The legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky has been around since Kentucky Derby Day in 1935. Since then, it’s been distilling and aging barrels for many world famous brands on and off for all of those years. Now, thanks to a new partnership with Garden & Gun Magazine they’ve opened the Garden & Gun Club, a new destination cocktail bar.
The Garden & Gun Club is located on the second floor of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery offering a unique food and drink. The cocktail bar is open for Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour guests but a tour is not required because the bar is open to everyone that comes knockin’ on the door.
“There is no better place for this club – with its distinctively southern atmosphere that mixes old with new – than on the grounds of this historically significant distillery that also welcomes a new generation to the art of bourbon making,” said Steve Rust, President at Diageo. “In fact, the Blade and Bow keys have grown to symbolize the southern traditions of hospitality, warmth, and enjoying the finer things in life – exactly what the Garden & Gun Club experience will provide. We’re proud to offer this one-of-a-kind experience to our guests.”
In a licensing partnership with Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Garden & Gun has evolved its longstanding relationship with Blade and Bow Whiskey into a hospitality experience with the opening of the Garden & Gun Club at Stitzel-Weller Distillery. This new collaboration embraces the exceptional spirit that flows from the historic distillery and brings to life the essence of Garden & Gun’s defining Southern brand.
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“The historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery holds a special place in the hearts of G&G readers and bourbon aficionados around the world,” said Christian Bryant, Garden & Gun vice president and publisher. “We know this new and unique G&G Club experience will be a must-stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.”
The cocktail bar features thoughtful décor, a curated drink list including a Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old tasting experience, and a unique bar menu that is a modern-day take on classic southern favorites developed by executive chef Ann Kim. The Garden & Gun Club space features a custom-designed bar along its back wall and offers a combination of bistro tables, banquette seating, and a comfortable lounge area with a total capacity of 60 people.
The exclusive Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old tasting experience, available for purchase, will include a glass, handcrafted in North Carolina by Garden & Gun Made in the South Award winner Terrane Glass, as well as a signature wool tartan bag, a Blade and Bow enamel pin, and a tasting notes guide.
The Garden & Gun Club inside Stitzel-Weller Distillery will initially be open with limited hours with additional hours and special events to be added over time.