"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 Kentucky 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 and exquisite dinners at th Kentucky Bourbon House located in the Chapeze Mansion, “Kentucky’s Home for Bourbon.” A tour of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is not complete until you have made a reservation to drink Kentucky Bourbon with The Colonel and dine upon a dinner prepared by Margaret Sue at the Kentucky Bourbon House located at the Chapeze Mansion, “Kentucky’s Home for Bourbon.” Call for reservations 502-507-8338

 Colonel’s Corner

The Colonel Speaks

Kentucky Bourbon University

We hosted several groups in the last couple of weeks  from Minnesota, Chicago and Indianapolis.
This class is so much fun to be a student in but also fun to teach and facilitate.

Cocktail Mixology 101

Always use 90-100 proof bourbon when mixing cocktails, nobody likes a weak drink.
We say at Kentucky Bourbon House that “We do not like weak men weak women
or weak cocktails.”
—Colonel Michael Masters,”Kentucky Bourbon Master”

 Drink Kentucky Bourbon with The Colonel and Margaret Sue

The Drinking Lamp is Lit By Reservation Meet The Colonel, Author of Hospitality Kentucky Style and Margaret Sue, Author of Kentucky Cooking & Entertaining. Appearances On:

  • Food Network TV w Paula Deen
  • 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
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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

Kentucky 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
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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.