In a ceremony on February 9, 2023, Bourbons Bistro was awarded Bar of the Year for 2023 as part of the Icons of Whisky awards presented by American Whisky Magazine. This is the second year in a row that Bourbons has taken home this honor.
“Well, we were definitely surprised when Bourbons name was called again this year,” explains Bourbons Bistro’s co-founder Jason Brauner. “There are so many great bourbon bars out there in the country. To win this award for a second year in a row is significant to me and our team. For almost 18 years we have worked to do one thing well — to bring the best of bourbon culture to our community. We put the time in day after day, week after week, and it’s great to be recognized by one of our industry’s leading publications. Big thanks to American Whisky Magazine for this award, again!”
Bourbons Bistro joins other Icons award winners including 2023 Distiller of the Year, Heaven Hill Distillery. The Icons of Whisky Awards are presented by American Whisky Magazine, to recognize the people, places, and products that complete the whole dynamic of the whisky industry. They are a celebration of the years of hard work that go into every bottle. From the distillers themselves and brand ambassadors to visitor attraction managers, bars, bartenders, and the industry’s communicators – a great deal of craftsmanship, skill, and knowledge are imparted at each stage of the process.
This year marked a return to the in-person ceremony as many of the biggest names in the industry gathered at The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
Learn more about the awards at iconsofwhisky.com.
About Bourbons Bistro
Celebrating 18 years on Frankfort Avenue, Bourbons Bistro makes its home in historic Clifton in a building dating back to the 1870s. With a selection of more than 130 bourbons, including a barrel selection program, Bourbons Bistro is Louisville’s foremost bourbon bar. The ever-revolving seasonal menu is bourbon-inspired and locally sourced under the guidance of Chef Jereme McFarland. Outdoor and private dining is available. See why Bourbons has been awarded the Gold Medal from Whisky Magazine’s “Whisky Bars of the World” and Icons of Whisky’s “Bar of the Year” in 2022 and 2023. Open Tues-Saturday with Happy Hour every day from 4:30-7 p.m. Learn more at BourbonsBistro.com.