KDA APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF HB 415 SHIPPING BILL

March26th2020

March 26, 2020       Kentucky took another bold step forward today in its continued leadership to modernize the spirits industry and end Prohibition-era policies with the final passage of House Bill 415, the producer-only direct-to-consumer shipping bill.      This legislation is built on the landmark reforms from House Bill 400 two years ago that allowed visitors to our world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail®…

Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Members Take Precautions To Combat Coronavirus, Some Suspending Tours

March12th2020

For Immediate Release – March 12, 2020   FRANKFORT, Ky. – In a special meeting today, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association Board of Directors strongly recommended that members take all necessary precautions to protect the safety of guests and staff on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour from the Coronavirus outbreak.  There are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus at any KDA member company. The Coronavirus has not…

THE KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL® ADVENTURE CELEBRATES ANOTHER YEAR OF RECORD-BREAKING VISITS, ANNOUNCES 21ST BIRTHDAY 

February13th2020

The nation’s iconic tourism experience boasts nearly 2 million visits in 2019     For Immediate Release – February 13, 2020   FRANKFORT, Ky. –  The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® destinations welcomed nearly two million visits in 2019.   What started as a handful of distillery stops and a few hundred visitors two…

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

January23rd2020

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

January17th2020

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

January15th2020

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

December26th2019

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…

MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS MEMORABLE WITH SAFE RIDES FROM LYFT

December19th2019

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

October30th2019

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

September19th2019

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…

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