The Bardstown Bourbon Company & Western Spirits Beverage Company Announce Collaborative Distilling Partnership

The Bardstown Bourbon Company & Western Spirits Beverage Company Announce Collaborative Distilling Partnership

America’s Largest New Distillery Also Breaks Ground on Expansion Project in Response to Massive Demand for Custom, Authentic, Kentucky Whiskey Products

Bardstown, KY (January 30, 2017)The Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo) announced today that Western Spirits Beverage Company, the makers of Bird Dog Whiskey, Lexington Bourbon and Calumet Farm Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, is the first to announce that it has joined BBCo’s Collaborative Distilling Program. Western Spirits will work together with BBCo to produce custom whiskey for its brand portfolio. The partners will begin their first distillation this month.

The partnership affords Western Spirits the opportunity to work with Bourbon Hall of Fame Master Distiller Steve Nally and The Bardstown Bourbon Company’s first-class distilling team to produce their high-quality bourbon for many years to come.

“We are so excited about the opportunity to partner with the great team at The Bardstown Bourbon Company,” said Tim Livesay, President of Western Spirits. “With their vision for a Napa Valley type experience, a state-of-the-art whiskey distillery and Steve Nally’s hall-of-fame bourbon making experience, we are enthusiastic about making The Bardstown Bourbon Company the home of Western Spirits’ bourbon portfolio.”

“Western Spirits has an exciting and growing portfolio of brands,“ said David Mandell, CEO of Bardstown Bourbon Company. “We are eager to begin producing fantastic bourbon for Western Spirits Beverage Company.”

Due to the success of its sold out Collaborative Distilling Program, The Bardstown Bourbon Company recently broke ground on a distillery expansion project. The distillery’s current 1.5 million proof gallon capacity will be expanded to 3 million proof gallons, which will enable BBCo to provide more capacity for current customers as well as take on new customers in 3rd quarter 2017. BBCo can ultimately be expanded to more than 6 million proof gallons within the current design, by adding additional equipment.

The Bardstown Bourbon Company plans to open its visitors and events center to the public by Summer 2017. The center will contain one of the largest collections of whiskey in the state of Kentucky. The state-of-the-art whiskey distillery will also include a transparent educational experience and high-end tours and tastings, event space, and eventually, a restaurant and boutique hotel.


The Bardstown Bourbon Company is a celebration of the art of making whiskey. No secrets, mythical stories, or fabricated legends, the Bardstown Bourbon Company celebrates the craft of making great whiskey and the Bardstown community that brings bourbon to the world. BBCo started commercial production in September 2016 and is producing whiskey, bourbon, and rye for its own brands as well as for its Collaborative Distilling Program partners.

Located in the “Bourbon Capital of the World,” BBCo’s $25 million destination experience includes a first-of-its-kind Napa Valley style campus featuring a state-of-the-art whiskey distillery, unique and transparent educational experience, integrated visitors center, event space, whiskey library and bar, and eventually a restaurant and boutique hotel.

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Established in 2008, Western Spirits Beverage Company was founded to focus on a vision to build unique, innovative spirits brands. From unprecedented infusions to creating standout brands, Western Spirits prides itself on its commitment to create great tasting spirits in the ever-changing spirits universe.   Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Western Spirits has continued to grow through aggressive brand expansion and a robust sales force backing distribution within all 50 states.

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The 3rd Annual Ideal Home Show Chicago Delivers New Products, Design Trends & Inspiration

The 3rd Annual Ideal Home Show Chicago Delivers New Products, Design Trends & Inspiration

Comprehensive Shopping Experience Puts Attendees Face-to-Face with Local and Regional Home Improvement & Remodeling Experts, January 27-29

Chicago (Jan. 11, 2017) – The Ideal Home Show Chicago (IHSC), presented by Life Storage, returns to Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) for its third installment, from January 27-29, 2017. The experiential marketplace – the only home show in the city of Chicago – is perfect for new and existing homeowners looking to upgrade, remodel or renovate their homes.

The three-day showcase will feature vendors from Chicagoland and beyond eager to demonstrate their new products, and to offer advice, insight and inspiration on remodeling, design, home improvement and spring outdoor projects. Guests will meet local and regional experts offering innovative products, inspiring ideas, helpful tips and exclusive deals.

