BOURBON in the


Enhancing the physical, economic, and social status of the Bardstown & greater Nelson County, Kentucky area.


Brindiamo Penthouse - Now Open!

Opened on June 17, 2023, the Brindiamo Penthouse is a dedicated space for the Bourbon Capital Guild to meet, share and learn about bourbon from our nine partner distilleries, and much more.

The custom Bourbon Capital Academy classroom will play host to proprietary, Bardstown-centric bourbon education, experiential aspects, and A Taste of Bardstown flight board with tasty product from our partner distilleries.

The Brindiamo Penthouse was made possible by a generous donation from the Nashville-based Brindiamo Group, a preeminent beverage alcohol consulting firm specializing in sourcing whiskey.

Bourbon Capital Academy

The Bourbon Capital Academy is a series of proprietary, Bardstown-centric bourbon education courses. These courses have been built from the ground up with the input of our nine partner distilleries.

Launching in summer 2023, our 101 level course, Bourbon in Bardstown, will be hosted in our purpose-built classroom at the Brindiamo Penthouse at Spalding Hall. Consisting of experiential and sensory components, bourbon knowledge and Bardstown distilling history, this course is a unique educational experience. Of course, each attendee will get to enjoy our A Taste of Bardstown flight with multiple bourbons from our partner distilleries.

After you’ve taken our 101 level course, book a continuing education, 102 level experience at several of our partner distilleries in and around Bardstown. Each course will focus on a unique aspect of the distilling process. 

Bourbon Capital Guild

Launched in fall of 2021, the Bourbon Capital Guild is Bardstown’s premium bourbon society. Our 150 Bourbon Capital Guild members form the backbone of Bardstown’s “bourbon army.” They are given access to exclusive experiences at our nine partner distilleries, barrel picks, dinners, and much more.

The Bourbon Capital Guild is also a large proponent of bourbon education for our members and Bardstown at large. Utilizing the Bourbon Capital Academy, we will build one of the most educated bourbon societies in the country. Click over to our Bourbon Capital Guild website via the button below to learn more. Accepting new members in mid 2023!

We’re working together with our community and valued distillery partners to build a better bourbon experience.