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Episode 83 – Kim and Tom Bard – The Bard Distillery

This episode features Kim Bard and Tom Bard of The Bard Distillery.

It all started in 2005 when tom walked into Kim’s race shop.  In 2006 they found themselves in Kentucky and decided to go to visit a distillery.  The chose to check out Maker’s Mark.  They loved the tour and afterwards they were fueled by what they saw.  They couldn’t stop talking about it,  The smells, the sights, the sounds and the people. They were not able to shake the idea.  In 2015 they took the plunge and purchased Tom’s old school, creating The Bard Distillery, which opened in 2019.  We had a fantastic experience at the distillery.  We got to see the vision of what it all will become.  Their spirits are wonderful and creative.   

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5080 Highway 175 S, Graham, KY 42344Ā – (270) 338-6543 – www.thebarddistillery.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Bardstown, KY

William Bard

Muhlenberg, KY

ACSA Convention

John Barleycorn Awards

Neeley Family Distillery

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Distillery

The Drinking Coach

Whiskey Business Grand Rapids

Fred Minnick

UNK’s Barbecue

Clucks and Pups

Log Still Distillery

John Prine

The Everly Brothers

Merle Travis

Muhlenberg Music Mission

Harvest Host

Led by Cult Bourbons, Distillers Dream of a ā€˜Napa-ficationā€™ of Kentucky

Photo source; Reddit

In September 2014, a bourbon brand called Kentucky Owl began to appear on liquor-store shelves around Louisville. The American whiskey market was booming, and dozens of new bourbons were showing up each year. But Kentucky Owl was different. Released exclusively within the state in tiny quantities and produced by the scion of an old Kentucky whiskey family, it had an undeniable mystique ā€” and a price tag of $170.

photo source; distillerytrail.com

To skeptics, Kentucky Owl was proof that the whiskey trend had reached its Tulip Mania moment. At the time, few bourbons commanded even $50 at retail. Plus, the man behind the brand, Dixon Dedman, didnā€™t even make the whiskey himself; he bought barrels from other distilleries, then blended them. Surely the bubble was about to pop.

Source; Continue reading at NY Times

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