New Impact Report Highlights Distillers’ Efforts To Craft A Better Drinking Culture


For Immediate Release – July 16, 2019     FRANKFORT, Ky –Today the Kentucky Distillers’ Association released its first-ever social responsibility impact report that outlines the group’s significant progress since boosting its leadership and commitment to this top industry priority two years ago.    The report, titled “Crafting A Better Drinking Culture,” reflects on the progress made with key stakeholders towards the industry’s data-driven efforts…

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Expands With More Distilleries, New Look & Finishing Prize


For Immediate Release – June 25th, 2019     FRANKFORT, Ky. – Seven years ago, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association created the nation’s first and only tourism attraction to showcase its flourishing artisan distilling movement – the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®.    Today, the KDA announced that the thriving, groundbreaking adventure is expanding to include new spirits producers and is rewarding visitors who tour all…



200 Bottles of Special Edition NBA2LOU Yellowstone® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Available for Purchase at Liquor Barn during One Day Fundraiser   When: Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Where: Liquor Barn, Springhurst Towne Center location at 4131 Towne Center Dr., Louisville, KY 40241 What: 200 bottles of special edition NBA2LOU Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon will be available for purchase for a one-day-only special event at the Liquor…



For Immediate Release – March 25, 2019       BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Known far and wide as the Bourbon Capital of the World®, Bardstown is the newest Official Gateway sponsor to the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today.   With its robust mix of iconic brand destinations and smaller craft distilleries, Bardstown is a bustling hub for thousands of…

KDA Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 85


For immediate Release – March 14, 2019     The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and its members applaud the General Assembly for tonight’s overwhelming final passage of Senate Bill 85, the ignition interlock bill that will help keep drunk drivers off Kentucky roadways and save lives. SB 85 is the result of months of tireless work by a diverse coalition of stakeholders, including the KDA, Mothers…

What’s your DRINKiQ? Find out at the Frazier!


LOUISVILLE, KY – Thursday, March 14, 2019 — Pencils up! The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center at the Frazier History Museum is now offering its visitors a free quiz about alcohol and the effects of drinking.   The quiz can be accessed via touch-screen monitors that the Frazier, in partnership with Diageo and with the sponsorship of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA), has installed in…



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     Frankfort, KY (March 7, 2019) — The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) and Better Drinking Culture (BDC) today announced their partnership to launch a responsible retailing program that will audit and recognize distilleries’ best practices in operations and marketing.   The program is intended to help distillers provide memorable experiences and mitigate alcohol-related harms. Visitor centers that successfully complete an audit of…

KDA Joins Forces With Traffic Safety Stakeholders To Prevent Drunk Driving in Kentucky


Group calls for bipartisan support of Senate Bill 85   For Immediate Release – February 20, 2019   FRANKFORT, Ky – Today, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) joined Senator Whitney Westerfield and a variety of traffic safety stakeholders to call for bipartisan support of Senate Bill 85, which will prevent drunk driving in Kentucky.   The group worked for months…

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


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


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…

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