BARDSTOWN, KY (Nov. 30, 2015) Barton Brands of Kentucky will hold its annual “Contribution to the Community” reception on Monday, November 30, at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood, located in Bardstown.

This is the fifth year for the event, which allows monies from the Distillery, in conjunction with the Sazerac Company, to be given back to the community, by acknowledging organizations that help make a difference and improve the local quality of life.  Ten organizations in Bardstown/Nelson County will receive a total of $37,500 from Barton 1792 Distillery, in conjunction with the Sazerac Company.

The following recipients will be honored for their work in the community:  Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland; Stephen Foster Drama Association, Inc.; Guthrie Opportunity Center (Nelson County Industries); Bardstown-at-Home, Inc.; Old Bardstown Village; Fine Arts of Bardstown Society; New Life Center; American Legion Post 121; Nelson County United Way; and the Bourbon City Bark Park.

Barton 1792 Distillery’s “Contributions to the Community” check presentation will take  place Monday and will be followed by a luncheon attended by representatives from the recipient organizations; along with Nelson County Judge Executive, Dean Watts; City of Bardstown Mayor, John Royalty; Nelson County Economic Development President, Kim Houston; and executives from Barton 1792 Distillery and the Sazerac Company.

The Sazerac Company has a long standing philosophy of helping members in the community. The primary areas of interest are arts and culture, economic development, education, and health care.

About Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands.  Barton Brands has facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The Distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.  Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent gold medal winner at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. To learn more visit http://www.1792bourbon.com.

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