Bardstown Bourbon Company Hires Pedro Gonzales to Lead Development of Food and Beverage Experience

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Bardstown, KY – The Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo), the largest new Bourbon distillery in America, announced yesterday the hiring of Pedro Gonzalez, the former Executive Director of Restaurant Operations for the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Mr. Gonzalez will lead the development and operations of BBCo’s restaurant, whiskey and vintage spirits bar, and hospitality experience.

Pedro Gonzales to create complete food and beverage experience at BBCo.

Mr. Gonzalez will be responsible for bringing to life the Company’s vision for a Napa Valley-style Bourbon and food experience in the center of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. BBCo is planning to open a full-scale restaurant that incorporates food grown on its 100 acres of active farmland, local flavors, and Bourbon culture. They will also celebrate, showcase, and sell by the drink an extensive whiskey collection, including a vintage spirits library. With the recent changes in Kentucky law, BBCo will operate a full-bar that will be open to the public as well as available for corporate events and parties.

“We are thrilled to have Pedro Gonzalez join the Bardstown Bourbon Company’s team,” said David Mandell, President & CEO of The Bardstown Bourbon Company.  Mr. Gonzalez comes to BBCo with more than 30 years of restaurant development and operations experience. At the Greenbrier Resort, Mr. Gonzalez served as Executive Director of Restaurants, Director of Food & Beverage, and Director of Fine Dining, and was responsible for all operations in more than 16 food and beverage outlets.

“I am honored to be a part of this unique company,” said Pedro Gonzalez. “The opportunity to build a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience in ‘The Bourbon Capital of the World’ in Bardstown, Kentucky, is an exciting challenge, and one that I am thrilled to take on.”

Caroline Paulus
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