Barton 1792 Distillery presents check for nearly $40,000 to local community

Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts and Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton

BARDSTOWN, KY — Barton Brands of Kentucky presented its annual “Contributions to the Community” checks on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The check presentation, which is typically followed by a luncheon attended by recipient organizations, was held in a small company this year due to COVID-19 precautions. The checks were presented ceremoniously to Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts and Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton to distribute to the recipient organizations.

This was the eighth year the Distillery, in conjunction with parent company Sazerac, contributed monies to give back to the community by acknowledging organizations that help make a difference and improve the local quality of life. Ten organizations in Bardstown/Nelson County received a total of $37,500 from Barton 1792 Distillery.

The following recipients were honored for their work in the community: Bardstown-Nelson County African-American Heritage Museum; Bethany Haven, Inc.; Bourbon City Bark Park, Inc.; Bread for Life Food Pantry; Fine Arts Bardstown Society, Inc.; Guthrie Opportunity Center Foundation, Inc.; New Life Center; Old Bardstown Village, Inc.; The Stephen Foster Drama Association.; and United for Recovery.

The Sazerac Company has a long-standing philosophy of helping members of the community. The primary areas of interest are arts and culture, economic development, education, and health care.

About Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands.  Barton Brands has facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The Distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.  Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery, and is named for the year Kentucky became a state. The Distillery has garnered a number of prestigious awards for its whiskies, including its 1792 Full Proof, which was named the World Whiskey of the Year for 2020.  To learn more visit