Circa 1856

Bar, Tasting Room, Shop & Distillery

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Indulge in the ultimate elevated experience at Chicken Cock Whiskey Circa 1856, an ode to the timeless allure of our distinguished brand. Nestled in the heart of Bardstown KY, our establishment seamlessly blends a micro-distillery, upscale bar, and a curated retail marvel. Embrace the heritage and the future of Chicken Cock Whiskey as we invite you to savor the essence of our award winning spirits.

Start off with a meticulously-crafted flight at our bar, where we guide you through our collection of exquisitely aged whiskies. No matter what you experience in the real world, our thoughtfully concocted cocktails will be your refuge. The allure of Chicken Cock Whiskey awaits at Circa 1856, where each sip tells the tale of our rich legacy. Explore our retail space for exclusive releases—and showcase your appreciation for the art of fine whiskey.

Join us in unraveling the mystique behind our “famous old brand” and discover why Chicken Cock Whiskey Circa 1856 stands as the epitome of refined indulgence.


Where are you located?

We are located in the big yellow house on the Southeast corner of Stephen Foster Ave, across the street from the Talbott Tavern and Inn.

Where do we park?

We do not have a parking lot, there is street parking located on both Stephen Foster Ave and 3rd street. There is also a public parking lot located at 113 East Flaget Avenue.

What are your hours?

Monday- Wed 11-6, Thurs-Sat 11-8, Sun CLOSED

Are reservations required?

We strongly encourage you to book a tasting through our website.

What Holidays are observed?

New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Xmas Eve, Xmas Day.

Open for the 4th of July, but will close early at 4PM.

Hours of Operation & Location

103 E Stephen Foster Avenue
Bardstown, KY 40004
Monday- Wed 11AM-6PM
Thurs-Sat 11AM-9PM


Please check out our reservations tab to book a guided flight through the history of Chicken Cock Whiskey


Street Parking on South 3rd Street and Stephen Foster Ave.
Public Parking located at 113 East Flaget Avenue

Rentals/Private Event Inquiries

[email protected]

(502) 610-3954


CLICK HERE to view our menu.

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