Leaders of Global Whiskey Groups Unite In Kentucky, Call On World Leaders To Come Together And Restore Open And Fair Trade Of Spirits

July26th2018

For Immediate Release – July 26, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Executives with the world’s top whiskey associations today called upon global leaders to engage in timely dialogue that results in the prompt removal of recent tariffs between long-time friends and allies, particularly those imposed on spirits exports. At the “W9 – Spirit of Collaboration Summit,” hosted by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, representatives from nine international whiskey…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association To Host Leading Global Whiskey Groups In Historic “W8 Summit”

July19th2018

For Immediate Release – July 19, 2018       LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The world’s eight leading whiskey associations will gather in Kentucky, the Birthplace of Bourbon, next week in a historic summit to discuss trade issues that threaten the growth of this iconic, international industry.   The “W8 – Spirit of Collaboration Summit” is being hosted and coordinated by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, a…

Celebrate Freedom With Free Rides

June29th2018

Safe Ride KY Offers $20 Discounts To Prevent Impaired Driving On Independence Day     For Immediate Release – June 29, 2018   LOUISVILLE, Ky – Following the success of its Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day campaigns, the Safe Ride KY coalition today announced that it is offering Kentuckians $20,000 worth of discounted rides during Independence Day to prevent impaired driving.   Individuals can claim $20…

KDA Statement on Trade/Tariff Issue

June20th2018

June 20, 2018     “As we have said for the past few months, there are no winners in a trade war, only casualties and consequences. The KDA and its members believe that tariffs and retaliatory measures will have a significant impact on Bourbon investment, employment and economic growth throughout the Commonwealth.   “As a uniquely American product, Bourbon and distilled spirits accounted for more…

Bourbon Without Borders – Governor Signs Shipping Bill, Mails First Bottles Of Signature Spirit

June1st2018

For Immediate Release – June 1, 2018       LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin today ceremonially signed a new law that allows visitors to ship bottles of Kentucky’s signature spirit home, then joined Bourbon Barons and legislative leaders to box and dispatch the first commemorative bottles to celebrate the historic occasion.   The event took place at the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome…

Statement by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association on the Trade/Tariff Issue

May31st2018

May 31, 2018     “The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has long been an advocate of free and fair trade which has catapulted our legendary craft into an unparalleled chapter of global success.   “Bourbon is a thriving $8.5 billion industry in Kentucky, generating 17,500 jobs with an annual payroll of $800 million. Spirits production and consumption pours more than $825 million into federal, state, and local…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair Fantasy Camp To Feature Kentucky Proud Products

May25th2018

For Immediate Release – May 25, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Proud, which markets farm-fresh fare and ingredients from across the Bluegrass, will showcase the state’s top agricultural offerings and talented local chefs at June’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp.   “The Kentucky Bourbon Affair celebrates the homegrown allure and authenticity of Kentucky Bourbon, and you can’t get more genuine than Kentucky Proud,”…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ To Feature Exclusive Private Barrel Picks By Panel Of Legendary Hall of Fame Master Distillers

May14th2018

Sales From Epic Closing Event To Benefit Kentucky Charities     For Immediate Release – May 14, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the first time ever, legendary Master Distillers from the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame have banded together and hand-picked elite single barrels of Bourbon and Rye to be sold at the Kentucky Bourbon Affair closing event.   This historic charitable event…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Rep. Chad McCoy With “100 Proof” Award

May2nd2018

For Immediate Release – May 2, 2018   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association honored Rep. Chad McCoy on Monday with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his leadership in passing historic legislation in the 2018 General Assembly that allows distillery visitors to ship spirits home.   “As the chief sponsor of House Bill 400, Rep. McCoy was instrumental in securing the successful passage…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer With “100 Proof” Award

May2nd2018

For Immediate Release – May 2, 2018   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association honored Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer on Monday with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his exemplary efforts in the 2018 legislative session to promote and protect the Commonwealth’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   KDA President Eric Gregory cited Sen. Thayer’s skilled leadership in guiding House Bill 400…