Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month in Paducah
Paducah, Ky., September 9, 2020 – This September, in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, Paducah welcomes visitors to enjoy America’s native spirit at some of the city’s best bars and restaurants, spirit retailers and cultural attractions.
“Paducah is a gateway into Bourbon Country, and we are proud to offer a number of flavorful local experiences for everyone from novices to aficionados,” says Laura Oswald, marketing director of the Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We’re excited to welcome visitors to celebrate this spirited month in the heart of Kentucky, where 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced.”
Where to Drink
Barrel and Bond
This bourbon and cocktail bar, designed from the shell of a 150+ year old historic building, features 1,600 bourbons and whiskeys, making it one of the largest selections offered not only in Kentucky, but the country. Visitors are encouraged to bond over a mutual love and appreciation of bourbon, and to experience what Kentuckians have experienced for the last 250+ years – great bourbon and great food. For more information, visit https://barrelandbond.com.
Silent Brigade Distillery
This local distillery has been producing hand-crafted spirits using only the best local grains and ingredients since 2014. This September, they will unveil their first ever bourbon. Guests are invited to stop in for a one of a kind tasting experience. For more information, visit www.silentbrigadedistillery.com.
This boutique hotel in downtown Paducah has been featured among the best in Bourbon Country by Bourbon Review. The hotel’s bar serves up bourbon cocktails like the classic Bourbon Smash and a unique take on a Manhattan. For more information, visit www.the1857hotels.com.
Pipers Tea & Coffee
Bourbon fans looking to start their day with a nod to the spirit should start their day with Pipers Bourbon Barrel Aged Ethiopian Coffee. This local coffee shop ages Ethiopian coffee beans in a Calumet Farms barrel gifted by local liquor retailer Roof Brothers, that once held one of their unique barrel picks. The end result is a cup of a coffee with tasting notes of vanilla, chocolate, brûlée and blueberry. Balanced between coffee and bourbon, Pipers’ bourbon barrel aged coffee is a great way to experience bourbon country from the comfort of home. To order online, visit www.cupofpipers.com.
Where to Shop
Wagner Wine & Spirits
Looking to take home some bourbon? Paducah’s Wagner Wine & Spirits features an excellent collection of fine bourbons for purchase. Browse their collection of single barrel selections, including their very own hand-picked, private select single barrel varieties chosen by the Wagner family, available exclusively at Wagner Wine & Spirits. For more information, visit https://wagnerwineandspirits.com.
The Roof family of Paducah has been in the liquor store business for more than 50 years. Visitors can shop their unique selection of wine, beer, spirits, gourmet foods, coffee and gifts. The owners make regular trips to the various distilleries in central Kentucky to hand-select single barrel bourbons, that are available exclusively at Roof Brothers. Their regular stock includes more than 200 brands of bourbon. For more information, visit https://roofbrothers.com.
Located in Paducah’s walkable downtown neighborhood, Hollyhock House brings bourbon into the shopping experience! Shoppers at this women’s fashion boutique are offered bourbon samples to sip while they shop. Along with clothes, leather-wrapped bourbon glasses, snifter glasses and books about bourbon are all available for purchase. For more information, visit www.hollyhockhouse.co.
What to See
Bourbon Diamond Quilts at The National Quilt Museum
The National Quilt Museum will exhibit Bourbon Diamonds, a collection of quilts created by Kentucky native MJ Kinman. In this exhibit, Kinman blends her favorite subjects, quilts, gems and Kentucky bourbon, into a stunning exhibit of light and color. This exhibition will be on display in The National Quilt Museum from September 18 – November 3, 2020. For more information, visit https://quiltmuseum.org.
For information about visiting Paducah, visit www.paducah.travel.
About the Paducah, Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau
Situated in Western Kentucky, halfway between Nashville, Tenn. and St. Louis, Mo., Paducah was founded in 1827 by William Clark of Lewis & Clark fame. Its origin and prosperity are attributed to its strategic location at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. A UNESCO Creative City and national heritage destination, Paducah is vibrant and sophisticated, culturally rich and full of flavor. With renowned exhibitions and workshops, the community’s deep-rooted creative culture inspires, educates and fosters connection through the arts. For more information, visit www.paducah.travel or call 1-800-PADUCAH.