The Bardstown Bourbon Company Starts Production with All of Its Current Distilling Capacity Sold

Set to Open in Early 2017, the Largest New Distillery in America
Demonstrates Strength of its Custom Whiskey Production Program; Begins
Creating Bourbon for its own Brands

BARDSTOWN, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After nearly three years in development, the Bardstown Bourbon Company
(BBCo) today achieved another major milestone with the start of
commercial production. The Company also announced that it’s already
preparing to expand because its collaborative whiskey, bourbon, and rye
distilling program is sold out, based on the current capacity of the
distillery. The distillery’s 1.5 million proof gallon capacity can be
expanded to more than 6 million proof gallons within the current design,
by adding additional equipment, which allows BBCo. to take on new
customers in 3rd quarter 2017.

“The Bardstown Bourbon Company is reshaping the American whiskey
market,” said David Mandell, President & CEO. “The success of our
Collaborative Distilling Program demonstrates the massive demand for
custom, authentic, Kentucky whiskey products. We’re excited to begin
producing bourbon for our customers and our own brands.”

The BBCo distillery plans to open its visitors and events center to the
public in early 2017, which will contain one of the largest collections
of whiskey in the state of Kentucky. The state-of-the-art whiskey
distillery will also include a transparent educational experience and
high-end tours and tastings, event space, and eventually, a restaurant
and boutique hotel.

To make this all possible, the company assembled one of the most
experienced whiskey-distilling teams in the industry, led by Bourbon
Hall of Fame
Master Distiller, Steve Nally – a 40-year veteran of
the spirits industry and the former Master Distiller of Maker’s Mark.

“We’ve turned on the whiskey at the Bardstown Bourbon Company,” said
Master Distiller, Steve Nally. “I’m so proud to be starting up this
incredible operation in my hometown. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity, and we’re excited to share it with the world soon.”

Led by Nally, the production team has an average of more than 15 years
of experience in the industry, working on world-class brands, including Jim
and Maker’s Mark.


The following are BBCo’s production team members and years of whiskey
distilling experience:

  • Becky Carrick, Operations Administrator, 27 years
  • Thomas Crume, Distillery Manager, 28 years
  • Carrie Hutchins, Warehouse Operator, 18 years
  • Kevin Hayden, Maintenance, 24 years
  • Andrew Jury, Distillery Operator, 3 years
  • Gary Jarboe, Distillery Operator, 11 years
  • Steve Nally, Master Distiller, 38 years
  • Brian Newton, Maintenance, 19 years
  • Angela Mattingly, Warehouse Operator, 15 years
  • Daniel Pugh, Warehouse Operator, 14 years
  • James Thompson, Distillery Operator, 5 years
  • Nicholas Smith, Distillery Supervisor, 4 years
  • William Smith. Jr., Distillery Operator, 4 years
  • Delvin Smith, Distillery Operator, 18 years
  • Donald Whitney, Distillery Operator, 2 years


Under construction since October 2014, The Bardstown Bourbon Company is
a celebration of the art of making whiskey. No secrets, mythical
stories, or fabricated legends, the Bardstown Bourbon Company celebrates
the craft of making great whiskey and the Bardstown community that
brings bourbon to the world.

The Company is developing a $25 million destination experience with a
first-of-its-kind Napa Valley style campus featuring a state-of-the-art
whiskey distillery, unique and transparent educational experience,
integrated visitors center, event space, whiskey library and bar, and
eventually a restaurant and boutique hotel.

To learn more about The Bardstown Bourbon Company visit:


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