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A Destination for the Bourbon Curious & Enthusiasts


About Us

Revival is a tasting bar and bottle shop that merges over a century of bourbon history into a one-of-a-kind  experience in downtown Covington, Kentucky. Home to a carefully curated collection of rare and vintage bottles, Revival is staffed by approachable bourbon experts who love to talk shop — and by shop we mean bourbon, from barrels to bottles to bootlegging (in a historical sense, of course!). Whether you’re searching for your first bottle or your 10th, our team will lead your through a bourbon experience uniquely crafted around your interests and tastes. From first sip to best sip, we’ll find your perfect bottle.


Brad Bonds

Brad Bonds is one of the largest vintage “dusty” spirits collectors in the country. A vintage bourbon curator, he has been hunting antique bottles for over a decade. Brad left his 9 to 5 in 2018 after Kentucky enacted a vintage spirits law, and turned his passion into a business opportunity by helping the legendary Cork N’ Bottle start a vintage spirits division, establishing himself as a leading authority in the rare bourbon community. At Revival, Brad will share his expertise as an appraiser and librarian, guiding collectors and tasters alike through the differences of bourbon then and now.


Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith got her first taste of the bourbon world by embarking on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, and her passion for the rich culture of the industry has only increased from there. As the sole owner of Smith Law and a member of the Distillate Committee for the Cincinnati/NKY Chapter of Bourbon Women, Shannon brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience and community connections to Revival. With a strong interest in the process and personalities behind the business, Shannon is most excited to bring a piece of the storied history of the bourbon trade back home to Northern Kentucky.