Grand Opening of Brindiamo Penthouse Celebrates Bardstown’s Bourbon Capital Status
BARDSTOWN, KY (June 21, 2023) – The Bourbon Capital Alliance, in partnership with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the Brindiamo Penthouse, located on the top floor of iconic Spalding Hall in downtown Bardstown. This magnificent space, made possible by a generous $150,000 donation from the Brindiamo Group, promises to become a centerpiece for bourbon enthusiasts that reflects Bardstown’s status as the Bourbon Capital of the World.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear expressed his excitement, stating,
“Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry is a vital part of the commonwealth’s continued success, whether that is through production, tourism or the numerous other opportunities the sector brings to our state. I am thrilled to see this new venue opening in Nelson County and the prosperity that bourbon continues to create throughout this region and statewide. Congratulations to the Bardstown community and everyone who had a hand in making this project possible.”
The Brindiamo Penthouse will serve as a multifunctional venue for the Bourbon Capital Alliance, offering an exclusive setting for member meetings, tastings and enhanced exposure to the nine partner distilleries. The space will also house the Bourbon Capital Academy’s purpose-built classroom, designed to provide an immersive bourbon education experience complete with sensory components, interactive elements and the renowned Taste of Bardstown flight board featuring delectable bourbons from partner distilleries.
“We are thrilled to unveil the Brindiamo Penthouse to the world!” said Sam Lacy, Executive Director of the Bourbon Capital Alliance. “This extraordinary space embodies the essence of Bardstown’s bourbon heritage. Thanks to the generous donation from the Brindiamo Group and our partnership with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, we have transformed the space into a premium meeting venue for the Bourbon Capital Guild and a cutting-edge classroom for our Bourbon Capital Academy.”
Brindiamo Founder Jeff Hopmayer added,
“By contributing to the funding of this exceptional facility, Brindiamo Group is proud to be a part of advancing the Bourbon Capital Alliance, Kentucky Bourbon Festival, and the Bourbon Capital Academy. This dedicated space will serve as a focal point for raising awareness and knowledge about bourbon, further enhancing the global success of Kentucky bourbon.”
“We could not be more excited to help create and unveil the new Brindiamo Penthouse,” said David Mandell, Chairman of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. “This tremendously generous gift supports the bourbon industry, the KBF, and the community of Bardstown, Kentucky.”
The concept and design of the Brindiamo Penthouse were meticulously crafted by the acclaimed firm Joseph & Joseph + Bravura Architects, renowned for their expertise in creating exceptional spaces.
About the Bourbon Capital Alliance
The Bourbon Capital Alliance is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Bardstown, KY. Since its inception in 2017, the organization has worked to build additional bourbon experiences and events, improve the visual presence of bourbon around Bardstown/Nelson County, and build upon the legacies and pervasive culture of bourbon.
About the Brindiamo Group, LLC
Established in 2012, the Brindiamo Group is a preeminent consulting firm and one of the largest bulk bourbon and whiskey suppliers in the world. The leadership team is comprised of entrepreneurs and executives with over 150 years combined experience in both the public and private sectors of the spirits industry and has consulted with countless distilleries, brands and individuals worldwide, sharing their expertise and knowledge, developing long-term supply strategies, dynamic liquid sourcing and strategic partnering. From start-ups to seasoned alcohol brands among its clients, Brindiamo Group is shaping the future of beverage alcohol worldwide.
About the KENTUCKY BOURBON FESTIVAL
Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the World® and the home of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival®, which draws people to our quaint little town for a week of celebrating the storied history and art of distilling America’s native spirit. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival® began in 1991 as a Bourbon tasting and dinner, and has grown tremendously over the past years. Today, it is one of the Commonwealth’s leading community festivals, and is not only a celebration of Bourbon, but also the people and the community that have supported the industry for generations.