Company in Kentucky certainly has ambitious plans to become a whiskey powerhouse in its state. Their state-of-the-art facility, when it opens next year, will have cost at least a cool $25 million to slap together. It’s where they will be producing and aging their own whiskey, and now the word is they will be doing the same things for others as well.

Bardstown Bourbon Company

image via Bardstown Bourbon Company

Bardstown, somewhat like MGP but on a much smaller and more controlled scale, will be undertaking what they’re calling their “Collaborative Whiskey, Bourbon, and Rye Wholesale Distilling Program.” In this very involved endeavor the distillery, according to a recent news release, will offer the following to “craft distillers and brand owners” who want to get their hands on authentic Kentucky bourbon for their own labels:

  • Work with a team of whiskey experts to create their own authentic and innovative Kentucky whiskey products;
  • Benefit from highly competitive wholesale prices;
  • Ensure consistent, high quality production that can rapidly scale;
  • Control the future source for their product;
  • Finance new fill barrel production and aging, and
  • Provide a production location and environment that they can celebrate and promote.

When the distillery launches it will have what’s said to be “an initial 1.5 million proof-gallon capacity with barrel storage on its property for up to 185K barrels.” Bardstown believes that the whiskey produced here will be worthy of being called out on the back of the labels of others after it has been bottled.

“This is such an exciting time for bourbon,” said Steve Nally, Master Distiller of The Bardstown Bourbon Company, in a statement. “I look forward to working with other distillers and brand owners to make great products. We also look forward to integrating some of these brands into the Bardstown Bourbon Company’s visitor experience, and we will use our facility to highlight and promote their brands.”


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