3 Things To Know About B. Bird Distillery In Kentucky

The words “Kentucky” and “Bourbon” are just one of those natural pairings. 95 % of bourbons are made in the Bluegrass State, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, making it the bourbon capital of the world.

There are currently licenses for 73 distilleries in Kentucky, with B. Bird Distillery being one of them. If you are not familiar with the brand and its spirits, here are some fun facts to ponder next time you sip on a glass of bourbon.

B. Bird Distillery Is Located In Augusta

Housing just over 1100 citizen, Augusta might be one of Kentucky’s best-kept secrets. The town, located on a soft bend in the Ohio River, is known for its glorious sunset and age-old buildings, many of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 

B. Bird Distillery Forms Part Of The Oldest Wine Cellar In America

The Baker-Bird site is the most historic spirits sight in America. The distiller, John Baker, fought in the American Revolution and distilled in Washington County, Pennsylvania during the Whiskey Rebellion. John moved to Augusta, Kentucky in 1797 and continued to distill.

John Baker’s Grandson, Abraham Baker, Jr. built a huge wine cellar in the 1850s. Today, the Baker-Bird Wine Cellar is the largest, oldest wine cellar in America and the only winery to have survived a Civil War Battle. The Baker-Bird Winery® is the “Home of Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines” as well as offers many other internationally acclaimed wines.

The Bourbons Are Young

During the Revolution, Rebellion and running from the revenuers, the distillers didn’t have time to age bourbon, so these are young spirits. There are currently three products under the B.Bird’s distilled spirits range: The American Revolution, Whiskey Rebellion and Kentucky Statehood.