Bardstown Bourbon Company Has Big Plans, With Constellation Along For The Ride
Steve’s breakdown: David Mandell, the CEO, is not a beverage guy so if you also want to take this ride, have a boatload of booze experience.
BARDSTOWN, KY: Bardstown Bourbon Co., the Kentucky distiller that recently took on Constellation as an investor, is planning to expand capacity from 1.5 million proof gallons (roughly 750,000 nine-liter cases) to 6 million proof gallons (3 million cases) looking ahead. Led by entrepreneur David Mandell and former Maker’s Mark master distiller Steve Nally, Bardstown began production at a new, $25 million facility last month.
The company’s strategy is based on its “Collaborative Distilling Program,” which creates customized whiskies for craft distillers and brand owners. Following Constellation’s recent acquisition of High West Distillery, Constellation CEO Rob Sands said the Bardstown investment “jumpstarts our opportunity to further explore innovation in the brown spirits category.”