The Bard Distillery

5080 KY-175
Graham, KY 42344

The Bard Distillery may be young, but it has deep roots. Set in the bones of a beautiful 1920’s school site, the distillery watches over the historic coal-mining town of Graham, in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Operations started in December 2019, and the distillery already has a stable of prestigious award-winning spirits, including Cinder & Smoke Bourbon and their line of Muhlenberg Whiskeys and Liqueurs. Founders Thomas & Kim Bard have a unique history: both worked for years in NASCAR (Kim was a driver), and Thomas, an engineer, attended school on the site that is now home to the distillery.


Bardstown, Kentucky, “The Bourbon Capital of the World®”, was named for the Founder’s 4th Great Grandfather, William Bard, who surveyed and created Bardstown in 1780.

Featured Amenities

  • Open 7 Days (Except Holidays)

Signature Recipe

Pineapple Mühl Kick


2 ounces Muhlenberg Silver Mühl Whiskey (124 Proof)

2 ounces Fresh Pineapple Juice 

1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice

1 ounce Simple Syrup 

Pineapple Wedge garnish



Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake to chill. Strain into rocks glass full of fresh ice. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge.

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