Opens doors to public on Nov. 7
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2015) — The Bluegrass Distillers grand opening is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. on Nov. 7th at the tasting and production rooms located at 501 West Sixth St. in Lexington.
Bluegrass Distillers was founded by Nathan Brown, Sam Rock and Matt Montgomery. It all started in the spring of 2012 when they realized making small batch bourbon was a great way to use the local ingredients of Kentucky to make a Kentucky proud product.
“A few years ago, we started to think about getting into a business making a more artistic and tangible product, you know, to actually craft or create something special, something hand made, something that people can enjoy and talk about with their friends and family,” says Brown, “Since the Bluegrass is where we all live, the adventure and challenge of making small batch craft bourbon made sense.”
After attending distillery school in Denver, securing a copper still in Portugal, finding the perfect space for production and tasting rooms at the old bread factory downtown Lexington, they were ready to begin the bourbon making journey.
A huge boost came from a partnership with the University of Kentucky Department of Engineering, whose students used their training to find just the right combinations of ingredients and distilling environment.
Tours will be held in the production area at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Bottles of the first batches will also be available for purchase.