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…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair –

June2nd2017

2017 Bourbon Fantasy Camp Almost Sold Out   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; JUNE 2, 2017 Louisville, Kentucky – There are big things coming to Louisville starting Tuesday, June 6th …big BOURBON things to be exact. The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is a world-class event that features daily behind-the-scenes access to the nation’s most iconic distilleries, with elite dinners and events starring Louisville’s historic Bourbon culture and top-shelf…

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…