September30th2013

WHAT: Lexington’s Town Branch Distillery will celebrate its one-year anniversary by staying open late and offering free self-guided tours of the distillery to the public, along with samples of its three spirits: Town Branch Bourbon®, Pearse Lyons Reserve® malt whiskey, and Bluegrass Sundown® bourbon-infused coffee liqueur. Local musicians will also provide live acoustic music sets. The evening anniversary tour hours are ideal for those who work during the day.

WHO: The public is invited to enjoy the free tours. Tour guides will be posted throughout the distillery to explain the process, history and products.
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company
401 Cross Street (near intersection of Versailles Rd. and W. Maxwell St.)
in downtown Lexington, Ky 40508. Free self-guided tours can start in the Visitor Center or the distillery. Patrons will be able to enjoy the distillery and gift shop, which will be open for purchases.

MORE: Town Branch Distillery opened in the heart of Lexington in October 2012 and was the first distillery to be built in Lexington in 100 years. It is named after the Town Branch stream, the waterway rich with limestone that once enticed numerous distillers to set up operations along its courses. Built with Kentucky limestone, the 20,000 square foot facility utilizes two traditional copper pot stills imported from Scotland. Town Branch Distillery currently is the only metropolitan location on The Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, which drew half a million visitors from across the world last year. For more information, visit www.townbranchdistillery.com.

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. is the producer of award-winning beer and spirits authentic to Kentucky. In 2000, Irish entrepreneur Dr. Pearse Lyons, the founder and president of Alltech, acquired the historic downtown Lexington brewing facility, which has grown to become one of the few joint brewing and distilling operations in the world. Its Kentucky Ale family of brews – Kentucky Ale®, Kentucky Kölsch™, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout™ and Kentucky IPA™ – has collected numerous medals at events, including the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championships, the 2012 North American Brewers Association Beer Fest and the 2010 World Beer Cup. In 2012, the company became the newest stop on the world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon Trail® with the opening of its Town Branch Distillery, which crafts Town Branch® Bourbon, Pearse Lyons Reserve® malt whiskey and Bluegrass Sundown® bourbon-infused coffee liqueur. For more information, visit kentuckyale.com. For media assets including high-resolution photos, visit alltech.com/press.