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Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes First-Ever Director of Social Responsibility

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today enhanced its leadership in alcohol responsibility and environmental sustainability by naming Ali Edelstein the group’s first-ever Director of Social Responsibility. Edelstein, 26, is a Louisville native and honors graduate of Western Kentucky University and Tufts University, where she earned a Master of International Business degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her impressive work experience…

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Heaven Hill Distillery Unveils New Cox’s Creek Warehouse Location

Grand Opening Ceremony Held at Warehouse Two BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distillery, the world’s second-largest holder of aging Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, today celebrated the grand opening of the new Cox’s Creek warehouse site. President Max L. Shapira held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Warehouse Two to honor the historical occasion. Cox’s Creek is the newest expansion to Heaven Hill Distillery, which now holds…

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Independent Stave Company Continues Focus on Innovation, Begins Construction of New Research Center in Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEBANON, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2016) – Independent Stave Company (ISC) is pleased to announce the construction of a research center dedicated to oak innovation and experimentation for the spirits industry. Once complete, the new research center will serve as a cutting edge resource on oak maturation for ISC’s distilling customers in Kentucky and around the world. “We are passionate about spirits, including…

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BEAM SUNTORY OPENS FIRST NEW BARREL WAREHOUSE IN FRANKFORT SINCE 1968

Frankfort, KY, November 4 – Beam Suntory will open a new barrel warehouse in Frankfort, KY today. The seven-story building is a testament not only to surging demand for bourbon globally, but Beam Suntory’s commitment to and investment in Kentucky, the heartland of its business. “The need for this incredible new Rackhouse really underscores the global thirst for bourbon,” said David Hunter, Chief Supply Chain…

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The Barrel Report Podcast Takes you “Behind the Barrel” of Kentucky’s Famed Bourbon Industry

It’s finally here – the only podcast devoted entirely to Kentucky’s legendary Bourbon industry. Join host Adam Johnson, Director of the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experiences, as he takes you behind the scenes of the most famous distilleries and their iconic brands. In episode one, we meet Andrew Buchanan of Hartfield & Co., a small distillery in Paris who is the first and only distillery…

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Wilderness Trail Distillery receives state manufacturing award

    The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) announced that Wilderness Trail Distillery and Ferm Solutions won its Manufacturer of the Year Award in the small business category. “It is a great honor to receive the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and to be recognized alongside other great companies. It is a major milestone for our small family-owned company…

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Tanner’s Curse White Whiskey launched by Boone County Distilling Company

October 27, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     The Boone County Distilling Company, one of Kentucky’s most exciting small batch craft distillers, continues to break new ground in its goal to return Northern Kentucky to its once-held prominence among American whiskey producers. Their new white whiskey distilled from bourbon mash, marked Tanner’s Curse, is crafted in “The Bear,” a 500 gallon Vendome copper pot still named after…

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®: A new can for a perfectly aged ale

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Just over 11 years after the introduction of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®, the beloved Kentucky Proud™ barrel-aged brew is showing up with a new look. On Oct. 26, Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. will release Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale in six-packs of aluminum cans. Designed to look like the bourbon barrel that the brew ages inside, the new cans will show consumers…

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Kentucky Distillers’ Association Launches Annual Membership Drive

For Immediate Release – October 24, 2016   FRANKFORT, Ky. – Already at its highest membership level since the Repeal of Prohibition, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association today launched its third annual recruitment drive to educate and welcome potential members to its hallowed ranks. The KDA announced five new members during September – Bourbon Heritage Month in the Commonwealth – bringing its total to 33 distilling…

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Kentucky Distillers’ Association Boosts Responsibility Commitment

   KDA Seeking first-ever Director of Social Responsibility     For Immediate Release – October 20, 2016   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that it has created a new director position that will emphasize and enhance the Bourbon industry’s commitment to alcohol responsibility, community engagement and environmental sustainability.   “As our signature industry grows, the association and our members want to…