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SECOND SIGHT SPIRITS JOINS KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’ ASSOCIATION

For Immediate Release –July 27, 2015   LUDLOW, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Second Sight Spirits in Kenton County is the newest and 28th member of the non-profit trade group that promotes, protects and unites the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Second Sight co-founders Carus Waggoner and Rick Couch grew up in Northern Kentucky andrecentl y moved back from Las Vegas,…

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RockCastle Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey- Release Info

At long last the official release of our RockCastle Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is right around the corner. We will be hosting an official release celebration this Friday, July 24 at our distillery located at 1200 Manchester Street in Lexington, Kentucky. Come down and sample our limited release small batch bourbon and pick up a bottle to take home with you (Maximum purchase 2 bottles…

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Gov. Beshear, Brown-Forman Break Ground on Old Forester Distillery in Louisville

American-owned spirits, wine company to invest $30 million to build along historic Whiskey Row LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 22, 2015) – More bourbon is coming back to Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row. Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer today joined company officials to break ground on the Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA, BFB) Old Forester Distillery in downtown Louisville. Brown-Forman is expected to create up to 20 new…

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Heaven Hill Brands Celebrates its 80th Anniversary by Giving Back

BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Brands, the country’s largest family-owned and -operated distilled spirits company, is celebrating 80 years of success this year by giving back. To thank the community for being a valued partner over the last eight decades, Heaven Hill is planning a philanthropic effort, with the help of its employees. Starting July 17, Heaven Hill will draw names of employees each Friday,…

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The Search for Heaven Hill Brands, Liquor.com 2016 “Bartender of the Year” Begins NOW!

Winner will receive $15,000 at finals in Puerto Rico in June 2016 BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Brands and Liquor.com are searching for the 2016 Bartender of the Year. The event includes online submissions, regional semifinals and the crowning of the 2016 Bartender of the Year in June 2016 at the St. Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico. Bartenders will be challenged to demonstrate a…

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Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Will Award Coveted Blue Ribbon to Top Culinary Creation at 30th Annual Cooking Contest

LOUISVILLE, KY – Kentuckians everywhere understand that bourbon is not just a spirit for imbibing, it is a crucial ingredient in the tastiest cuisine of our region. That’s why the Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Cooking Contest has become a beloved, time-honored tradition for so many. In its 30th year, the Evan Williams Cooking Contest is a platform for amateur chefs to showcase their…

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Heaven Hill Brands Launches Super-Premium Pikesville Rye

6-Year-Old, 110-Proof Spirit Salutes Traditional American Straight Rye Whiskey FOR RELEASE: For Immediate Release Bardstown, Ky.—Heaven Hill Brands, now in its third generation of family ownership and celebrating 80 years of crafting whiskey and curating all-American spirits brands, today announces the launch of a super-premium spirit, Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey. At 6 years old and 110 proof, this new expression of Pikesville Rye is produced…

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Kentucky Bourbon Inventory Sets 40-Year Record

For Immediate Release – July 2, 2015     FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s inventory of aging Bourbon barrels set a 40-year high in 2014 with 5,669,682 million charred oak casks gently sleeping in Bluegrass warehouses, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today.   That’s the highest number since 1975 when the state’s distilleries reported 5.8 million barrels.   “The last time Kentucky had this much Bourbon,…

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KDA Statement on Jim Rutledge’s Retirement

July 1, 2015 Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, released the following statement on the retirement of Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses Distillery: “Jim Rutledge has become synonymous with the highest standard of excellence in distilling and is one of the Commonwealth’s most treasured Bourbon ambassadors. He has spent his entire life working tirelessly to master the intricacies of our signature industry while crafting…

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Long-time Four Roses Bourbon Master Distiller Jim Rutledge to Retire

Operations Director Brent Elliott to Transition to New Role   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (July 1, 2015) – Four Roses Distillery’s CEO and President, Satoko Yoshida, announced today the retirement of long-time Master Distiller Jim Rutledge – effective September 1, 2015. Jim is in his 49th year working in the Bourbon business with Seagram and Four Roses, and he has been Master Distiller at…