Celebrate “Mocktober” with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association

October16th2017

Happy “Mocktober!”    We’re officially re-naming this week in honor of our new partnership with The Sober Voyager Foundation – an advocate of America’s growing mocktail movement.   Approximately 30 percent of the U.S. population abstained from alcohol in 2015 for various reasons. On the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour, we never question a person’s choice not to drink because we respect them all. To bring…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes  Neeley Family Distillery As 35th Member

September28th2017

For Immediate Release – September 28, 2017     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that the Neeley Family Distillery in Sparta has joined its legendary ranks, as the Northern Kentucky area continues to flourish for craft distilling.   The distillery is owned and operated by Royce Neeley, 25, and opened in July. Neeley’s family built the distillery and visitor center on…

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Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Inducts Three New Members & Honors Lifetime Achievement Recipient

September13th2017

For Immediate Release – September 13, 2017     BARDSTOWN, Ky. – The esteemed Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today inducted three individuals into its hallowed ranks and bestowed its prestigious Parker Beam Lifetime Achievement Award on one of the most monumental icons in the modern era of Bourbon.   “This year’s inductees are joined by the fact that they’re all leading figures behind the…

Kentucky Boasts More Bourbon Barrels Than Residents as September is Declared “Bourbon Heritage Month

September12th2017

For Immediate Release – September 12, 2017     FRANKFORT, Ky. – As the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival kicks off in Bardstown, Gov. Matt Bevin today praised Kentucky’s $8.5 billion Bourbon industry for its growing impact on the state’s economy and notable boost to tourism, declaring September “Bourbon Heritage Month” in the Commonwealth.   “Kentucky’s historic Bourbon industry is currently enjoying tremendous growth. The love…

KDA’s New Public Service Announcement Promotes Safe Ride Options

July24th2017

Master Distillers remind Kentucky Bourbon Trail® visitors: “You have too many good safe-ride choices not to make the right one.”     For immediate release – July 24, 2017   FRANKFORT, Ky – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association released a new public service announcement today that reminds guests to plan ahead and use the many safe ride options available when visiting the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour.…

Silent Brigade Distillery Joins Kentucky Distillers’ Association

July17th2017

For Immediate Release – July 17, 2017     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Silent Brigade Distillery in downtown Paducah is the newest and 34th member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Silent Brigade was founded in 2014 by Keith Bundy and John Brown, co-workers and friends for more than…

Distillers, Lyft Looking For Safe Ride Drivers

July10th2017

Public invited to breakfast sessions to learn about opportunities to fight drunk driving and earn money in Kentucky Bourbon Trail® cities   For immediate release – July 10, 2017   FRANKFORT, Ky – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and Lyft are hosting breakfast sessions in Bardstown and Versailles this month to educate and recruit safe ride drivers in local Kentucky Bourbon Trail® communities.   The effort…

KDA Statement on EU Article

July7th2017

July 7, 2017     “Kentucky Bourbon is a thriving, $8.5 billion homegrown industry that employs nearly 17,500 people and is enjoyed in more than 125 countries. Global markets are increasingly important to our signature industry, and we have worked hard over the past decade to open doors, level the playing field and eliminate discriminatory tariffs and policies that would put Kentucky Bourbon at a…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Celebrates National Craft Spirits Week

June22nd2017

For immediate release – June 22, 2017   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association is encouraging visitors and consumers to #sipcraft as it celebrates National Craft Spirits Week, June 18-24. “We’re proud of Kentucky’s growing craft distilling industry and ask everyone to raise a glass to these spirited entrepreneurs who make them, mix them and those who enjoy sipping them,” KDA President Eric Gregory…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes First-Ever Director of Kentucky Bourbon Affair™

June7th2017

For Immediate Release – Tuesday, June 6, 2017     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today named Mary Gratzer, a veteran leader of Louisville’s marketing and association management scene, as its first-ever Director of the Kentucky Bourbon Affair showcase happening this week.   A Louisville native and graduate of Murray State University, Gratzer comes to KDA from the American Advertising Federation- Louisville, where…