Bardstown Bourbon Company launches first Women of Bourbon Cocktail Competition March 24

February 26, 2020

All-female bar staff and distinguished panel of women judges highlight contest


BARDSTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2020) – – – The Bardstown Bourbon Company, 1500 Parkway Drive, debuts its first Women of Bourbon Cocktail Competition on Tuesday, March 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Five all-female bartenders from the distillery’s in-house restaurant, Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar, will compete to create their best bourbon cocktail featuring Bardstown Bourbon Company’s Fusion Series #2. Fan favorites will be judged by attendees, and a group of influential women making waves in the spirits industry will name one mixologist the winner.

The distinguished panel of judges includes Bourbon Women founder Peggy Noe Stevens; Barn8 Restaurant & Bourbon Bar beverage director Erin Delaney; Bourbon+ Magazine executive editor and author Carla Carlton; and Trouble Bar owners and Bourbon Women board members, Nicole Stipp and Kaitlyn Soligan.

The Spinsters of Louisville, an all-female collective of live DJs, will spin special musical selections throughout the evening. Guests can also enjoy delicious appetizers created by Bottle & Bond executive culinary director of operations John Castro. Bourbon enthusiasts are welcome to join the competing bartenders and Bardstown Bourbon Company head distiller Nick Smith for discussion, bottle signings and complimentary samples throughout the evening. Proceeds from all bottle purchases benefit the Center for Women and Children. Tickets are $45, plus tax and fees; attendees must be 21 or older. All tickets are final and non-refundable within 72 hours of the event. For more information and reservations, call (502) 233-4769 or visit

About Bardstown Bourbon Company:

Located in the heart of Bourbon Country on 100 acres of active farmland, Bardstown Bourbon Company, 1500 Parkway Drive, Bardstown, Ky., is one of the country’s most modern and technically advanced whiskey distilleries. Celebrating the art of making high-quality, authentic whiskey, the innovative distillery produces custom rye, whiskey and bourbon for prominent brands including Jefferson’s, High West, Belle Meade, Hirsch and many others through its one-of-a-kind Collaborative Distilling Program. Bardstown Bourbon Company honors tradition and drives innovation with its exceptional destination experience for visitors, offering the only full-service restaurant located within a distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar. For more information, visit or follow Bardstown Bourbon Company on Facebook and Instagram.

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