Tom Moore Distillery joins Kentucky Bourbon Trail
There is now one more distillery you can visit in Kentucky. Excerpts of the press release I received earlier this week follows.
KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL ROLLS OUT NEWEST MEMBER
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The historic Tom Moore Distillery, home of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, has joined the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and will begin offering tours on Oct. 1, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced.
The Bardstown landmark is owned and operated by Constellation Spirits, the former Barton Brands, Ltd., which was founded by Tom Moore in 1879. Its super premium 1792 brand bourbon is named for the year when Kentucky gained statehood.
“We’re excited and proud that visitors will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at what our employees do best – make excellent Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey,” said Johnnie Colwell, Vice President and Plant Manager of Constellation Spirits.
Plans also are underway for a visitor’s center to open in 2010.