Wilderness Trail Distillery Barrels Up to the  Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Tour


Danville Distillery Becomes 18th Stop On Historic Journey     DANVILLE, Ky. – Wilderness Trail, one of the founding distillery destinations on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft TourⓇ, has advanced to join the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure, becoming the 18th stop on the world-famous journey that showcases America’s only native spirit.   Launched in 2012 as a premium craft distillery in Danville, Ky., Wilderness Trail…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association & Distilled Spirits Council Partner on “Spirits United” Grassroots Platform


For Immediate Release – January 17, 2020                             FRANKFORT, Ky. – The historic Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that it is partnering with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) in joining Spirits United as a partner to expand the grassroots network throughout the birthplace of Bourbon.    Spirits United features important information on key…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Announces New Board Officers, Directors


For Immediate Release – January 15, 2020       FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Jessica Pendergrass, General Counsel for Heaven Hill Brands, has been named Chairwoman of the historic group’s Board of Directors for 2020.   With more than 12 years of corporate attorney and commercial negotiation experience, Pendergrass joined Heaven Hill as the company’s first in-house Corporate Counsel…

Kentucky Distillers Mourn The Passing of Al Young


For Immediate Releasee – December 26, 2019       FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today expressed deep sadness on the sudden passing of Al Young of Four Roses, one of the industry’s most endearing ambassadors and leading historians with a wealth of industry knowledge and experience that spanned over half a century.    KDA President Eric Gregory said Young’s infectious charisma, trademark…



KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’ ASSOCIATION LEADS COALITION OFFERING FREE LYFT RIDES TO PREVENT IMPAIRED DRIVING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON   For Immediate Release – December 19, 2019 LOUISVILLE, KY –The Safe Ride KY coalition today announced that it is offering $10,000 worth of free rides over the upcoming holidays to complement DUI enforcement efforts and prevent impaired driving on Kentucky roadways. Individuals can claim $10 in ride…

2 Barrels For Every Kentuckian –Distillers Top 9 Million Barrels For First Time in Modern Era


For Immediate Release – October 30, 2019     FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry set two modern era records last year by filling more than 2.1 million barrels of Bourbon and aging 9.1 million total barrels of spirits, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today.    That’s the highest inventory in the 52 years that barrel inventory records have been kept…

Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Inducts Six New Members & Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award


For Immediate Release – September 19, 2019     BARDSTOWN, KY. – The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today inducted six individuals into its hallowed ranks and bestowed its Parker Beam Lifetime Achievement Award on a beloved icon who patiently resurrected one of the state’s most historic distilleries and returned the family-owned brand to global prominence.    This year’s inductees are, in alphabetical order: Katrina…

Kentucky Bourbon Continues to Boom as September is Declared “Bourbon Heritage Month”


For Immediate Release – August 30, 2019 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin today praised Kentucky’s signature Bourbon industry for its monumental growth by declaring the month of September as “Bourbon Heritage Month” in the Commonwealth. “As I promote Kentucky around the world, I’m frequently asked about our historic Bourbon industry,” Gov. Bevin said. “The love of Bourbon is a global phenomenon with deep roots…

End Summer With a Bang! Not a DUI


Safe Ride KY Offers Free Lyft Rides To Prevent Impaired Driving During Labor Day Weekend   LOUISVILLE, KY – Today the Safe Ride KY coalition announced that it is offering Kentuckians $10,000 worth of free rides to complement DUI enforcement efforts and prevent impaired driving over Labor Day weekend. Individuals can claim $10 in ride credits by downloading the Lyft app on their phones, entering…

Limestone Branch Distillery Nominated for “Best Craft Distillery”  in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards


Lebanon-based distillery is only Kentucky distillery nominated     (Lebanon, Ky.) August 27, 2019 – Vote for Limestone Branch Distillery! The Lebanon, Kentucky, craft distillery is nominated for Best Craft Whiskey Distillery by USA Today’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Of the 20 nominees chosen by the publication’s American spirits expert panel, Limestone Branch is the only craft distillery in Kentucky included. “We are thrilled to be nominated…

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