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ALE-8-ONE CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   WINCHESTER, KY, JULY 13, 2016 – Ale-8-One Bottling Co., maker of the ginger & citrus based soft drink Ale-8-One (aka “A Late One”), kicks off its celebration of the drink’s 90th anniversary today. Since July 13, 1926, soda lovers have been drinking the unique ginger formula originally created by beverage innovator and founder George Lee Wainscott. A true entrepreneur, G. L.…

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Kentucky Mist Moonshine Joins Kentucky Distillers’ Association

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…

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

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,…

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

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…

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Bourbon Women, Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honor Bourbon Tourism Trailblazer

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…

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Woodford Reserve Releases Latest Distillery Series Expression: Five Malt

 Whiskey distilled from malt mash showcases continued innovation June 14, 2016, Louisville, KY—Woodford Reserve unveils the most recent release in its Distillery Series family, Five Malt. The Distillery Series, introduced in 2015, is Woodford Reserve’s line of creative expressions available for purchase at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select Kentucky retailers. This series highlights Woodford Reserve’s ongoing dedication to innovation and craftsmanship as a leader…

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Kentucky Bourbon A-Fare

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…

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Champion Named in Heaven Hill Brands 2016 “Bartender of the Year”

For Immediate Release BARDSTOWN, KY – Heaven Hill Brands and Liquor.com announced today the champion of the 2016 Bartender of the Year competition. After a nationwide search to find the top bartenders across America, Abigail Gullo of Compere Lapin in New Orleans, LA is the 2016 Bartender of the Year and the recipient of $15,000. Gullo will also be featured in three “how-to” cocktail videos…

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Heaven Hill Brands Expands Innovation Through Addition of Christian Brothers Sacred Bond Bottled-In-Bond Brandy 

FOR RELEASE: For Immediate Release BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Brands introduced today Christian Brothers Sacred Bond Brandy, the first grape bottled-in-bond Brandy. Aged in Heaven Hill white oak Bourbon barrels, the California Brandy is small batch distilled in copper pot stills just as the Christian Brothers first crafted it over 75 years ago. At four years old and 100 proof, Sacred Bond is an…

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

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,…