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Gov. Beshear Proclaims September “Bourbon Heritage Month,” Urges Tourism Legislation

For Immediate Release – August 31, 2015 FRANKFORT, Ky. – For his eighth and final time before leaving office, Gov. Steve Beshear today declared September to be “Bourbon Heritage Month” in the Bluegrass and praised the thriving signature industry for its monumental growth during his tenure. Since 2007 when Gov. Beshear took office, the number of distilleries has tripled, Bourbon production and jobs have both…

BOURBON WOMEN, KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’ ASSOCIATION HONOR LEXINGTON TOURISM LEADER

For Immediate Release – August 24, 2015 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mary Quinn Ramer, President of VisitLEX convention and visitors bureau, was honored Friday by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Bourbon Women organization with its second-ever award for networking, community service and professionalism. Ramer accepted the “Lois Mateus Networking Award” at the Bourbon Women’s second annual “Sip-Osium,” a three-day conference featuring Bourbon workshops, mixology sessions,…

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Four Roses 2015 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon a tribute to retiring master distiller

Limited-quantity release slated for September LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (August 21, 2015) – Four Roses will release the latest in its series of limited-quantity bottlings this September. The 2015 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon is timed with the retirement of Master Distiller Jim Rutledge and the appointment of Brent Elliot to the post. Four Roses is the only distillery that combines two mashbills with five proprietary yeast…

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KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’ ASSOCIATION HONORS REP. DENNIS KEENE WITH COVETED “100 PROOF AWARD”

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association yesterday honored Rep. Dennis Keene with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his successful six-year effort in passing legislation that requires ignition interlocks for drunken drivers. “Rep. Keene’s patience and perseverance on this key responsibility issue has been phenomenal,” KDA President Eric Gregory said. “This new law is a tough tool in the fight against drunk driving and…

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Special, Limited-Release Blackheart Playboy Edition Coming Fall 2015

FOR RELEASE: For Immediate Release Bardstown, KY— This Fall, Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum, a bold, smooth, 93-proof spiced rum is teaming up with Playboy Enterprises Inc. to offer a special, limited-edition bottling that features unique packaging showcasing the sultry Blackheart character reimagined as a Playboy Playmate in bunny Costume. Blackheart Playboy Edition, offered through fall 2015 only, capitalizes on the dynamic partnership between the iconic…

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WILD TURKEY® RELEASES ITS OLDEST BOURBON IN THE U.S. TO DATE WITH ROLLOUT OF WILD TURKEY MASTER’S KEEP

Traveling 200 Miles and Aged for 17 Years in Various Warehouses, Limited-Edition Expression Marks the Distillery’s First New Product Since Elevating Eddie Russell to Master Distiller LAWRENCEBURG, KY (AUGUST 4, 2015) – They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and never was this more the case than in the legendary Bourbon-making Kentucky clan – the Russells. Marking his first release since being…

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Alltech breaks ground on Dueling Barrels Brewing & Distilling Co. in Eastern Kentucky

[PIKEVILLE, Kentucky] – Eastern Kentucky is one step closer to having its first (legal) distillery and brewery, after Alltech broke ground today on Dueling Barrels Brewing & Distilling Co. in downtown Pikeville, Kentucky. The combined brewery and distillery, expected to open in Spring 2017 at a cost of $13 million, will be uniquely Eastern Kentucky-inspired. It will feature its own range of beer and spirits…

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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…