KDA Statement on Trade/Tariff Issue

June20th2018

June 20, 2018     “As we have said for the past few months, there are no winners in a trade war, only casualties and consequences. The KDA and its members believe that tariffs and retaliatory measures will have a significant impact on Bourbon investment, employment and economic growth throughout the Commonwealth.   “As a uniquely American product, Bourbon and distilled spirits accounted for more…

Bourbon Without Borders – Governor Signs Shipping Bill, Mails First Bottles Of Signature Spirit

June1st2018

For Immediate Release – June 1, 2018       LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin today ceremonially signed a new law that allows visitors to ship bottles of Kentucky’s signature spirit home, then joined Bourbon Barons and legislative leaders to box and dispatch the first commemorative bottles to celebrate the historic occasion.   The event took place at the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome…

Statement by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association on the Trade/Tariff Issue

May31st2018

May 31, 2018     “The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has long been an advocate of free and fair trade which has catapulted our legendary craft into an unparalleled chapter of global success.   “Bourbon is a thriving $8.5 billion industry in Kentucky, generating 17,500 jobs with an annual payroll of $800 million. Spirits production and consumption pours more than $825 million into federal, state, and local…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair Fantasy Camp To Feature Kentucky Proud Products

May25th2018

For Immediate Release – May 25, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Proud, which markets farm-fresh fare and ingredients from across the Bluegrass, will showcase the state’s top agricultural offerings and talented local chefs at June’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp.   “The Kentucky Bourbon Affair celebrates the homegrown allure and authenticity of Kentucky Bourbon, and you can’t get more genuine than Kentucky Proud,”…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ To Feature Exclusive Private Barrel Picks By Panel Of Legendary Hall of Fame Master Distillers

May14th2018

Sales From Epic Closing Event To Benefit Kentucky Charities     For Immediate Release – May 14, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the first time ever, legendary Master Distillers from the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame have banded together and hand-picked elite single barrels of Bourbon and Rye to be sold at the Kentucky Bourbon Affair closing event.   This historic charitable event…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Rep. Chad McCoy With “100 Proof” Award

May2nd2018

For Immediate Release – May 2, 2018   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association honored Rep. Chad McCoy on Monday with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his leadership in passing historic legislation in the 2018 General Assembly that allows distillery visitors to ship spirits home.   “As the chief sponsor of House Bill 400, Rep. McCoy was instrumental in securing the successful passage…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer With “100 Proof” Award

May2nd2018

For Immediate Release – May 2, 2018   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association honored Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer on Monday with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his exemplary efforts in the 2018 legislative session to promote and protect the Commonwealth’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   KDA President Eric Gregory cited Sen. Thayer’s skilled leadership in guiding House Bill 400…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes Preservation Distillery as Newest Craft Member

April25th2018

For Immediate Release –  April 25, 2018     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Preservation Distillery in Bardstown is the newest and 38th member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   Founder Marci Palatella said she has dreamed of opening a distillery since 1985 when she got into the spirits and wine…

Tickets To Kentucky Bourbon Affair’s Higher Proof Expo On Sale Now

April12th2018

For immediate release – April 12, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tickets for this year’s Higher Proof Expo – a daylong, hands-on workshop packed with unique educational, culinary and tastings sessions – are now on sale, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today.   This year’s innovative HPEX will be held Saturday, June 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new Omni Hotel…

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference will explore transformative ideas in brewing and distilling

April3rd2018

Plan to arrive early for the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest   Media Release:  April 3, 2018     [LEXINGTON, Ky.] – ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE18), held May 20–22 in Lexington, Kentucky, will provide anyone interested in the burgeoning business of brewing and distilling, including consumers, with a unique opportunity to participate in a global conversation about industry innovations, challenges and trends. A…