Forecastle Announces Lineup for Bourbon Lodge

Kentucky is the epicenter of Bourbon – seriously, 95% of the world’s Bourbon is produced here! As a result, Forecastle is about much more than just the music. The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge has grown into a Forecastle headliner all its own, featuring local eats, drinks, and festival perks that are unrivaled!  For the fifth year, we are partnering with the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to make our Bourbon Lodge…

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Offers Special, Limited Edition Kentucky Derby Festival Bourbon Bottle

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As an official sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience will release a special edition bottle of 2009 Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon to commemorate the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience will also be the sole location providing Pegasus Pins through March 6. Dipped in a unique gold…

Four Roses Bourbon Partners with Derby Festival for  14th annual ‘Rose Julep’ Contest

Louisville-area bartenders will compete for best mint julep   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 16, 2017) – When you think of the Kentucky Derby Festival, you may also think of a mint julep – crushed ice, mellow Bourbon, simple syrup and fresh mint, all muddled together in a silver cup. Over the years, Louisville bartenders have continually put unique twists on…

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Adds More Experiences For Bourbon Fans

For Immediate Release – February 16, 2017   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The iconic Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® is expanding with two new members in Lexington and Northern Kentucky, giving fans the opportunity to experience 13 distilleries on the tour that showcases the state’s burgeoning micro distilleries. Bluegrass Distillers in Lexington and Boone County Distilling Company in Independence join the fast-growing and impressive tour of…

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ANGEL’S ENVY DISTILLERY JOINS THE KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL® TOUR

For Immediate Release – February 13, 2017   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Angel’s Envy, Louisville’s newest distillery, is also the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience, becoming the 10th stop on the world-famous journey that showcases the state’s signature spirit. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement today at the downtown site on historic Whiskey Row, where Angel’s Envy recently opened its $27 million…

O.Z. TYLER DISTILLERY RAISES $25.5 MILLION IN NEW CAPITAL

Begins expansion to 75,000 barrels annually   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2017 February 8, 2017, Owensboro, KY – Terressentia Corporation, premium spirits producer in N. Charleston, SC and owner/operator of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro, KY, has closed on new capital funding of $12,250,000 in preferred equity and a new term loan of $13,250,000. Proceeds will be used to retire $17 million in…

Kentucky Bourbon Boom Adds $1 Billion To State Economy and 2,000 Jobs in Last Two Years 

For Immediate Release – February 7, 2017     FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s skyrocketing Bourbon industry shows no signs of slowing down, as the signature spirit increased its economic output by $1 billion in the last two years alone and added another 2,000 distillery-related jobs to its workforce, according to a new study released today.   Kentucky Bourbon now pours $8.5 billion each year into…

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…

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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…