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Kentucky Tavern

Brand History – Kentucky Tavern

The brand Kentucky Tavern has a rich heritage. You would not know this by the reputation it has today as a bottom shelf brand made at the Barton Distillery. However, this was not always the case.  The R. Monarch Distillery... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – Kentucky Tavern 1984

Kentucky Tavern is a very old brand of Bourbon. It was created by James Thompson and Bro. and quickly became their flagship brand. During Prohibition, after James Thompson died, the company changed its name to “Glenmore Distillery”. They had purchased... Continue Reading →

The Thompson Legacy In Kentucky Bourbon

On April 5, 2019 James “Buddy” Thompson passed away. He was the last Thompson to be Chairman of the Board at Glenmore Distilleries. Buddy was a very intelligent man who loved aviation, computers and other modern innovations. He was the... Continue Reading →

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