USA Today and Rand McNally named the Five Best Small Towns in America this week, and two of them are in Kentucky: Murray (“friendliest”) and Bardstown (“most beautiful”).
Bardstown’s proximity to several distilleries - Barton 1792, Heaven Hill, Maker’s Mark - definitely played a role in its selection. The judges deemed the distilleries a “don’t miss,” noting that visitors can “learn about the history and heritage of bourbon, and the pride and love that goes into making Kentucky’s signature spirit.”
Read more about Bardstown, Murray and the other three winning towns here. (Image from USA Today)