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…

Boone County Distilling Company Offering Tours of Their Distillery and Barrel Warehouse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2016   The Boone County Distilling Company has been producing premium bourbon for just a year. Reviving a distilling history in northern Kentucky with deep roots in producing quality spirits in the 1800s. Boone County Distilling Company pays homage in resurrecting the culture, pride and determination of these early distilling pioneers-and in producing products, such as the Company’s signature ten-year…

Evan Williams, Elijah Craig Kick Off Presidential Campaign

Two legends of Bourbon running as American-made Independents   FOR RELEASE: For Immediate Release Bardstown, KY – Evan Williams and Elijah Craig kicked off their presidential campaign today from the Bourbon Capitol of the World – Bardstown, Ky. The historical figures started the Bourbon movement campaigning on support for America’s Military, smoothness and responsibility. “In the current political climate, Rev. Craig and I believe that…

CONSTELLATION BRANDS ACQUIRES A MINORITY STAKE IN THE BARDSTOWN BOURBON COMPANY

Strategic Investment Provides the Fast-Growing, Largest New Whiskey Distillery in the United States with Strong Partner for Future Growth   Bardstown, KY (October 17, 2016) –The Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo), the largest new whiskey distillery in the United States, announced today that Constellation Brands acquired a minority stake in the company. This strategic opportunity provides BBCo with a strong platform to develop new brands and create…

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Michter’s Names Pamela Heilmann Master Distiller As It Institutes Succession Plan

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Distillery is announcing promotions of senior production staff as it carries through on its succession plan. Pamela Heilmann will assume the position of Michter’s Master Distiller, previously held by Willie Pratt, who will be transitioning to a flexible schedule as Michter’s Master Distiller Emeritus. Michter’s Vice President Andrea Wilson will add the position of Master of Maturation to…

Woodford Reserve Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Press conference held at Distillery honoring milestones and achievements   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   Versailles, Ky. (October 17, 2016) – This morning, Woodford Reserve celebrated 20 years of ultra-premium craftsmanship, innovation and the bright future ahead with a press conference at the Woodford Reserve Distillery. The 20th anniversary was honored with reminiscent remarks from Paul Varga, Brown-Forman CEO, Chris Morris, Master Distiller and…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ Announces 2017 Dates, Host City, Director Search

For Immediate Release – October 4, 2016     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced a new three-year partnership that will keep the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Affair fantasy camp in Louisville through 2019, as well as dates for next year’s event and a national search for a KBA Director.   KDA President Eric Gregory also said Whisky Live, an international celebration of…

Wadelyn Ranch Distilling Joins Kentucky Distillers’ Association

For Immediate Release – September 30, 2016     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Wadelyn Ranch Distillery in Lincoln County is the newest and 33rd member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. “Wadelyn Ranch is a great example of Kentucky’s thriving micro-distillery movement that’s using locally sourced grains and fruits…

Heaven Hill Distillery, One of the Nation’s Foremost American Whiskey Producers, Announces A Major Redesign of Flagship Elijah Craig Small Batch

New Look for Iconic Bottle Better Mirrors the Premium Spirit Within and Celebrates Its Availability for Years to Come FOR RELEASE: For Immediate Release BARDSTOWN, Ky.—Heaven Hill Distillery, one of the nation’s foremost American whiskey producers now celebrating 81 years and three generations of family ownership, today announces a major redesign of its flagship Elijah Craig Small Batch packaging. It includes a contemporary, yet traditional new…

Jeptha Creed Distillery Joins Kentucky Distillers’ Association

For Immediate Release – September 28, 2016   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today proudly welcomed Jeptha Creed Distillery as its newest and 32nd member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. The first distillery in Shelby County since Prohibition, Jeptha Creed is slated to open to the public later this year. The…