Louisville Legend Earns ‘Global Bar of the Year’ Title
The original stop on Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail® is world-famous.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 26, 2023) – The original stop on Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail® is world-famous for a trifecta of ‘Icons of Whiskey’ wins. After winning America’s Bar of the Year award for the second year in a row, Whisky Magazine also crowned Bourbons Bistro the 2023 Global Bar of the Year in a ceremony in London.
The restaurant is housed in a historic building dating back to 1877 and offers a bourbon-inspired menu that changes seasonally with Kentucky favorites always gracing the menu, creating a diverse experience for diners. In addition to over 130 bourbons Bourbons Bistro offers monthly bourbon dinners, exclusive featured bourbons, and a selection of rare and unique bourbons.
“There are so many great bourbon bars out there, to be named as American Bar of the Year for two years running was an honor,” explains co-founder Jason Brauner. “When they announced Bourbons Bistro as winner of the global Bar of the Year we were blown away. For 18 years we have worked to bring the best of bourbon culture to our community. We put the time in day after day, week after week, and it’s great to be recognized by one of our industry’s leading publications. Big thanks to Whisky Magazine for this award and congratulations to Heaven Hill and all the other bourbon innovators who were honored in London.”
From bartenders to brand ambassadors, chefs to visitor attraction managers, the Icons of Whisky awards honor the people who work tirelessly to produce and promote whisky, along with the very best shops, bars, visitor attractions and agencies.
The global winners were chosen by an expert panel from a shortlist of regional winners from America, Ireland, India, Scotland, and the Rest of the World. Learn more about the awards at iconsofwhisky.com.
Looking to enjoy a bourbon-themed weekend in Louisville? Guests can use both Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide and the Bourbon County Visitor Guide to plan an itinerary around Louisville’s top experiences. Travelers also can get attraction, lodging and dining assistance at www.gotolouisville.com.