KDA Statement regarding the passing of Parker Beam

January9th2017

January 9, 2017       “The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and its members are deeply saddened by the passing of Bourbon legend and longtime friend Parker Beam, and offers its heartfelt condolences to his family and Heaven Hill Distillery.   “Parker Beam wasn’t just a name on a bottle – he was the living embodiment of the whiskey inside: authentic, classic, well-seasoned and distilled from…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Announces New Board Officers, Directors

January5th2017

For Immediate Release – January 5, 2017 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Ryan Ashley, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Distillery Operations for the Four Roses Distillery, has been named Chairman of the historic group’s Board of Directors for 2017. Ashley, 45, leads all distillery operations at Four Roses and is currently overseeing a $54 million expansion that will double…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes First-Ever Director of Social Responsibility

November30th2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today enhanced its leadership in alcohol responsibility and environmental sustainability by naming Ali Edelstein the group’s first-ever Director of Social Responsibility. Edelstein, 26, is a Louisville native and honors graduate of Western Kentucky University and Tufts University, where she earned a Master of International Business degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her impressive work experience…

Heaven Hill Distillery Unveils New Cox’s Creek Warehouse Location

November19th2016

Grand Opening Ceremony Held at Warehouse Two BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distillery, the world’s second-largest holder of aging Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, today celebrated the grand opening of the new Cox’s Creek warehouse site. President Max L. Shapira held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Warehouse Two to honor the historical occasion. Cox’s Creek is the newest expansion to Heaven Hill Distillery, which now holds…

Independent Stave Company Continues Focus on Innovation, Begins Construction of New Research Center in Kentucky

November15th2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEBANON, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2016) – Independent Stave Company (ISC) is pleased to announce the construction of a research center dedicated to oak innovation and experimentation for the spirits industry. Once complete, the new research center will serve as a cutting edge resource on oak maturation for ISC’s distilling customers in Kentucky and around the world. “We are passionate about spirits, including…

Jim Beam Distillery

BEAM SUNTORY OPENS FIRST NEW BARREL WAREHOUSE IN FRANKFORT SINCE 1968

November8th2016

Frankfort, KY, November 4 – Beam Suntory will open a new barrel warehouse in Frankfort, KY today. The seven-story building is a testament not only to surging demand for bourbon globally, but Beam Suntory’s commitment to and investment in Kentucky, the heartland of its business. “The need for this incredible new Rackhouse really underscores the global thirst for bourbon,” said David Hunter, Chief Supply Chain…

The Barrel Report Podcast Takes you “Behind the Barrel” of Kentucky’s Famed Bourbon Industry

November7th2016

It’s finally here – the only podcast devoted entirely to Kentucky’s legendary Bourbon industry. Join host Adam Johnson, Director of the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experiences, as he takes you behind the scenes of the most famous distilleries and their iconic brands. In episode one, we meet Andrew Buchanan of Hartfield & Co., a small distillery in Paris who is the first and only distillery…

Wilderness Trail Distillery

Wilderness Trail Distillery receives state manufacturing award

November1st2016

    The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) announced that Wilderness Trail Distillery and Ferm Solutions won its Manufacturer of the Year Award in the small business category. “It is a great honor to receive the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and to be recognized alongside other great companies. It is a major milestone for our small family-owned company…

Tanner’s Curse White Whiskey launched by Boone County Distilling Company

October27th2016

October 27, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     The Boone County Distilling Company, one of Kentucky’s most exciting small batch craft distillers, continues to break new ground in its goal to return Northern Kentucky to its once-held prominence among American whiskey producers. Their new white whiskey distilled from bourbon mash, marked Tanner’s Curse, is crafted in “The Bear,” a 500 gallon Vendome copper pot still named after…

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®: A new can for a perfectly aged ale

October26th2016

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Just over 11 years after the introduction of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®, the beloved Kentucky Proud™ barrel-aged brew is showing up with a new look. On Oct. 26, Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. will release Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale in six-packs of aluminum cans. Designed to look like the bourbon barrel that the brew ages inside, the new cans will show consumers…