KDA STATEMENT on EQUALITY + DIVERSITY

June9th2020

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and its members are deeply saddened over the loss of Black lives like George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others, including Breonna Taylor who died in our own backyard.   These recent deaths, and the ongoing protests for justice and equality, have led us to look inward and start asking the tough but necessary questions about what actions we must take…

KDA AND WW&W COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT TEAM KENTUCKY FUND

June5th2020

For Immediate Release – June 5, 2020     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced its collaboration with Westport Whiskey & Wine for a special sale of a limited number of their one-of-a-kind barrel selections from their exclusive Bourbon Affair Release Series to raise money for Kentuckians that have been financially impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.   Created in 2014 by…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Cancels Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Ceremony for 2020

June5th2020

For Immediate Release – June 5, 2020     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously decided to cancel this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame induction and ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Created by the KDA in conjunction with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in 2001, the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame recognizes individuals…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ Fantasy Camp Canceled For 2020

April24th2020

For Immediate Release – April 24, 2020     FRANKFORT, Ky. –  The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that it has canceled its annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp in 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but plans to resume the event in September 2021.   The prestigious seventh annual event was scheduled for September 21 – 26. Ticket sales were set to open last…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Members Donate Nearly 125,000 Gallons Of Hand Sanitizer To Critical Areas

April15th2020

For Immediate Release – April 15, 2020     FRANKFORT, KY. — The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that member distilleries have produced and donated nearly 125,000 gallons of desperately needed hand sanitizer across the Commonwealth to frontline workers, hospitals and healthcare facilities.   In the last few weeks, KDA distillers – from the largest to the smallest – retooled their facilities, sourced necessary supplies,…

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…