It was on National Bourbon Day last year Bourbon Capital Alliance – BCA Executive Director Sam Lacy had a surprise announcement for bourbon fans. He introduced Brindiamo Group Founder Jeff Hopmayer who was about to hand over a big check (you know, one of those 2’ x 5’ Publisher Clearing House checks) for $100,000. That donation by Brindiamo was earmarked for creation of a branded, comprehensive meeting space for the Bourbon Capital Guild and its members, as well as a classroom for the Bourbon Capital Academy. Now, those plans are coming together as we have the first renderings created by Joseph & Joseph + Bravura Architects.
Introducing The Brindiamo Penthouse in Spalding Hall
The Bourbon Capital Alliance, in partnership with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, has announced the establishment of the Brindiamo Penthouse on the top floor of historic Spalding Hall in Bardstown, Kentucky, the Bourbon Capital of the World. This highly curated location was fully funded by a $150,000 donation from Nashville-based Brindiamo Group, a leading beverage alcohol industry consulting firm specializing in sourcing whiskey. Brindiamo upped their original donation by $50,000 to cover additional renovation expenses for the nearly two century old National Register of Historic Places building originally built in 1896. The first floor of Spalding Hall also happens to be home to the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History a must stop for Kentucky Bourbon Trail visitors.
“We are incredibly appreciative of the Brindiamo Group,” said Executive Director of the Bourbon Capital Alliance Sam Lacy. “The Bourbon Capital Guild will utilize the Brindiamo Penthouse for member meetings, tastings, and increased exposure to our nine partner distilleries. Also, having a purpose-built classroom for the Bourbon Capital Academy will allow us to craft an interactive bourbon education experience replete with sensory components, experiential aspects, and our Taste of Bardstown flight board with delicious bourbons from our partner distilleries.”
“We could not be more excited about the generous gift from the Brindiamo Group,” said David Mandell, Chairman of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. “Creating such a unique space within the Kentucky Bourbon Festival offices will greatly help further our mission to promote Kentucky Bourbon and Bardstown as the Bourbon Capital of the World.”
Brindiamo Founder Jeff Hopmayer added, “We are proud to help provide the Bourbon Capital Alliance and Bardstown with a world-class facility to build on Kentucky bourbon’s success around the world.”
National Bourbon Day 2023
Construction on the project began this week and is expected to be completed in time for June 14, National Bourbon Day 2023.