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…

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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…

Golden Tickets White Hot Once Again

February2nd2017

VIP Packages to Elite Bourbon Fantasy Camp on Sale Monday For Immediate Release – February 2, 2017   LOUISVILLE, Ky. –A limited number of VIP all-access Golden Tickets to the fourth annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ will go on sale at noon EST Monday, Feb. 6. The ultimate six-day Bourbon fantasy camp is the only event that is actually hosted by the legendary distilleries themselves and…

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Barrels Past 1 Million Visits In 2016

January25th2017

For Immediate Release – January 25, 2017   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experiences hosted more than 1 million visits last year, breaking the milestone mark for the first time since the tour was founded in 1999, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today. The booming tourist attraction has grown 300 percent in the last 10 years and spawned the companion Kentucky Bourbon…

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…

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…