Bourbon’s “home town” voted Most Beautiful Small Town in America

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Kentucky’s very own “bourbon capital” has been chosen as the “Most Beautiful” small town in America in a competition organised by USA Today and The Travel Channel.

The town, which contains five bourbon distilleries, came out top out of 650 which were nominated, with the 30 finalists in the five categories being visited by judges Green, who make up the Road Rally team, Two for the Road.

“Being selected as Most Beautiful Small Town in America is a tremendous honor and the exposure we receive will be a wonderful boost to our marketing efforts,” said Dawn Ballard Przystal, vice president, tourism expansion and marketing of the Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist & Convention Commission.

“We really appreciate Nikki and Dusty, who did such a wonderful job portraying to the judges the beauty of Bardstown.”

Bardstown is home to three of the seven distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark. In addition, the town is home to the Tom Moore (or Barton) Distillery, which produces Ridgemount Reserve, and the newly re-opened Willett Distillery, known for its unique bourbon and rye whiskeys bottled by hand in very small batches.

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