Legendary distillery near Bardstown to see revival

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A legendary distillery near Bardstown is coming back to life. According to Visit Bardstown, the T.W. Samuels Distillery in Deatsville is being revived by Georgia-based property developer Rick Puig, Kentucky native Ryan Mollenkopf, and a diverse team.

Bardstown tourism officials say the revived property will be called Old Samuels Distillery and will be built as an “all-encompassing experience.” According to the Old Samuels Distillery Facebook page, the grounds will eventually house betwen 40-50 private cottages, as well as a restaurant, bar, and tasting room. An on-site museum will also be setup to showcase the history of T.W. Samuels Distillery.

According to Visit Bardstown, T.W. Samuels Distillery was built in 1844 and operated until 1920. When Prohibition ended in 1933, T.W. built a new distillery near the original site and made some of the best whiskey around until 1952. For decades afterwards, the grounds were used to bottle water. Today, distilleries Maker’s Mark and Heaven Hill Distillery age over 170,000 barrels of their product on the property.

No opening date is posted on the Old Samuels Distillery website.

Visit Bardstown addressed the new venture saying, “We are so incredibly excited to add Old Samuels Distillery into the authentic and unrivaled bourbon culture here in Bardstown. Welcome! Give them a follow on their brand new Facebook page to stay up to date: Old Samuels Distillery.”

For more info on this new development, click HERE.


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