"When you make your reservation to drink and dine at the Kentucky Bourbon House, you will have, I promise you, an unforgettable Kentucky experience."
-- Colonel Michael Masters,
The Kentucky Bourbon Master

BARDSTOWN, The Most Beautiful Small Town in America

All Roads Lead to the Kentucky Bourbon House, located in the Most Beautiful Small Town In America.


Kentucky Bourbon House (formerly Chapeze House) was rated #1 Restaurant in Bardstown by Trip Advisor. Read our reviews >>


Printable info on our Bourbon Tastings and Bourbon Cooking School

Come To Kentucky Bourbon House, “Kentucky’s Home for Bourbon”

Kentucky Bourbon House:
The Bourbon Tasting Shrine

The Bourbon Tasting shrine in Kentucky is the Kentucky Bourbon House located at the Chapeze Mansion, “Kentucky’s Home for Bourbon” in Bardstown, Kentucky. Chapeze Mansion, built in 1787, is a beautiful Federalist mansion and one of the great historic places for Bourbon Tasting in Kentucky. Kentucky Colonel Michael and Margaret Sue Masters, the proprietors of the Kentucky Bourbon House, are famous Kentucky personalities well known for their ultra-premium Bourbon Tastings at the Kentucky Bourbon House  A tour of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is not complete until you have made a reservation to drink Kentucky Bourbon with The Colonel at Kentucky Bourbon House.  Call for reservations 502-507-8338

Drink Kentucky Bourbon with The Colonel
The Drinking Lamp is Lit By Reservation, 502-507-8338. Meet The Colonel, Author of Hospitality Kentucky Style and The Kentucky Story and  Appearances On:
Food Network TV w Paula Dee
Travel Channel w Taste of America
Travel Channel w The Thirsty Traveler
Travel Channel-The Colonel Making a Mint Julep
Travel Channel with Our Bartender Rosemary

             The Colonel Featured on Paula Deen

 Kentucky Mint Julep and Cocktail Bar

  • The Drinking Lamp is Lit by Reservation
  • Garden Fresh Mint for Mint Juleps
  • Manhattan/Old Fashioned/Bourbon Sour
  • Gin/Vodka/Tequila/Rum Cocktails
  • Reservations 502-507-8338

Bourbon University

Colonel Michael Masters, “Kentucky Bourbon Master” shares his vast knowledge of Kentucky Bourbon, Kentucky Distilling, Kentucky Hospitality Colonel Rosemary, our bartender, will expertly mix the Mint Julep, Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Bourbon Sour Includes:

  • 15 Premium Kentucky Bourbons, 2 Tennessee Whiskies
  • 1 Kentucky Rye/1 Whitedog, 1 Craft Whiskey
  • A Classic Kentucky Lunch or Classic Kentucky Appetizers
  • Hosted by Colonel Michael Masters, “Kentucky Bourbon Master”
  • Couples & Groups Welcome
  •  Seating 9:00, 11:30, 2:30
  • $99 per guest
  • Reservations 502-507-8338

Cocktail Mixology 101

All guests will learn how to make Kentucky Bourbon cocktails
Mint Julep, Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Bourbon Sour and others
All cocktails will be enjoyed as they are mixed
Kentucky traditional appetizers served
Hosted by Colonel Michael Masters, “Kentucky Bourbon Master”
Seating at 9:00, 11:30, 3:00
$99 per guest
Reservations 502-507-8338

Kentucky Bourbon House, Groups Welcome!

  • Bachelor Parties
  • Bachelor-ette Parties
  • Afternoon teas
  • College Reunion Parties
  • Friends Parties
  • Business meetings/gatherings
  • Reservations 502-507-8338

Colonel’s Cottage Inns

Exquisite Accommodations for Couples on:

  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  • A Romantic Retreat
  • A Tour of Kentucky
  • Reservations 502-507-8338                                           ,    


Remember, All Roads Lead to the Kentucky Bourbon House When you are traveling the Bardstown Bourbon Trail visiting Heaven Hill DistilleryMaker’s Mark DistilleryBarton’s Distillery and the Jim Beam Distillery — make your group reservation for Bourbon cocktails at the Kentucky Bourbon House. Call for reservations 502-507-8338.