Bardstown Bourbon Company Launches State-of-the-Art Bottling Facility in the Heart of Bourbon Country
Bardstown Bourbon Company announced the opening of its new bottling facility, adjacent to the company’s distillery and Visitors Center. The 55,000 square foot facility will enable the team to bottle hundreds of thousands of cases of distilled spirits per year and generate 25 new jobs for local Bardstown residents.
“Our new bottling facility will raise the bar for what we can provide our partners and fill a void within co-manufacturing spirits production,” shared Justin Willett, executive director of manufacturing operations for Bardstown Bourbon Company. “We look forward to producing our own top-quality packages while working with customers on projects of all scales throughout the industry.”
By harnessing the newest technologies in bottling and liquid management, Bardstown Bourbon Company will not only provide the highest level of quality and safety control, but also the flexibility to customize all specifications in accordance with customer guidelines. The new facility will include a logistics lab, comprehensive testing abilities, component and label flexibility, expert sourcing and an on-site blending lab. Bardstown Bourbon’s highly tenured team of experts consists of chemists, packaging and lab technicians working in concert with operators well-versed in high-speed and specialty bottling.
“Bardstown Bourbon Company’s principal achievement of this remarkable project is the incredible team that has been assembled,” noted Chief Operating Officer John Hargrove. “The success of Bardstown Bourbon lies within the great talent and culture that has been established from day one.”
Aside from the distillery’s own brand, which debuted in 2018, Bardstown Bourbon Company produces custom whiskey for more than 30 customers, including some of the most well-known liquor brands in the world. The success of its collaborative distilling program has enabled the distilling team to quadruple capacity since its inception in 2016 and now produces more than seven million proof gallons per year, or more than 330 barrels per day, across 50 different mashbills.
“The bottling facility is the natural next step in our evolution,” said Bardstown Bourbon Company CEO Mark Erwin. “Currently, our brands and our collaborative distilling partners are bottled by an offsite third party. We’re excited to close the circle and enable a true grain-to-glass process all in our own space.”
The facility’s design is a continuation of Bardstown Bourbon Company’s modern look and feel. Bardstown Bourbon partnered with architect Joseph & Joseph Architects, PLLC of Louisville, Kentucky and Buzick Construction, Inc. of Bardstown, Kentucky to develop the facility.
For more information on Bardstown Bourbon Company, including distillery tours and the collaborative distilling program, visit www.bardstownbourbon.com and follow Bardstown Bourbon Company on Facebook and Instagram.