Bardstown-Nelson County Community Profile


Take a closer look at Bardstown and Nelson County, Ky., the Bourbon Capital of the World. Named the Most Beautiful Small Town in America, Bardtown has a bustling economy, unique tourist attractions, three bourbon distilleries and much more.

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to write about the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. The 2007 festival drew 55,000 people from 40 states and 14 foreign countries. ���Bourbon is growing in popularity worldwide, especially in Asia,��� said Linda Harrison, the festival���s Executive Director. ���The Bourbon business is booming, and the festival is popular because there���s something here for everyone.��� Events include such favorites as barrelmaking demonstrations, hot-air balloons, concerts and dances, a Bourbon cooking school, art made from Bourbon barrels, a golf tournament, a motorcycle run and a Above: Jim Beam American Outpost allows visitors to explore the rich heritage and modern-day production method of this 200-year-old distillery. Right: The Oscar Getz Museum of Whisky History in Spalding Hall houses an extensive collection of Bourbon memorabilia from the 1700s to today. 5K run and walk. Oh, and don���t forget The Great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting and Gala, the festival���s premier event. ��� The Lane Report���s Bardstown/Nelson County Community Profile 15

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