Golden Tickets White Hot Once Again

VIP Packages to Elite Bourbon Fantasy Camp on Sale Monday For Immediate Release – February 2, 2017   LOUISVILLE, Ky. –A limited number of VIP all-access Golden Tickets to the fourth annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ will go on sale at noon EST Monday, Feb. 6. The ultimate six-day Bourbon fantasy camp is the only event that is actually hosted by the legendary distilleries themselves and…

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Barrels Past 1 Million Visits In 2016

For Immediate Release – January 25, 2017   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experiences hosted more than 1 million visits last year, breaking the milestone mark for the first time since the tour was founded in 1999, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today. The booming tourist attraction has grown 300 percent in the last 10 years and spawned the companion Kentucky Bourbon…

KDA Statement regarding the passing of Parker Beam

January 9, 2017       “The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and its members are deeply saddened by the passing of Bourbon legend and longtime friend Parker Beam, and offers its heartfelt condolences to his family and Heaven Hill Distillery.   “Parker Beam wasn’t just a name on a bottle – he was the living embodiment of the whiskey inside: authentic, classic, well-seasoned and distilled from…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Announces New Board Officers, Directors

For Immediate Release – January 5, 2017 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Ryan Ashley, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Distillery Operations for the Four Roses Distillery, has been named Chairman of the historic group’s Board of Directors for 2017. Ashley, 45, leads all distillery operations at Four Roses and is currently overseeing a $54 million expansion that will double…

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…

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…

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…

Jim Beam Distillery

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…

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…

Wilderness Trail Distillery

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…