Kentucky Bourbon Festival Finds New Home in Spalding Hall

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival now has the ability and space to host more events for tourists, distilleries and the community year-round with its newly relocated headquarters in the penthouse at Spalding Hall. The move to 114 N. Fifth St. took place in December 2017 and since then, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival office has rolled out the welcome mat for guests of all kinds.

“Our new location offers better access to the community and more opportunities for distilleries to engage in a space where they haven’t been able to do before,” Jill Hawkins, Executive Director of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, said. “We now have the ability to provide additional educational programming and events that encourage guests to enjoy the Bourbon Capital of the World experience.”

With its roomy layout and natural light, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival penthouse suite creates an idyllic environment for honoring Bourbon Heritage. While visiting, guests can also tour the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and Bardstown Historical Museum downstairs.

On Tuesday, July 24, the Bourbon Capital Mixed Drink Challenge offers distilleries, restaurants and bars the opportunity to showcase their mixology skills and compete to have their drink named the Official Cocktail of the 2018 Festival.

Class is in session on Thursday, July 26 for the Stave & Thief Certified Bourbon Steward training. Participants will be led through an in-depth program to expand knowledge and increase confidence about all things Bourbon. Tickets are $55/person and include a Certified Bourbon Steward Handbook and the opportunity to earn a Stave & Thief Certified Bourbon Steward lapel pin.

Click here to register, purchase tickets or read more about the events hosted by the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.