Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Release of 2016 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling

August29th2016

FOR RELEASE: For Immediate Release Tenth Edition of annual ultra-premium release will feature rare 24-year-old Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon and continued support of ALS research and patient care BARDSTOWN, KY— Heaven Hill Distillery announces the 2016 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection – a 24-year-old, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon. The uniqueness of this bottling lies not only in its age, but also in its Bottled-in-Bond designation. Bottled-in-Bonds, as…

Kentucky Mist Moonshine Joins Kentucky Distillers’ Association

June29th2016

For Immediate Release – June 29, 2016   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Kentucky Mist Moonshine in Letcher County is the newest and 28th member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Owner Colin Fultz has drawn upon his grandfather Henry Holbrook’s bootlegging history in the hills of Appalachia to…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Rep. Linda Belcher With “100 Proof” Award

June22nd2016

For Immediate Release – June 22, 2016 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has honored Rep. Linda Belcher with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for her leadership in passing landmark tourism legislation that will elevate and transform the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventures. “Rep. Belcher was instrumental in building bipartisan support in the House for this historic legislation that will reform our tourism experiences,…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Sen. John Schickel With “100 Proof” Award

June22nd2016

For Immediate Release – June 22, 2016   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has honored Sen. John Schickel with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his leadership in passing landmark tourism legislation that will elevate and transform the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventures. “Sen. Schickel spent countless hours advocating and negotiating this historic legislation that will reform our tourism experiences, create jobs, spur…

Bourbon Women, Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honor Bourbon Tourism Trailblazer

June16th2016

For Immediate Release – June 16, 2016   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Peggy Noe Stevens, a renowned image branding consultant who has helped transform Kentucky’s Bourbon tourism industry, received the third annual “Lois Mateus Networking Award” last night for her decades of hospitality and professional prowess. During her 27-year career, Stevens has served as the world’s first female Master Bourbon Taster, built tourism destinations for famous…

Kentucky Bourbon A-Fare

June9th2016

Bourbon Fantasy Camp To Feature Kentucky Proud Products For Immediate Release – June 9, 2016 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Proud, which markets farm-fresh fare and ingredients from across the Bluegrass, will showcase the state’s top agricultural offerings and talented local chefs at next week’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp. “We’re honored to feature Kentucky Proud products for the second straight year, from savory culinary pairings…

Kentucky Distillers Honor John Rhea of Four Roses With Lifetime Award, Endowed Scholarship

June7th2016

For Immediate Release – June 7, 2016   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association Board of Directors today honored John Rhea, retiring Chief Operating Officer of Four Roses Distillery, with its rare “Lifetime Honorary Member” award and announced a new endowed scholarship in his name. Mr. Rhea, 63, stepped down last week after 40 years of respected and tireless service to the legendary industry,…

Kentucky Bourbon Production Sets 48-Year Record

May18th2016

For Immediate Release – May 18, 2016     FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s iconic Bourbon distilleries filled a whopping 1,886,821 barrels of amber nectar last year, breaking production records all the way back to 1967, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today.   The previous all-time high was 1,922,009 barrels filled in 1967, the KDA reported. Since the turn of the century, Kentucky Bourbon production has…

KDA Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 11

March29th2016

“This is indeed a happy hour for our signature Bourbon industry. We are proud to raise a glass in thanks to the legislature for passing these bold, sweeping reforms that will create jobs and spur additional investment in our beloved Commonwealth. “Our legendary distilleries and emerging craft producers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to increase Bourbon production and expand their Kentucky Bourbon Trail®…

KDA Applauds House Passage of Senate Bill 11

March28th2016

“Kentucky took a much‐needed step out of Prohibition today with the House passage of Senate Bill 11, which modernizes our archaic alcohol laws and strengthens our famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventures as premium tourism destinations. “This is a responsible, bipartisan and common‐sense measure that will create jobs, increase investment and generate millions in new tax revenue for state and local coffers while ensuring a richer…