2024 Release

National Bourbon Week (June 11th - June 16th, 2024)

Seven distilleries. Seven exclusive expressions. One collection.

2023 Preservation Distillery Farm

Bardstown Collection 2024 Release Party

 Join us on Tuesday, June 11th for the official release party for the 2024 Bardstown Collection – be among the first to taste all 7 expressions before they release the following days (June 12th-June 14th)!!!

Bardstown is the Bourbon Capital of the World, with 11 distillery experiences within 16 miles of the town center, each with a unique perspective on bourbon. This fact is commemorated by the bourbon barrel compass at Court Square, pointing visitors in the direction of each. You’ll find that compass, and other ornaments of American’s Most Beautiful Small Town, adorned throughout this very special package of bourbon whiskey. This is the Bardstown Collection, celebrating Bardstown and its rich heritage of bourbon making.
Each of the participating distilleries have hand-selected a special expression available only on-site, and only as part of the Bardstown Collection.

Of course, it’s not just the quantity of producers that makes Bardstown special, but also the quality. The attention to detail, level of craftsmanship, and most importantly, superlative flavor profiles are why we say that Bourbon Comes From Bardstown.

Join us for the 2024 Bardstown Collection Release during our First Annual National Bourbon Week!

June 11th – 16th, 2024

2024 Bardstown Collection Bottle Release Schedule:

Wednesday, June 12th

9am – Preservation Distillery + Farm 

12pm – Heaven Hill Distillery

Thursday, June 13th

9am – Lux Row Distillers 

12pm – Limestone Branch Distillery 

3pm – Log Still Distillery 

Friday, June 14th 

9am – Bardstown Bourbon Company

12pm – James B. Beam Distilling


For a full list of events, visit https://visitbardstown.com/national-bourbon-week/

Bardstown Bourbon Company 2024 Bardstown Collection Release

(Releases June 14, 9 a.m.): Blending innovation with classic Kentucky flavor, Bardstown Bourbon Company’s offering to the Collection this year is a layered, complex balance of ripe cherry with toasted oak leads to cinnamon, maple, and spearmint.

Heaven Hill Distillery 2024 Bardstown Collection Release

(Releases June 12, 12 p.m.): Heaven Hill’s 2024 Bardstown Collection release consists of three carefully blended barrels aged between 7 and 16 years. The bourbon is bottled at 105 proof and consists of Heaven Hill’s traditional bourbon mashbill of 78% corn, 10% rye and 12% malted barley. The extra aged nature of the bourbon results in aromas of spice, leather and toasted oak with notes of cinnamon spiced apples, nutmeg and caramel on the palate.

James B. Beam Distilling Co. 2024 Bardstown Collection Release

(Releases June 14, 12 p.m.): Aged for close to 20 years, James B. Beam Distilling Co.’s Bardstown Collection 2024 selection is the oldest whiskey that the iconic brand has ever released. Delivering intense flavors of oak, vanilla and sweet smoke, it’s sure to be a fan favorite.

Limestone Branch Distillery 2024 Bardstown Collection Release

(Releases June 13, 12 p.m.): With a mash bill that dates back to the 1930s, Limestone Branch’s Bardstown 2024 selection is a six-year-old, 100% pot-distilled wheated bourbon, made with 28% red winter wheat, which produces an exceptionally approachable yet complex whiskey.

Log Still Distillery 2024 Bardstown Collection Release

(Releases June 13, 3 p.m.): Log Still’s 2024 Bardstown Collection release is a 9-year-old Kentucky High-Rye Bourbon that evenly blends aromas of sweet caramel with lingering earthy scents of smoke and oak.  On the palate, bourbon lovers will enjoy a burst of full-flavored spices blended with mild sweetness of honey, providing a warm, smooth finish.

Lux Row Distillers 2024 Bardstown Collection Release

(Releases June 13, 9 a.m.): Lux Row Distillers’ contribution will feature three single barrels from their wheat recipe (68% corn, 20% wheat, 12% malted barley). Aged six years, these barrels went through an additional toasted finishing process with toasted caramel honey staves for a rich, full-bodied finish.

Preservation Distillery 2024 Bardstown Collection Release

(Releases June 12, 9 a.m.): Preservation Distillery and Farm is excited to release a cask-strength blend of their own wheated pot distilled Kentucky Bourbon, layered with liquid from some of their most precious vintage Kentucky Bourbon casks.

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