Fans of both Bourbon whiskey and the magazine Garden & Gun will have a new destination to visit.
Stitzel-Weller Distillery tells BourbonBlog.com they are opening the Garden & Gun Club at their distillery in Shively, Kentucky. The destination cocktail bar, inspired by Garden & Gun Magazine’s hospitality franchise, is located on the second floor of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery offering unique food and drink experience
Both intimate and inviting, the Garden & Gun Club at Stitzel-Weller Distillery is conceived to be a natural extension of the Garden & Gun brand, bringing its distinct voice to Louisville and paying homage to the modern lifestyle long synonymous with the magazine.
In a licensing partnership with Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Garden & Gun has evolved its longstanding relationship with Blade and Bow Whiskey into a hospitality experience with the opening of the Garden & Gun Club at Stitzel-Weller Distillery. This new collaboration embraces the exceptional spirit that flows from the historic distillery and brings to life the essence of Garden & Gun’s defining Southern brand.
The space inside the historic distillery offers an elevated experience featuring thoughtful décor, a curated drink list including a Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old tasting experience, and a unique bar menu that is a modern-day take on classic southern favorites developed by executive chef Ann Kim. The Garden & Gun Club space features a custom-designed bar along its back wall and offers a combination of bistro tables, banquette seating, and a comfortable lounge area with a total capacity of 60 people. The Stitzel-Weller Distillery shop will also feature Garden & Gun Club branded merchandise alongside a selection of vintage barware.
The exclusive Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old tasting experience, available for purchase, will include glass, handcrafted in North Carolina by Garden & Gun Made in the South Award winner Terrane Glass, as well as a signature wool tartan bag, a Blade and Bow enamel pin, and a tasting notes guide.
The Cocktails and Cuisine
The Blade and Bow-infused cocktail menu features an Old Fashioned, New Fashioned, Paper Plane, Manhattan, and Bourbon Bloody Mary. In addition, the Garden & Gun Club boasts a full bar menu, stocked with top brands including Ketel One Vodka, Tanqueray, Zacapa Rum, Johnnie Walker, Don Julio, and Guinness. Wine and additional beers will also be available.
The Garden & Gun Club’s food menu was designed by executive chef Ann Kim who thoughtfully translated the identity of G&G’s modern Southern brand into a dining experience. The cuisine at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery experience features an elevated bar menu including pimento cheese served with crudité and local potato chips, a country ham and cheese board featuring artisan cheeses and Newsome’s ham, among other savory options.
About the Club
The Garden & Gun Club is open to the public starting on Thursday, August 5th, with no membership required and independent of distillery tours.
The club will initially be open with limited hours: Thursday – Saturdays, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., and closed on major holidays. Additional hours and special events will be added over time.