BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Bardstown Bourbon Company has become the newest distillery to join the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
The Kentucky Distillers' Association says the Nelson County distillery becomes the 14th destination on the trail, which hosted more than one million visits for the second year in a row in 2017.
David Mandell, president and CEO of Bardstown Bourbon Company, says the distillery celebrates the industry's tradition while offering a "distinctly original experience" for visitors.
Set on 100 acres of farmland off the Bluegrass Parkway, it has grown rapidly since the company was founded in 2014. A second 36-inch column still was installed in June, boosting production capacity to nearly seven million proof gallons per year.
The facility also features a restaurant and bar. Tours of the production side of the facility aren't yet available.