Kentucky Distillers’ Association & Frazier History Museum sign contract to create Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center & Exhibit

 Opening in August 2018, Center Will Be Official Starting Point For KBT® Experiences   (Louisville, KY, September, 6, 2017) – The Frazier History Museum and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association have finalized its partnership to mutually develop a Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center & Exhibit that will be located at the Frazier along Louisville’s famed Whiskey Row. The center will exclusively become the “Official Starting Point…

Bourbon Women, Kentucky Distillers’ Association Salute Ground-Breaking Leader  

For Immediate Release – August 30, 2017   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Andrea Wilson, Executive Vice President & General Manager of Michter’s Distillery, received the fourth annual “Lois Mateus Networking Award” Friday night, honoring her years of innovative and strategic leadership in Kentucky’s Bourbon industry.   Wilson was the first woman to ever serve as Chair of the KDA Board of Directors in 2009. She has…

Four Roses 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch Slated for Fall Release

Barrels aged between 12 and 15 years highlighted in special release   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (August 30, 2017) – Four Roses Distillery will issue the newest release in its series of limited-quantity special bottlings with the 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon.   The bottling will first be available in limited quantities at the Four Roses Distillery and Warehouse & Bottling…

Barrel House Distilling Co.

Elkhorn Tavern Opens in The Lexington Distillery District at 1200 Manchester Street featuring Cocktails, Bourbon, Wine and Local Beer in a Unique Lodge Like Setting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lexington, KY August 8, 2017   Barrel House Distilling Co. announces the grand opening of the Elkhorn Tavern, a full cocktail bar located on site at the distillery.  Work began on the Tavern in July 2016 after the passing of Kentucky Senate Bill 11, which allowed the distillery to serve it’s products as well as others by the drink.  The project also…

BARDSTOWN BOURBON COMPANY HIRES FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF RESTAURANT OPERATIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED GREENBRIER RESORT

Pedro Gonzalez to Lead the Development and Operations of BBCo’s Food & Beverage Experience   Bardstown, KY (August 2, 2017) – The Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo), the largest new bourbon distillery in America, announced today the hiring of Pedro Gonzalez, the former Executive Director of Restaurant Operations for the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Mr. Gonzalez will lead the development and operations of BBCo’s restaurant, whiskey and…

KDA’s New Public Service Announcement Promotes Safe Ride Options

Master Distillers remind Kentucky Bourbon Trail® visitors: “You have too many good safe-ride choices not to make the right one.”     For immediate release – July 24, 2017   FRANKFORT, Ky – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association released a new public service announcement today that reminds guests to plan ahead and use the many safe ride options available when visiting the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour.…

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Release of 2017 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling

For Immediate Release     Eleventh Edition of annual ultra-premium release will honor late Heaven Hill Distillery Master Distiller Emeritus Parker Beam and continue support of ALS research and patient care BARDSTOWN, KY— Heaven Hill Distillery announced today the 2017 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection – an 11-year-old, Single Barrel Bourbon. The eleventh edition will be shipping into select markets across the country…

Silent Brigade Distillery Joins Kentucky Distillers’ Association

For Immediate Release – July 17, 2017     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Silent Brigade Distillery in downtown Paducah is the newest and 34th member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Silent Brigade was founded in 2014 by Keith Bundy and John Brown, co-workers and friends for more than…

Distillers, Lyft Looking For Safe Ride Drivers

Public invited to breakfast sessions to learn about opportunities to fight drunk driving and earn money in Kentucky Bourbon Trail® cities   For immediate release – July 10, 2017   FRANKFORT, Ky – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and Lyft are hosting breakfast sessions in Bardstown and Versailles this month to educate and recruit safe ride drivers in local Kentucky Bourbon Trail® communities.   The effort…

KDA Statement on EU Article

July 7, 2017     “Kentucky Bourbon is a thriving, $8.5 billion homegrown industry that employs nearly 17,500 people and is enjoyed in more than 125 countries. Global markets are increasingly important to our signature industry, and we have worked hard over the past decade to open doors, level the playing field and eliminate discriminatory tariffs and policies that would put Kentucky Bourbon at a…