Day Camp for Bourbon Lovers

May18th2017

    New Higher Proof Expo Offers Hands-On Learning at Kentucky Bourbon Affair™   For immediate release – May 17, 2017 LOUISVILLE , Ky. – The Kentucky Bourbon Affair fantasy camp today unveiled a new day-long workshop packed with unique educational and tasting sessions led by top industry professionals, capped with a vintage spirits appraisal from one of the country’s top collectors.   The Higher…

Libbey Partners with The Kentucky Distillers’ Association

May18th2017

New Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Tasting Glass embraces two great American traditions   TOLEDO, OHIO, May 18, 2017 – (NYSE MKT: LBY) Libbey®, the leader in glassware innovation, has partnered with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) and its famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® (KBT) tour. Together, these influential groups designed a glass specifically for tasting bourbon and bringing out the best aspects of the signature spirit. Now,…

KDA Releases Alcohol Responsibility Public Service Announcement For Derby Season

April27th2017

For immediate release – April 27, 2017     FRANKFORT , Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has released a new public service announcement that highlights the importance of responsible consumption and safe rides along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience.   The 15-second video asks: “How do Kentuckians enjoy their Bourbon?” Images of measured pours, snifters, tasting sessions and safe ride options flash across the…

KDA Announces Staff Promotions

March29th2017

For Immediate Release – March 29, 2017     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association, a non-profit trade group that promotes, protects and elevates the Commonwealth’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry, today announced several changes to its growing staff.   Kristin Baldwin has been promoted to Senior Director of Governmental and External Affairs. She will oversee all governmental and regulatory affairs, member services,…

Lyft, Distillers Make Safe Rides Available in Bardstown

March22nd2017

Community recruiting drivers for the on-demand ride service   For immediate release – March 22, 2017 FRANKFORT , Ky. – On-demand safe rides are now available to Bardstown residents and visitors thanks to a collaboration between Lyft and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. Lyft is a mobile app that matches users with nearby drivers so they can order a ride in minutes. The fastest growing rideshare…

KDA Adopts Stave & Thief Society as the Official Bourbon Certification Program

March16th2017

For Immediate Release – March 16, 2017   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that the Stave & Thief Society Bourbon Certification Program is now the official Bourbon education course of the organization and its 33 members. The program was created in 2015 by the Distilled Spirits Epicenter, the KDA’s official educational member, with input from an independent advisory panel of distilling…

KDA Statement on Passage of House Bill 100

March9th2017

March 8, 2017     “House Bill 100 is another important step forward in modernizing the Commonwealth’s alcohol laws and strengthening Kentucky’s rightful place as the one, true and authentic home of Bourbon and distilled spirits.   “This much-needed bill continues our efforts to level the playing field with our partners in the beer and wine industry, while clarifying long-held standards that whiskey carrying the…

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Adds More Experiences For Bourbon Fans

February16th2017

For Immediate Release – February 16, 2017   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The iconic Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® is expanding with two new members in Lexington and Northern Kentucky, giving fans the opportunity to experience 13 distilleries on the tour that showcases the state’s burgeoning micro distilleries. Bluegrass Distillers in Lexington and Boone County Distilling Company in Independence join the fast-growing and impressive tour of…

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ANGEL’S ENVY DISTILLERY JOINS THE KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL® TOUR

February13th2017

For Immediate Release – February 13, 2017   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Angel’s Envy, Louisville’s newest distillery, is also the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience, becoming the 10th stop on the world-famous journey that showcases the state’s signature spirit. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement today at the downtown site on historic Whiskey Row, where Angel’s Envy recently opened its $27 million…

Kentucky Bourbon Boom Adds $1 Billion To State Economy and 2,000 Jobs in Last Two Years 

February7th2017

For Immediate Release – February 7, 2017     FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s skyrocketing Bourbon industry shows no signs of slowing down, as the signature spirit increased its economic output by $1 billion in the last two years alone and added another 2,000 distillery-related jobs to its workforce, according to a new study released today.   Kentucky Bourbon now pours $8.5 billion each year into…