In 2016, homeowners who completed home remodeling projects rose 12% from the previous year, driven primarily by new owners looking to upgrade and customize their homes, and people preparing to put their homes on the market.[i]

“Winter is the perfect time of year for existing and future home owners to start thinking ahead to their spring and summer renewal projects,” said Jessica Boweak, the IHSC’s manager. “We’re excited to welcome more than 40 new home experts to the third annual Ideal Home Show at Navy Pier. Attendees will get to shop, compare and save, as well as take advantage of seminars and specials they won’t find anywhere else.”

2017’s Ideal Home Show Chicago will feature vendors specializing in bedroom, office, outdoor, energy efficiency and more. Since kitchen and bathroom remodeling remain the top trends for people upgrading their homes, attendees will find experts in cabinetry, appliances, windows and flooring, including Dovetail Kitchens, offering custom solutions in kitchen and bath remodeling, Renewal by Andersen, replacement windows and doors, Phenix Brick, indoor and outdoor brick staining, Premium Cabinets and Countertops, and Power Home Remodeling, specializing in energy-efficient home remodeling.

Highlights include:

  • WGN Radio’s Lou Manfredini, aka “Mr. Fix It,” will broadcast live from Navy Pier Saturday, Jan. 28 from 7-10 a.m.
  • Ethan Allen, the leader in furniture and home accessories, will create interactive office, bedroom and dining displays, and offer free design assistance through its “Ask a Designer” program
  • Mission 2 Organize, Chicago’s urban organizing and concierge business, will present unique solutions to help attendees get organized Friday and Saturday at 1 pm
  • VizX Designs, Naperville’s 3D landscape design firm, will provide outdoor living tips and create a walk-through backyard display
  • Paramont EO and Crest Lighting, in partnership with GE, will discuss the energy efficiency of LED lighting, and heated flooring from Nuheat
    • The first 300 attendees each day will receive a free LED light bulb, courtesy of Paramont EO and Crest Lighting
  • Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance will help attendees manage energy use and costs
  • NHL Network Analyst and former Chicago Blackhawk Jamal Mayers and Blackhawks Defenseman Brian Campbell will sign autographs Saturday, Jan. 28 from 12-2 pm and Sunday, Jan. 29 from 12-2 pm, respectively, sponsored by Renewal by Andersen
  • Local musician Laura Joy will perform Friday, Jan. 27 from 5-8 pm
  • Chicago’s Indige Face and Waxed Hands will be at the show each day offering complimentary face painting and creating memorable keepsakes for children
  • Charity partner, Habitat for Humanity, will have an interactive craft booth, creating coasters out of tile
  • Local food trucks, including Da Pizza Dude, Pork Chop and Taquero Fusion will be dishing out customer favorites all weekend

Tickets are $10 at the door, $7 online, $4 for Seniors 65+ with a valid ID at the show box office. Children 12 and under are free with an adult. The hours for the Ideal Home Show Chicago are:

  • Friday, January 27, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Show will take place at Navy Pier in Festival Hall B, with parking conveniently located beneath the showroom. New SpotHero users can save $5 using code IDEALHOME17. Commuters can earn $5 off their first 10 rides from Lyft when they download the app and enter code 50BONUS.

For more information, including a full stage schedule, visit Follow Ideal Home Show Chicago for show updates and helpful home tips on Facebook and Twitter, and engage using hashtag #idealhomeshows.

About Ideal Home Show Chicago

Ideal Home Show Chicago offers consumers a comprehensive, face-to-face shopping opportunity, connecting new and existing home owners with companies offering home improvement, remodeling and décor, and outdoor living products, services and expert advice, to help them create the ideal home and life year round.

About Navy Pier

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top attended leisure destination in the Midwest, stretching more than 6 city blocks and welcoming more than 8 million guests annually. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. Navy Pier, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization, maintains and oversees Navy Pier and its redevelopment into a bolder, greener and more contemporary urban space. For more information, visit

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit


[i] Home Advisor Annual Report, 2016,