Diageo Takes Stride Towards Climate Change Goal with First Carbon Neutral Distillery

June29th2020

Announces Plans for Kentucky Whiskey Distillery Producing Bulleit to be One of Largest Carbon Neutral Distilleries in North America    LEBANON, Ky. (June 29, 2020) – Global beverage leader Diageo announced today that its new Kentucky whiskey distillery, which will distill Bulleit, is expected to be carbon neutral – one of the largest in North America, and a first for Diageo. Reinforcing Diageo’s global commitment…

Evan Williams Bourbon Announces 2020 American-Made Heroes

June23rd2020

Select class of veterans chosen to be featured on special edition labels and receive $5,000 donation from American-Made Heroes Foundation to charity of their choice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2020     BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Evan Williams Bourbon today announced the veterans selected as the 2020 American-Made Heroes. Each veteran will receive a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice through the recently…

KDA STATEMENT on EQUALITY + DIVERSITY

June9th2020

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and its members are deeply saddened over the loss of Black lives like George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others, including Breonna Taylor who died in our own backyard.   These recent deaths, and the ongoing protests for justice and equality, have led us to look inward and start asking the tough but necessary questions about what actions we must take…

KDA AND WW&W COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT TEAM KENTUCKY FUND

June5th2020

For Immediate Release – June 5, 2020     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced its collaboration with Westport Whiskey & Wine for a special sale of a limited number of their one-of-a-kind barrel selections from their exclusive Bourbon Affair Release Series to raise money for Kentuckians that have been financially impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.   Created in 2014 by…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Cancels Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Ceremony for 2020

June5th2020

For Immediate Release – June 5, 2020     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously decided to cancel this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame induction and ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Created by the KDA in conjunction with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in 2001, the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame recognizes individuals…

Wilderness Trail Distillery to release first 6-year-old

May28th2020

For immediate release May 27, 2020     Danville, KY — Wilderness Trail Distillery has been waiting patiently to have fans sip its first six-year-old wheated Bourbon. Wilderness Trail, the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, plans to highlight the Trail’s  June 8 reopening by releasing a 6-year-old, wheated bottled in bond Bourbon, on this celebratory day. The other releases by the Danville distillery,…

Public Sale of Hand Sanitizer

April30th2020

Many of our craft distilleries are selling hand sanitizer to businesses and the public. This not only helps with public safety during this pandemic, it’s also a vital stream of revenue to these small, local companies at a time when their tourism centers and tasting rooms are closed. If you or your business are in need of hand sanitizer, please see below for a list…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ Fantasy Camp Canceled For 2020

April24th2020

For Immediate Release – April 24, 2020     FRANKFORT, Ky. –  The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that it has canceled its annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp in 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but plans to resume the event in September 2021.   The prestigious seventh annual event was scheduled for September 21 – 26. Ticket sales were set to open last…

Evan Williams Bourbon Launches American-Made Heroes Foundation Fund

April23rd2020

2020 funds will support nonprofit organizations that serve the veteran community negatively impacted by COVID-19 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2020   BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Evan Williams Bourbon today established the American-Made Heroes Foundation Fund, continuing the brand’s support of veterans since launching the American-Made Heroes program and limited-edition label in 2015. As an American-made and American-owned brand, Evan Williams recognizes true American heroes each…

Rabbit Hole Kicks Off #2DreamInside Campaign with Contribution to Tales of the Cocktail Foundation 

April21st2020

$50,000 in direct COVID-19 relief and up to an additional $150,000 to support the bar industry through Foundation initiatives   Louisville, KY (April 21, 2020) – Rabbit Hole and Tales of the Cocktail Foundation are pleased to announce a long-term partnership developed to provide immediate financial relief to the bar industry and support the 501c3 nonprofit’s mission of leaving a long-lasting impact on the communities…