Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes New Bourbon Ambassador

March2nd2016

For Immediate Release – March 2, 2016 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Colleen Thomas is the new Bourbon Ambassador of the 136-year-old trade group that unites, promotes, protects and elevates the Commonwealth’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Thomas will oversee and execute events and special projects for the non-profit association to further enhance the industry’s rich heritage, to strengthen…

Golden Tickets Gone – Individual Tickets to Bourbon Fantasy Camp On Sale Tuesday

February1st2016

For Immediate Release – February 1, 2015 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fifteen minutes. That’s all it took for 50 prestigious Golden Tickets to June’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ showcase to sell out, with dozens more signing up for the waitlist. “Talk about a gold rush,” said Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association that coordinates the signature showcase. “The word has clearly gotten out that the…

Pot of Golden Tickets

January29th2016

Premium Passes to Elite Bourbon Fantasy Camp on Sale Monday   For Immediate Release – January 29, 2016     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A limited number of all-access tickets to this year’s prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp – the gold standard of whiskey events – will go on sale at 11 a.m. EST Monday, Feb. 1. “Golden Tickets” offer top priority to exclusive tours…

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Visits Skyrocket With 900,000 Guests in 2015

January21st2016

For Immediate Release – January 21, 2016 FRANKFORT, Ky. – With more distilleries participating than ever before, the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® adventures set an all-time attendance record in 2015 with nearly 900,000 guests touring the best of the Bluegrass. That means the popular tourism attraction has more than doubled its attendance in just five short years, said Eric…

Christian Brothers Introduces Apple to Growing Brandy Family

January18th2016

FOR RELEASE: For Immediate Release BARDSTON, KY – Heaven Hill Brands today announced the launch of Christian Brothers Apple, the third flavor extension in the growing Christian Brothers Brandy family. The newest addition takes a bite out of the popular flavored brown spirits category, building off the fast-growing apple flavor and successes of CB Honey and Peach. CB Apple combines real, natural apple with the…

Regional Semifinalists Chosen for Heaven Hill Brands, Liquor.com 2016 “Bartender of the Year”

January12th2016

BARDSTOWN, KY – Heaven Hill Brands and Liquor.com announced today the 32 regional semifinalists competing for the 2016 Bartender of the Year competition. Semifinalists will compete in New Orleans, San Francisco, New York, or Chicago beginning February 2016. Over 600 original cocktail recipes using Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur, Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, and Rittenhouse Rye Whisky were submitted online…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Announces New Board Officers, Directors

January5th2016

For Immediate Release – January 5, 2016   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Master Distiller Chris Morris of Brown-Forman has been named Chairman of the 136-year-old group that unites, promotes and protects the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Morris, an acknowledged authority on Bourbon and Kentucky history who is celebrating his 40th year in the industry, will serve…

Michter's

Michter’s Distillery Becomes Heritage Member in Kentucky Distillers’ Association

December8th2015

Louisville Distillery Is First New Heritage Member Since 1982 For Immediate Release – December 8, 2015    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Michter’s Distillery has advanced to the “Heritage” member level, the highest rank in the non-profit trade group that unites and leads the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Michter’s is the first new “Heritage” member since 1982,…

Willett Distillery

Willett Distillery Advances Membership Rank in Kentucky Distillers’ Association

December8th2015

For Immediate Release – December 8, 2015 BARDSTOWN, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today that the historic Willett Distillery has advanced in its ranks, becoming a “Proof” level member in the non-profit trade group that unites and leads the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. “Proof” members are the second-highest tier in the group, following an organizational structure based on production and…

BOONE COUNTY DISTILLING COMPANY JOINS KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’ ASSOCIATION

December1st2015

For Immediate Release –December 1, 2015 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Boone County Distilling Company near Florence 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. Co-owner Jack Wells began developing the distillery three years ago to draw upon Boone County’s rich distilling history. Production started…