Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer With “100 Proof” Award

December6th2018

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…

GATHER RESPONSIBLY THIS THANKSGIVING

November20th2018

SAFE RIDE KY COALITION OFFERS $20 LYFT DISCOUNTS TO PREVENT IMPAIRED DRIVING THIS WEEK   For Immediate Release – November 20, 2018   FRANKFORT, Ky – Starting Wednesday, the Safe Ride KY coalition will be offering $20,000 of safe rides over the Thanksgiving holiday to prevent impaired driving, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today. By entering the code SAFERIDETURKEY in the Lyft mobile application, users…

Wildcat Coalition Delivers 675 Safe Rides On Game Day

November8th2018

University of Kentucky Police Report Zero Game-Related DUIs     For Immediate Release – November 8, 2018   LEXINGTON, Ky. – A local coalition delivered 675 safe rides throughout Lexington last Saturday around UK’s battle against the Georgia Bulldogs, removing nearly 50 potentially impaired drivers every hour from Fayette County roadways.   “That’s a lot of people who made the intentional choice not to drink…

Kentucky Distillers Raise A Glass To Honor Dave Pickerell

November2nd2018

November 2, 2018     “The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and its 40 members are saddened and shocked at the untimely passing of our friend and colleague, Dave Pickerell. In addition to his past duties as Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark, Dave was a longtime member of the KDA Board of Directors and was instrumental in the relaunch of the KDA as a full-time organization in…

How Do True Blue Kentuckians Enjoy Game Day? By Drinking Responsibly

November2nd2018

Wildcat coalition offers $20 safe ride discounts & other programs for Saturday   For Immediate Release – November 2, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has teamed up with the University of Kentucky, Keeneland, and a coalition of Bluegrass supporters to make this weekend’s historic game a memorable one with three responsible drinking programs from Lyft, Better Drinking Culture, and The…

Celebrate “Mocktober” This Week To Help Fund Local Addiction Recovery Efforts

October15th2018

For Immediate Release – October 15, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the second straight year, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and The Mocktail Project have declared this week “Mocktober” to promote inclusion of non-drinkers and empower more mindful consumption.   Through Sunday, Kentuckians are encouraged to visit more than 20 participating bars, restaurants and distilleries to enjoy a non-alcoholic “mocktail” or craft their own…

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. Launches via Chicago American Brandy Aged in FEW Rye Whiskey Barrels

September28th2018

Distillers Celebrate Friendship, Music, AM Radio, and Creative Expression in a Glass   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                  …

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September28th2018

Distillers Celebrate Friendship, Music, AM Radio, and Creative Expression in a Glass   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                  …

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Inventory Reaches 46-Year High

September27th2018

For Immediate Release – September 27, 2018     FRANKFORT, Ky. – As the Commonwealth closes out Kentucky Bourbon Heritage Month, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that the state’s aging Bourbon inventory has reached 7.5 million barrels, the most since 1972.   The total number of all barrels – including Bourbon, brandy and other spirits – reached 8.1 million, the most since 1971. The…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes James E. Pepper Distillery as Newest Craft Member

September25th2018

For Immediate Release – September 25, 2018       FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that the historic James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington is the newest and 39th member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   Located in the heart of Lexington’s vibrant Distillery District, the restored Pepper distillery began…