Danny Callaway


Bardstown Bourbon Company


VP Hospitality & Product Development

Dan Callaway is a multifaceted individual who seamlessly intertwines his passions for both whiskey and the arts. With a background in music as a former member of the esteemed Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans and the renowned Hollywood Concert Orchestra, Dan's journey has been one of harmonious creativity and dedication to excellence.

A connoisseur in his own right, Dan is not only a seasoned musician but also a certified sommelier, possessing a profound understanding of wine and blending practices. His expertise in the world of beverages led him to discover a new avenue for his talents at Bardstown Bourbon Company, where he currently holds the position of Vice President, Product Development.

At Bardstown Bourbon Company, Dan's innovative spirit drives him to push the boundaries of traditional whiskey-making. Drawing upon his knowledge of wine and blending techniques, he spearheads the creation of unique and groundbreaking whiskeys that captivate the senses and challenge conventional norms. Through global collaborative partnerships with esteemed brands such as Foursquare Rum, Amaro Nonino, and Blackberry Farm, Dan brings a fusion of flavors and experiences to the world of bourbon.

Under Dan's visionary leadership, Bardstown Bourbon Company has achieved unprecedented success, earning Double Gold honors at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition for its Fusion Series, Discovery Series, and Collaborative Series. This recognition serves as a testament to Dan's unwavering commitment to quality and innovation.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dan is deeply engaged in the bourbon community, proudly serving on the Board of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. His passion for bourbon extends beyond the glass, as he works tirelessly to celebrate and preserve the rich heritage and tradition of Kentucky's signature spirit.

With his unique blend of artistic flair, technical expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit, Dan Callaway continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of whiskey, shaping its future one innovative creation at a time.

Danny Callaway