KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’ ASSOCIATION WELCOMES LOG STILL DISTILLERY AS CRAFT MEMBER

July21st2021

For Immediate Release – July 21, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Log Still Distillery in Nelson County is the newest and 44th member of the nonprofit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   Cousins J.W. “Wally” Dant III, Lynne Dant, and Charles Dant are building Log Still Distillery as an expansive distilling…

KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’ ASSOCIATION WELCOMES CASTLE & KEY AS NEWEST HERITAGE MEMBER

June29th2021

For Immediate Release – June 29, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Castle & Key Distillery in Woodford County is the 43rd member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   In 2014, Castle & Key co-founders Will Arvin and Wes Murry purchased the historic Old Taylor Distillery at 4445 McCracken…

New Bourbon Trail™ Passport & Field Guide Offers Visitors The Ultimate Kentucky Bourbon Experience

May26th2021

For Immediate Release – May 26, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. — The world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour is celebrating its 22nd birthday with a new Bourbon Trail™ Passport & Field Guide to help visitors plan and prepare for the ultimate journey behind America’s only native spirit.  The comprehensive guide contains 150 pages of information about the attraction, from maps and suggested itineraries to cocktail recipes, helpful…

KENTUCKY DISTILLERS WELCOME DELAY ON DOUBLING OF E.U. WHISKEY TARIFFS

May17th2021

For Immediate Release – May 17, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The historic Kentucky Distillers’ Association today applauded the joint U.S. and E.U. decision to delay the doubling of tariffs on Bourbon and American whiskey that were set to automatically increase June 1. “This is welcome news as distillers in Kentucky and across America were perilously close to a crippling blow on European exports,” KDA President…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Cancels Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame® Ceremony

April29th2021

For Immediate Release – April 29, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame® induction and ceremony has been canceled.   Created by the KDA in 2001, the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame® recognizes individuals and organizations that have made a significant and transformational impact on Bourbon’s stature, growth and awareness.   It is the…

Kentucky State University, Kentucky Distillers’ Association partner to support students, increase diversity in the fermentation and distillation industry

April1st2021

April 1, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State University and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) have partnered to establish the Kentucky Distillers’ Association Current Use Student Scholarship Fund. Funded by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association Lifting Spirits Foundation, the scholarship is available to Kentucky State students who are enrolled in the undergraduate certificate in fermentation and distillation science program, have the intention of joining the distilled spirits…

The Wild Turkey Distilling Co. and Russell’s Reserve Bourbon Announce Donation to Kentucky Distillers’ Association “Lifting Spirits Foundation”

March29th2021

$20,000 Endowment to Sponsor Scholars from Kentucky Universities Intended to Create More Diverse  and Equitable Opportunities within Commonwealth’s Signature Bourbon Industry LAWRENCEBURG, KY (March 29, 2021) — Today, The Wild Turkey Distilling Co. and Russell’s  Reserve Bourbon announce a donation of $20,000 to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Lifting  Spirits Foundation, a program aimed at increasing diversity in distilled spirits through scholarships  and externships. The donation…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes Brough Brothers Distillery as Newest Member

March29th2021

For Immediate Release – March 29, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Brough Brothers Distillery in Louisville is the newest and 42nd  member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   Brough Brothers Distillery is the first and only African American-owned, licensed and operating distillery in the state of Kentucky. It…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Scratches Kentucky Bourbon Affair in 2021

March11th2021

For Immediate Release – March 11, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. –  The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that it has canceled its annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp in 2021 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.   “While we are encouraged with vaccinations and declining cases, it would be difficult to hold such intimate, elegant events that attract people from all over the world,” KDA President Eric…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Toasts Final Passage of Priority Legislation

March5th2021

For Immediate Release – March 5, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today raised a glass to the final passage of three KDA priority measures, including House Bill 415, the update to last year’s historic direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping law that has become a model for the country.   Sponsored by Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, HB 415 passed the Senate today by a bipartisan…