On March 7, 2022, Pritzker Private Capital (PPC), a leader in family direct investing, announced the acquisition of Bardstown Bourbon Company, an innovative distiller, producer and bottler of premium Kentucky bourbon and rye whiskey brands. PPC is investing alongside members of the Bardstown Bourbon management team and current investors.
The Duff & Phelps Opinions practice served as the exclusive financial advisor to the board of managers of the Bardstown Bourbon Company LLC in connection with the transaction.
About Bardstown Bourbon Company
The Bardstown Bourbon Company is a new blend of bourbon maker, pushing the boundaries through innovation while honoring the traditional art of making whiskey. Set on 100 acres of active farmland in the heart of the “Bourbon Capital of the World,” Bardstown Bourbon produces the highest-quality Kentucky bourbon and rye whiskey brands, and provides custom whiskey production through its one-of-a-kind Collaborative Distilling Program. Bardstown Bourbon’s award-winning distillery site produces more than 50 unique mash bills for premium whiskey and bourbon brands, led by a first-class team of operators using some of the most sophisticated technology in the industry. The Bardstown, Ky. campus is the first Napa Valley-style destination on the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® to combine distilling, culinary, and beverage expertise to create a modern, authentic bourbon experience.
About Pritzker Private Capital
Pritzker Private Capital partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products and services sectors. The firm's differentiated, long duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies. Pritzker Private Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).