BARDSTOWN, Ky. — Stoli Group announced the hiring of David Mandell as president of Kentucky Owl Real Estate Company LLC. Mandell will be responsible for leading the construction and development of the Kentucky Owl Distillery and Park located on over 400 acres in The Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Kentucky.
“David Mandell is a transformational leader in the whiskey industry, and we could not be prouder to have him join the exceptional team we are building at Stoli Group,” said Damian McKinney, Global CEO of Stoli Group. “Mandell is an innovator, trailblazer, and entrepreneur with the track record and skill set to bring Kentucky Owl Park to life.”
Mandell comes to Stoli Group after co-founding the Bardstown Bourbon Company where he created, launched, and managed the company’s Napa Valley bourbon distillery destination experience in Bardstown. Mandell led the development and operation of what is now one of the largest and most sophisticated whiskey distilleries in the United States, producing custom rye, whiskey, and bourbon for prominent brands including Kentucky Owl Wiseman Bourbon.
Mandell was also responsible for the development and launch of the company’s bourbon brands, full-service restaurant and bar, and visitors center. Mandell is currently chairman of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival Board of Directors and a shareholder of the Bardstown Bourbon Company.
Last month, Stoli Group launched The Wiseman Bourbon, its first Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey produced and distilled by Kentucky Owl in collaboration with the Bardstown Bourbon Company.
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