Make It A Double: New Study Shows Bourbon Industry Has Doubled Economic Impact In 10 Years

February6th2019

For Immediate Release – February 6, 2019   FRANKFORT, Ky. – Ten years ago, leaders of Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry poured whiskey on the Capitol steps to protest the latest tax hike on spirits.   Today, they poured Bourbon inside the Capitol to toast the industry’s epic turnaround.   Bourbon barons joined elected officials and key business executives to unveil a new…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Announces New Board Officers, Directors

January23rd2019

For Immediate Release – January 23, 2019 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Rick Robinson, Vice President of Product Supply Chain at Campari America, has been named chairman of the historic group’s Board of Directors for 2019. This marks the second time Robinson has served as chairman of the non-profit trade group that unites, promotes, protects and elevates the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. He also served as chairman…

Get In The Holiday Spirit – Responsibly

December21st2018

SAFE RIDE KY COALITION OFFERS $20 LYFT DISCOUNTS TO PREVENT IMPAIRED DRIVING     For Immediate Release – December 21, 2018    FRANKFORT, Ky – This holiday season, Kentuckians can claim $20 in safe ride discounts thanks to Safe Ride KY, a state-wide coalition led by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.   Users can enter promo code SLEIGHRIDEKY into the Lyft mobile application between December 21, 2018…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes Two Kentucky Distillers to Heritage Level Membership

December18th2018

For Immediate Release – December 18, 2018       FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Bardstown Bourbon Company and Louisville Distilling Company have advanced to the rank of “Heritage” members, the highest level in the non-profit group that unites and leads the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. To qualify as a Heritage member, distilleries must have at least…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer With “100 Proof” Award

December6th2018

For Immediate Release – December 6, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association this week honored Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his leadership in championing the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Mayor Fischer is the first local official to ever receive the award, which is the highest honor that the KDA bestows to elected…

GATHER RESPONSIBLY THIS THANKSGIVING

November20th2018

SAFE RIDE KY COALITION OFFERS $20 LYFT DISCOUNTS TO PREVENT IMPAIRED DRIVING THIS WEEK   For Immediate Release – November 20, 2018   FRANKFORT, Ky – Starting Wednesday, the Safe Ride KY coalition will be offering $20,000 of safe rides over the Thanksgiving holiday to prevent impaired driving, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today. By entering the code SAFERIDETURKEY in the Lyft mobile application, users…

Wildcat Coalition Delivers 675 Safe Rides On Game Day

November8th2018

University of Kentucky Police Report Zero Game-Related DUIs     For Immediate Release – November 8, 2018   LEXINGTON, Ky. – A local coalition delivered 675 safe rides throughout Lexington last Saturday around UK’s battle against the Georgia Bulldogs, removing nearly 50 potentially impaired drivers every hour from Fayette County roadways.   “That’s a lot of people who made the intentional choice not to drink…

Kentucky Distillers Raise A Glass To Honor Dave Pickerell

November2nd2018

November 2, 2018     “The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and its 40 members are saddened and shocked at the untimely passing of our friend and colleague, Dave Pickerell. In addition to his past duties as Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark, Dave was a longtime member of the KDA Board of Directors and was instrumental in the relaunch of the KDA as a full-time organization in…

How Do True Blue Kentuckians Enjoy Game Day? By Drinking Responsibly

November2nd2018

Wildcat coalition offers $20 safe ride discounts & other programs for Saturday   For Immediate Release – November 2, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has teamed up with the University of Kentucky, Keeneland, and a coalition of Bluegrass supporters to make this weekend’s historic game a memorable one with three responsible drinking programs from Lyft, Better Drinking Culture, and The…

Celebrate “Mocktober” This Week To Help Fund Local Addiction Recovery Efforts

October15th2018

For Immediate Release – October 15, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the second straight year, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and The Mocktail Project have declared this week “Mocktober” to promote inclusion of non-drinkers and empower more mindful consumption.   Through Sunday, Kentuckians are encouraged to visit more than 20 participating bars, restaurants and distilleries to enjoy a non-alcoholic “mocktail” or craft their own…