KDA Statement on Passage of House Bill 100

March 8, 2017     “House Bill 100 is another important step forward in modernizing the Commonwealth’s alcohol laws and strengthening Kentucky’s rightful place as the one, true and authentic home of Bourbon and distilled spirits.   “This much-needed bill continues our efforts to level the playing field with our partners in the beer and wine industry, while clarifying long-held standards that whiskey carrying the…

FOUR ROSES UNVEILS COMMEMORATIVE DERBY FESTIVAL POSTER BOTTLE

 SPECIAL SIGNING SET FOR MARCH 9 March 7, 2017. Louisville, KY. – This spring, you’ll find signs of the Derby Festival everywhere, including on bourbon bottles. Four Roses Bourbon has just released their commemorative Derby Festival Poster Special Selection Single Barrel Bourbon, featuring the image of the 2017 Derby Festival Official Poster designed by Ron Jasin, and a single barrel bourbon selected by Festival Officials.…

Four Roses 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch Named America’s Best Kentucky Bourbon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (March 3, 2017) – Four Roses Bourbon received top accolades during Whisky Magazine’s World Whiskies Awards ceremony, held on Tuesday, February 28 in New York City. Four Roses’ 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch was named America’s Best Kentucky Bourbon. The limited edition bottling featured a 12-year-old Bourbon from Four Roses’ OESO recipe, a 12-year-old OBSV and a 16-year-old OESK. “It’s…

New Riff Distillery

New Riff to Host HOLLER, a Celebration of Kentucky Craft Beer and Spirits, in April

Second-annual event will celebrate small craft producers from all over Kentucky FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Newport, KY – [February 8, 2017] – New Riff Distilling will once again host HOLLER, a second-annual event that brings members of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, the Kentucky Guild of Brewers, and more together to celebrate the passion, history and art of making great Kentucky whiskey and beer. HOLLER…

Old Pogue Est 1876

The Old Pogue Distillery Announces Release of Old Maysville Club Rye

The Old Pogue Distillery, LLC, dba Old Pogue, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, today announced the release of its iconic and historical “Old Maysville Club” Kentucky Straight Rye Malt Whisky. “Old Maysville Club” Rye is a Bottled in Bond Whisky, distilled and bottled by The Old Pogue Distillery, in Bourbon’s Birthplace, Maysville, Kentucky. “Old Maysville Club” was one of Old Pogue’s original brands with a history…

Limestone Branch Distillery

Limestone Branch Distillery Launches Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey

(Lebanon, Ky.) February 27, 2017 – Limestone Branch Distillery introduces Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey, featuring straight rye whiskey with a sherry cask finish and bottled at 90 proof. “My grandfather, Minor Case Beam, made rye whiskey in his day, before prohibition, which was his specialty. This rye whiskey is inspired by him and a tribute to his distilling legacy,” says Steve Beam, president and…

Bill Samuels Jr. Speaking at Friends of Lake Barkley Event March 31

“Bourbon, Beef and BS” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CADIZ, Ky. – (Feb. 24, 2017) – Bourbon enthusiasts and anyone interested in bourbon history are invited to Lake Barkley State Resort Park on March 31 for a special event that will help the park. Bill Samuels Jr., president emeritus of Maker’s Mark, will speak during “Bourbon, Beef and BS,” sponsored by the Friends of Lake Barkley. The…

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…