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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…

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Woodford Reserve Donates $15,000 to Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program

$1,000 Mint Julep Cup program benefits equine therapeutic programs June 30, 2015, Louisville, KY – Following Kentucky Derby 141 ®, Woodford Reserve has donated $15,000 to the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program to continue developing equine therapy programs for wounded veterans. The donation stems from net proceeds raised from Woodford Reserve’s annual $1,000 Mint Julep Cup program. 2015 marked the tenth year of the program, with…

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MINT JULEP TOURS SELECTED BY GOOGLE TO REPRESENT KENTUCKY

In 2014 Economic Impact Report  Louisville, Kentucky – May 28, 2015 – Mint Julep Tours is proud to announce that they were selected by Google as the featured small business for the state of Kentucky in their 2014 Economic Impact Report.  The report details Google’s economic impact across the U.S. This list includes state-by-state numbers highlighting companies that use Google every day to grow their…

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BOURBON AUTHORS FEATURED AT KENTUCKY BOURBON AFFAIR™ FANTASY CAMP

For Immediate Release – May 21, 2015 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Eight of the country’s most prestigious Bourbon authors will be featured at “Bourbon Under the Rocks,” the opening ceremony for this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair, where they will talk about their books, sign autographs and discuss America’s only native spirit. “Bourbon isn’t just a drink anymore: it’s also a cookbook, travel guide, entertainment manual, history…

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FORECASTLE ANNOUNCES FULL BOURBON LODGE LINEUP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2015 FORECASTLE ANNOUNCES FULL BOURBON LODGE LINEUP INCLUDING BRAND OFFERINGS, FIRESIDE CHAT TOPICS PRESENTED BY LIQUOR BARN, AND CULINARY TREATS FROM LOUISVILLE’S FEAST BBQ BOURBON CARES CHARITABLE PROGRAM PAIRS MY MORNING JACKET WITH OLD FORESTER, HOUNDMOUTH WITH WOODFORD RESERVE, SHOVELS & ROPE WITH FOUR ROSES, AND TWIN LIMB WITH WILD TURKEY FOR HANDPICKED BARREL OFFERINGS TO BENEFIT FORECASTLE FOUNDATION EXCLUSIVE BRUNCH AT EVAN WILLIAMS BOURBON…

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KENTUCKY BOURBON AFFAIR™ TO BENEFIT EQUINE, FORESTRY AND ‘LIFTING SPIRITS’ CAUSES

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today that its upcoming Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ showcase will benefit three groups involving retired racehorses, forestry research and a support fund for employees of a recent distillery accident. “Our legendary distilleries have a long history and strong track record of giving back to their communities,” KDA President Eric Gregory said. “We’re proud to help these worthwhile causes…

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Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest this Saturday to feature 180 craft brews, craft distillers and food vendors

 [LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Grab your sampling glass and get ready – 180 beers brewed by 51 breweries from across the nation will be on tap at the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest this Saturday, May 16, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Center’s Heritage Hall. The beerfest is one of the largest in the region and is even doubling its floor…

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Statement From the Family of Kyle Rogers On His Passing

For Immediate Release – May 12, 2015 “We are deeply saddened to report that our son, Kyle, passed away last evening. And yet, we take solace in the fact that he is in God’s comforting hands and is being greeted by cherished loved ones. We know Kyle is at peace and free of the pain from the last two weeks. We cannot begin to express…

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Senators McConnell and Paul Introduce Bourbon Bill on 51st Anniversary of Congressional Bourbon Resolution

AGED Spirits Act is a pro-growth measure that will help provide a boost to our economy and help create jobs in Kentucky WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 51st anniversary of Congress designating Bourbon as a distinctive product of America, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul are introducing legislation which corrects a provision in the tax code to ensure that Kentucky’s Bourbon…