News & Announcements

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:


Cork & Barrel Woodford Reserve Barrel Picks coming soon!

On Wednesday November 9th, We went over to Woodford Reserve Distillery and toured, tasted and selected two barrels of bourbon with master distiller, Chris Morris. They are in the process of bottling them for us. When they arrive at the store, we will offer a flight of traditional Woodford Reserve, and our two barrel picks… they’ll be bottled and we’ll announce when we have them in store!


Cork & Barrel’s 1st Barrel of Bourbon – Buffalo Trace Bourbon Pick

On Wednesday August 10th, we went to Buffalo Trace Distillery to select our first barrel of bourbon. We had a private tour, then tasted through four different barrels to make our final decision, and then had a wonderful bbq lunch at the distillery. It was a great day, and another milestone in this journey of our bourbon offerings! A special thank you to our friends at Buffalo Trace, who made this experience so special (Freddy for our amazing tour and historical overview and to Beau Beckman, the barrel select manager), to Tim Knittel (Distilled Living), who accompanied us on this journey, to all the folks at RNDC who helped set this up for us, and in particular; Casey Cline, Nelson Smith and our dear friend Cyndi Gatterdam.