News & Announcements

Cork & Barrel Is Now “On the Air” Every Wednesday with Jack Pattie on WVLK!

This past Wednesday was the launch of Wine Wednesday on the Jack Pattie Show on WVLK-AM 590.

Every Wednesday morning at 8:45 AM – I will bring my “Pick of the Week” and Jack and I will be tasting and discussing the wine. Of course, if you’ve ever listened to Jack you know the conversation can easily veer into unplanned territory.

For the inaugural program we popped the cork on Carpe Diem – a big Napa Cab. Jack is a Lexington institution and it’s a pleasure to get to work with him – plus we just have a blast!

Be sure to tune in next Wednesday at 8:45 AM on WVLK to find out what we’re a-sippin!

Now hiring Bourbon (& wine!) Ambassadors for the new Blue Grass Airport location

Cork & Barrel is looking for Bourbon (and Wine!) Ambassadors for our new location at Blue Grass Airport. This is one of the first retail bourbon locations in the U.S. where travelers will be able to purchase our famous Kentucky bourbon – and carry it on the plane.

We need people who are passionate about bourbon and can effectively share with our customers the rich history that Kentucky bourbon enjoys.

Youʼll have the opportunity to meet industry insiders and expand both your knowledge and palate as we grow this business.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • welcoming guests (customers) into the store and into Lexington
  • acquire and share knowledge of the bourbon industry, Kentucky distilleries and bourbon history
  • acquire and share general information about wine
  • represent Cork & Barrel in a welcoming, respectful and helpful manner
  • maintain appropriate inventory and stock levels
  • other duties as needed to run a successful retail location

The airport location will be open 7 days / week – so we have very flexible scheduling that allows for both full-time and part time work.

We will provide ongoing training and education as well as a challenging work environment.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting industry – and to learn more about the opportunities we offer, please call the store (859-278-9463) or fill out the form below:

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March 17, 2017 • Update on the Bluegrass Airport Store

Update on New Store at Blue Grass Airport

Things are starting to take shape in the terminal out at Blue Grass Airport as we get ready to begin the build-out. First step was to construct a security wall to enclose the space while the work is being completed. Thanks to the fabulous Marketing team at BGA for the stunning ( . . AND attention getting!!) graphic they put up to help promote the new store. We’ll keep you posted on our progress as more unfolds.


Gift Certificates Available

Maybe you still need a gift?
If you just can’t decide which one to pick . .
how about a Cork & Barrel Gift Certificate!

Pick any amount and we’ll personalize it for you. We have a great selection of wine AND bourbon!

We’re open today & Saturday (Christmas Eve 2016) 10am-8pm.

2263 Nicholasville Road.

Bluegrass Airport and Cork & Barrel Announce Plans to open a bourbon store

We are so excited to announce the next step at Cork & Barrel – the opening of our second store – which will be located at Blue Grass Airport.

Lexington is the gateway to the historic bourbon region of Kentucky – which represents over 95% of the bourbon that is produced in the world. We are honored to be partnering with Blue Grass Airport to provide an outlet for the many travelers who enter and leave Lexington and would like to take some of our signature product with them.

While the primary focus of the store will be Kentucky bourbons – we will also offer a selection of fine wines and gift accessories.

We want to thank each of you – customers, vendors and supporters – who have helped us reach this momentous point.

Our target is to open the store in Spring 2017 – and we’ll keep you posted on our progress.

Most importantly, we want to thank each of you for helping a small, independent business owner fight the ‘good fight’ for the unique character that local ownership brings to the market. And we thank our partners for recognizing the same.

Jim & Bev

See the full official press release here: