Kentucky Bourbon Festival® Releases Limited Edition Collectible

July 9, 2019

In celebration of the launch of online ticket sales and handcrafted experiences in 2019


July 09, 2019


BARDSTOWN, KY – The Kentucky Bourbon Festival® is celebrating the launch of online ticket sales today with the release of its very first handcrafted piece of commemorative merchandise – the 2019 Official Poster. Designed and produced by local Kentucky artists, only 120 premium numbered prints are being made available for purchase on the Festival website.

The 2019 Official Poster is highly representative of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival itself – steeped in tradition. It was produced on vintage letterpress equipment using a hand-carved wood template and hand-mixed ink in the Festival’s signature colors. The art itself also includes miniature metaphors depicting bourbon culture. Vignettes include angel’s share, a whiskey thief, bourbon flights, and more. The price of a regular-edition print is $25, while the price of a premium print will be $50. Both editions can be purchased on the website. A short video, which details the design and development of the print, is included as an attachment.

“Bourbon has influence across the world and we see proof of that every year when the Festival draws over 50,000 visitors to Bardstown,” says Kentucky Bourbon Festival Interim Executive Director Mike Mangeot. “In an effort to keep that momentum, we’ve put pen to paper to rework some of our favorite events. We are constantly reassessing the festival and making it better for our attendees – with these new ideas, we’re looking forward to hosting our regulars, as well as new industry friends who are looking to join the experience.”

Marking its twenty-eighth year, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival will be celebrated in Bardstown, KY, from September 18 through September 22, during National Bourbon Heritage Month. Tickets for the Festival are now on sale and can be purchased here. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival will continue to host its signature events in 2019, including Bourbon, Cigars & Jazz®, the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame®, The Great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting & Cocktail Party, and the ever-popular World Champion Bourbon Barrel Relays®.

For more information on this year’s events and to purchase tickets, please visit the Kentucky Bourbon Festival at

About the Kentucky Bourbon Festival®
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival celebrates the storied history of America’s native spirit in Bardstown, Kentucky, which is perhaps better known as The Bourbon Capital of the World®. It began as a simple Bourbon tasting dinner and has grown tremendously over the years. Today, it is known as one of the Commonwealth’s leading cultural festivals and a celebration of all the people who’ve contributed to the state’s signature industry for generations.

For more information:
Lauren Weitlauf
[email protected]


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