When in Bardstown: Drink at Talbott’s Tavern

How could I resist stopping in for a drink at the Talbott’s Tavern, the world’s oldest bourbon whiskey bar while I was staying in Bardstown on the distillery roadtrip? There’s also a restaurant, but I thought it would be more fun to go to the bar, where I could try whiskies that weren’t available in Singapore (that’s a long list, unfortunately).

It’s right on the square in Bardstown. There’s an alley on the right side of the building that has some parking. I was lucky and always managed to find at least one space open.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, over the evenings I was there I only picked out a few myself, the rest of the time I let them guide me to some great stuff I wouldn’t have found otherwise. The food is basic bar food, but it was all pretty good. Customers seemed to mostly be tourists, though there were some distillery rickhouse workers there one evening.

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