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SLOW BOURBON DISTILLERY 

Welcome to Preservation Distillery, our family's artisan farm where we pot-distill in miniscule 1-3 barrel batches. With a focus on making very good whiskey as well as sustainability , Preservation is a hidden treasure in Bardstown Kentucky,  the official ‘Bourbon Capital of the World’. The distillery is something our family dreamed of for over half a century.  We are the first and only 100% pot-distilled producer in Nelson County, Kentucky's Napa Valley for Bourbon. Bourbon Hunting for Barrel Picks, Pot Distilled, Cask Strength, Unfiltered, Single Barrel, Small Batch, Rare Bourbon and Whiskey, bottles to take home, and love bourbon collecting?  You found us!

About Us

PRESERVATION DISTILLERY REVIEWS

Really well done woman-owned and sustainable distillery! Tour was great and tasting had some real gem bourbons. The tour guide gave some awesome tips about how to taste whiskey which nobody else talked about. We also got to see the long horns, including a brand new calf!

Becca P - Google Reviews

Our Guides

DISTILLERY TOURS + EXPERIENCES

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Preservation's Experiences

Reserve your spot now.  Starting at $24.00

*Tours and experiences take approximately 45mins - 60mins

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun

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What began 7 decades ago as a family passion,  sharing and selling bygone era bourbon, trading stories with the grandfathers of the industry grew to the 1980's, producing our own brands from hand selected, rare barrels of whiskey with intense character.  In 2015 Marci discovered a beautiful farm right in Bardstown, and building her own distillery is today passionately pot distilling, chasing those old world, rich Kentucky Bourbon flavors.  For many decades  collectors and fans around the world who crave big, intense whiskey have discovered our unique style and bottlings.

Marci Palatella

Founder . Proprietor .  Pioneer

in the Renaissance of Bourbon

OUR STORY

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Over the years we'd been frustrated trying to source the magically intense barrels of yore, and realized that old school intensity we longed for just didn’t exist today. That’s when we decided to build on our historical tobacco farm in Bardstown, a true micro-batch distilling facility with almost every lot produced in just 1-3 barrel batches.

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Preservation has been quietly distilling our own, small production bourbon and whiskey in these micro batches,  minuscule lots with no particular release date as we just won't bottle our whiskey before it's time.  And that's ok...we're not in a hurry.  Great whiskey takes time.  After waiting almost 7 yrs for our first pot distilled release, our owner has finally given the nod, and we are releasing small amounts of our Kentucky Pot Distilled Bourbon and Rye.

BEHIND THE BOTTLE

Guests who come to Preservation are taken aback by the panoramic views of Kentucky's Bourbon Country in all its glory and rich tradition. Our farm, once the land trust of one of the first distillers in Kentucky, is rich with historical significance, one of the many things we treasured when we found this special property. Thus the name, Preservation, underscoring the centuries of local bourbon and whiskey history here, and our personal distilling philosophy of Thinking Forward, Looking Back (while making big fat bourbons!). 

We're dedicated to keeping the regional traditions here alive by maintaining the craft of Kentucky Bourbon distilling while preserving the land and magical way of life here for our children and future generations.

PRESERVATION FARMS

Preservation Farms' artisan  craft distillery and historic barns are set in the rolling hills of Bardstown, Kentucky's Bluegrass Country, along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.   Green pastureland surrounds our picturesque distillery. Our story's elegant grain + grass fed Bluegrass Longhorns, and pure limestone  aquafers support our commitment to the art of sustainable, slow distilling.  When you visit you will understand why we chose this specific environment to create the big, rich flavors we'd dreamed of distilling for decades. Our farm and distillery sit on 40 beautiful acres and we can't wait to share it, and our unique micro batch bourbon and whiskey with you. 

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Tuesday-Saturday
Sunday

10am - 5:00pm
10am - 5:30pm
10am - 4:00pm

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