Preservation Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky is located approximately 40 minutes from Louisville, and an easy 2 hour drive from Nashville.
HOME OF SLOW BOURBON DISTILLING
Pot-distilling in the smallest 1-3 barrel batches, Preservation Distillery and Farm is a hidden treasure in Bardstown, Kentucky, the official ‘Bourbon Capital of the World’. Something our family dreamed for over half a century, Preservation is the region's first and only 100% pot-distilled producer in Nelson County, Bourbon’s equivalent to the Napa Valley.
Tours and Tastings
PRESERVATION DISTILLERY REVIEWS
Stopped in to see, wandered in was more like it, to see if our normal line of "What can we buy that we can't get in TX?"Among the chaos of a very busy pre-concert rush, Marci and her team rolled out the red carpet, described the history of the land, of her loves and passions, and the future of what is coming. We can't wait...great staff, family atmosphere and we know great bourbon is on the horizon!
Craig A from Trip Advisor
What began 7 decades ago as a family passion, sharing and selling old world bourbon and trading stories with the grandfathers of the bourbon industry grew over the years into producing our own brands from hand selected, rare barrels of intensely flavored whiskey. Since the mid 1980s, collectors and fans around the world who crave those big rich bourbons have discovered our unique bottlings.
In recent years, we’ve been frustrated trying to source the magically intense barrels of yore, and realized that old school flavor 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.
Preservation has been quietly distilling our own, small production bourbon and whiskey in 1-3 barrel batches. These are minuscule lots with no particular release dates as we just won't bottle our whiskey before it's time. But that’s ok…we’re not in a hurry.
BEHIND THE BOTTLE
Preservation's farmhouse distillery and historic barns are set in the rolling hills of Kentucky Bluegrass Country, right along the Bourbon Trail. The surrounding green pastureland encompasses what is now Preservation Farms and represents our commitment to the art of slow distilling, and goal of sustainability. When you visit our property, you will understand why we chose this specific land to create the big, rich flavors we've dreamed of distilling for years. 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.