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…

Get In The Holiday Spirit – Responsibly


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


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


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…

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