It’s always a good time to talk about bourbon, and to visit Kentucky’s beautiful bourbon country. As we wind down summer, we can’t think of a better place to getaway than the Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast, right in the heart of Kentucky’s bourbon country. Bourbon was first created in Kentucky in the 1700’s, and is considered to be America’s only true spirit. The passion that drove this early creation of bourbon is still alive and well in the distilleries of Bardstown today. Come stay at our Kentucky Bed and Breakfast this summer or fall, and discover the bourbons of Bardstown with us.
Plan the Perfect Bourbon Country Getaway
Bardstown is located in the heart of bourbon country. There are 6 bourbon distilleries within the surrounding area, all with their own unique heritage. No matter the time of year you visit, there’s plenty to see and do. From touring local distilleries and diving deep into the history of bourbon at the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, to developing a taste for bourbon cocktails and bourbon-infused eats at local bars, you’ll soon see why Bardstown is such a popular destination for bourbon lovers. Our favorite thing to recommend to guests seeking the ultimate bourbon experience is a tour of their favorite bourbon Distilleries in the area. Local distilleries include: Barton 1792 Distillery and Visitor Center; Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Maker’s Mark Distillery, Four Roses Distillery, Willett Distillery, and Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center.
Kentucky Bourbon Festival
In addition to the distilleries and bars that dot the countryside, September brings an incredible bourbon celebration to the town of Bardstown. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival seeks to celebrate the humble beginnings of the bourbon industry, while showcasing modern industrial innovations. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival began as a bourbon tasting and dinner, and has since grown into a 6-day long celebration of bourbon, complete with delicious food and great entertainment. This is by far the best way to immerse yourself into Kentucky’s spirited world. Buy your tickets today, so you don’t miss this exciting opportunity.
If you’re new to the world of bourbon, you may want to brush up on bourbon terminology before you get here. Bardstown has put together a fantastic guide for bourbon newcomers. We’re also glad to help acquaint you with this incredible spirit at our Bourbon Bar and Lounge, The Bunghole. Once you’ve had your daily fill of bourbon and are ready to rest up for the following day, the luxury accommodations at our bourbon-themed Bed and Breakfast in Bardstown will be waiting for you. Book your room with us today!