New Bulleit Bourbon Bar to Debut at Owensboro Convention Center


Owensboro, KY ( June 23, 2015 ) – The Owensboro Convention Center will debut a new and innovative bourbon bar at this week’s Friday After 5 “Party at the Pier”. Developed in conjunction with Bulleit Bourbon and Coastal Wine and Spirits of Kentucky, the customized bar will feature several drink specials at Friday’s event.

Designed and handcrafted by Brian Payne and The Mill Custom Woodworking Shop in Owensboro, the bar will showcase more than forty bourbons including Bulleit Rye, the top selling rye whiskey in the country as well as other limited, vintage bourbons such as Blade and Bow and Orphan Barrel.

“There is a bourbon for everyone, from the novice to the connoisseur,” said Mark Pruett, Director of Food and Beverage at the Owensboro Convention Center. “Bourbon is the fastest growing category in the spirits industry today,” said Jason Bott, Vice President and General Sales Manager for Coastal Wine and Spirits of Kentucky. “It is a pleasure to work with the Owensboro Convention Center to enhance their guests’ experience,” he added.

In addition to being featured at Friday After 5, the bar will also be available for other events at the Center. “The bar is portable, so it can be set up for weddings, receptions, meetings, just about any event can use the bar at the client’s preference,” said Dean Dennis, General Manager of the Center. “Bourbon is more than a drink. It’s the culture and heritage embraced by Kentucky. Owensboro’s long and rich bourbon traditions are celebrated right here with this fantastic new feature for our guests,” said Dennis.

For more information about the new Bulliet Bourbon Bar, visit or call 270-687-8800.