Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes Seven New Members

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association will officially induct seven new members tonight as the non-profit group kicks off its 134th Annual Meeting with its highest membership total since the repeal of Prohibition. The welcome reception is the result of the KDA’s first-ever membership drive in August, when the organization sent leather-bound packets and personalized copper membership cards to all existing and potential Kentucky…

KENTUCKY BOURBON HALL OF FAME WELCOMES FIRST LADY OF MAKER’S MARK

BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Margie Mattingly Samuels, who created the distinctive name, cutting-edge design and iconic red wax of her family’s Maker’s Mark distillery, will be inducted next week as the newest member of the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. Mrs. Samuels is the first woman directly connected with a distillery to receive the Bourbon industry’s highest honor, and only the fifth woman ever to…

The Results Are In: New Study Proves Kentucky Bourbon On Cusp Of Golden Age

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The meteoric rise of Kentucky’s signature Bourbon industry has nearly doubled the size of its workforce in the last two years, tripled the number of distilleries and set major new benchmarks for payroll, tax revenue, exports and barrel inventories. Gov. Steve Beshear outlined the momentous growth in a six-month study released today by the University of Louisville’s Urban Studies Institute, in conjunction…

Heaven Hill Distilleries Announces Release of 2014 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Box

Eighth edition of annual ultra-premium release will feature rare 13-year-old cask strength wheat whiskey, continue support of ALS research and treatment Parkers WheatBARDSTOWN, KY— Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the country’s largest independent family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer, announces the 2014 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection. Heaven Hill, who holds the world’s second largest inventory of aging American Whiskey, will be shipping…

Brown_Forman to Build Old Forester Distillery in Louisville

Eighth edition of annual ultra-premium release will feature rare 13-year-old cask strength wheat whiskey, continue support of ALS research and treatment Parkers WheatBARDSTOWN, KY— Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the country’s largest independent family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer, announces the 2014 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection. Heaven Hill, who holds the world’s second largest inventory of aging American Whiskey, will be shipping…

HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERIES SET TO RELEASE ELIJAH CRAIG 23_YEAR_OLD SINGLE BARREL BOURBON TO SELECT MARKETS

Rare ultra-premium bottling is successor to 21-Year-Old Elijah Craig Single Barrel Elijah Craig 23-Year-OldBARDSTOWN, KY—Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the country’s largest independent family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer, announces a new limited edition release of Elijah Craig 23-Year-Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.  Heaven Hill, who holds the world’s second largest inventory of Bourbon and the most “extra-aged” barrels of any distillery in…

Woodford Reserve Partners with Sonoma_Cutrer to Unveil Unique Whiskey Expression

Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish Blends Inspiration From Two Distinguished American Brands WRMC Pinot FinishOctober 8th, 2014, Louisville, KY— Woodford Reserve today announces the release of its latest product, the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish, which will be available for purchase in limited quantities in early November. This new whiskey release cements the brand’s longstanding commitment to, and appreciation of, innovation. The Woodford…

GOVERNOR BESHEAR DECLARES SEPTEMBER “BOURBON HERITAGE MONTH” IN THE BLUEGRASS

For Immediate Release – August 28, 2014 FRANKFORT, Ky. – It’s time to celebrate all things Bourbon. Gov. Steve Beshear today declared September to be “Bourbon Heritage Month” in the Commonwealth, toasting the signature industry’s monumental achievements and recognizing the 50th anniversary of Congress designating Bourbon as America’s only native spirit. “Kentucky’s thriving Bourbon operations continue to burnish the Commonwealth’s reputation worldwide for quality, excellence…

KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’ ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES FIRST_EVER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

For Immediate Release – August 26, 2014 FRANKFORT, Ky. – With more than 20 new distilleries pouring into the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced its first-ever membership drive to welcome the next generation of amber craftsmanship. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be the leading voice of the spirits industry in the Commonwealth for more than 134 years,” said Joe Fraser, Chairman…

Diageo Breaks Ground on New $115 Million Kentucky Distillery – The Bulleit Distilling Co.

SHELBYVILLE, Ky., August 21, 2014 – Diageo broke ground today on its new Shelby County, Kentucky distillery, which the company announced will officially be called “The Bulleit Distilling Co.” after the distillery’s flagship brand.  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, and a number of other elected officials and Kentucky dignitaries, joined Diageo executives and Bulleit founder Tom Bulleit to celebrate the milestone. This May, Diageo announced its…