Distillery holds benefit for trail at the new Busters

On Sept 11, there will be a benefit for the Town Branch Trail at the new Busters on Manchester Street. It’s a chance to support a local club, local booze and a local trail (all trails are local where they are).

Here, from a Facebook posting, are the details:

Pure Blue Vodka, the first product of Barrelhouse Distilling Company, will sponsor a concert at the new Buster’s on Manchester Street to benefit Town Branch Trail, Inc., the not-for-profit dedicated to building a greenway trail connecting downtown Lexington and its world famous rural landscape. Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Friday September 11 at 8PM
Place: Buster’s @ 899 Manchester Street
Tickets: $10 per person; available at the door or online at http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.bustersbb.com
Directions: http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.bustersbb.com/

The concert features “Coralee and the Townies” and “Fifth on the Floor.” The new Buster’s on Manchester Street in the renovated Old Tarr bourbon distillery in the Distillery District. It combines a pool hall with a new music hall with a capacity for 1,000 designed to draw premier acts from across the country.

Pure Blue Vodka is the first product of Barrelhouse Distilling Company, Lexington’s first distillery since the Pepper Distillery closed on Manchester Street in 1960. Pure Blue Vodka is available in over 155 bars, restaurants and liquor stores across Kentucky.

Town Branch founder and President Van Meter Pettit noted that, “this event is in part a celebration that the next day on September 12 Mayor Jim Newberry will dedicate the first 1.8 miles of Town Branch Trail. The concert at Buster’s is a perfect example about how Lexington’s business community can partner with and support efforts to enhance our quality of life and make the city attractive to further economic development. We are extremely grateful to Barrelhouse and Buster’s for making this kind of fun event possible.”

Frank Marino remarked that “as pioneer developers of Lexington’s Distillery District, we are keenly aware of how our city’s rich history can help foster beneficial economic development. Barrel House Distilling Company is committed to helping Kentucky’s charitable organizations like the Town branch Trail.

About Town Branch Trail

Founded in 2001, Town Branch Trail is a ‘shared-use’ greenway trail (paved for pedestrians and bicyclists) that is connecting Downtown Lexington with its world-famous rural landscape and rich pioneer past via area neighborhoods, parks and historic sites. It follows the westward course of Lexington’s historic waterway, the Town Branch of Elkhorn Creek, along whose banks the city was founded in 1779. The Trail seeks to transform neglected or underutilized urban areas along our historic creek into a resource that will enhance recreation, commuting, the environment, tourism and economic development. For more information log on to http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.townbranch.org.

About Barrelhouse Distilling Company
Barrel House Distilling Company, Lexington’s new Craft Distiller, is owned and operated by Frank Marino, Jeff Wiseman, and Pete Wright, and is the first tenant in the new Distillery District.
What We Produce: Barrel House Distillery currently is producing: Pure Blue Vodka™, barreling a yet to be named rum that will be bottled when matured, and working on a mash bill for a whiskey. Our goal is to create beverages of the highest quality. Barrel House Distilling Company supports the revitalization of the Lexington Distillery District and the development of the Town Branch Trail. These projects bring Lexington back to its roots – when the Town Branch of the Elkhorn Creek played a vital role in the growth of Lexington, while supplying water for the local bourbon distilleries.