Press Release Directly From Bourbon Capital Alliance
The Bourbon Capital Alliance, in partnership with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, has announced the establishment of the Brindiamo Penthouse on the top floor of historic Spalding Hall in Bardstown, Kentucky, the Bourbon Capital of the World. This highly curated location was fully funded by a $150,000 donation from Nashville-based Brindiamo Group, a leading beverage alcohol industry consulting firm specializing in sourcing whiskey.
“We could not be more excited about the generous gift from the Brindiamo Group,” said David Mandell, Chairman of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. “Creating such a unique space within the Kentucky Bourbon Festival offices will greatly help further our mission to promote Kentucky Bourbon and Bardstown as the Bourbon Capital of the World.”
Sam Lacy, Executive Director of the Bourbon Capital Alliance, said “We are incredibly appreciative of the Brindiamo Group. The Bourbon Capital Guild will utilize the Brindiamo Penthouse for member meetings, tastings, and increased exposure to our nine partner distilleries. Also, having a purpose-built classroom for the Bourbon Capital Academy will allow us to craft an interactive bourbon education experience replete with sensory components, experiential aspects, and our Taste of Bardstown flight board with delicious bourbons from our partner distilleries.”
Brindiamo Founder Jeff Hopmayer added, “We are proud to help provide the Bourbon Capital Alliance and Bardstown with a world-class facility to build on Kentucky bourbon’s success around the world.”
Joseph & Joseph + Bravura Architects lent their expertise in the concept and design phase.
The Bourbon Capital Alliance is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Bardstown, KY. Since its inception in 2017, the organization has worked to build additional bourbon experiences and events, improve the visual presence of bourbon around Bardstown/Nelson County, and build upon the legacies and pervasive culture of bourbon.
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Sept. 15-17, 2023) is a celebration of Kentucky Bourbon and the Bardstown, Kentucky. What began as a Bourbon tasting dinner has grown into an experience that brings together bourbon enthusiasts from all over the world. In its 32nd year, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival is one of the Commonwealth’s leading festivals.