Mint Julep Experiences Wins Prestigious “Best Authentic Heritage Tour Provider – Southern USA”

April13th2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LUXlife Magazine, United Kingdom, announces the winners of the 2021 Travel & Tourism Awards LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 9, 2021) — LUXlife Magazine, United Kingdom, named Mint Julep Experiences their 2021 Travel & Tourism winner for the “Best Authentic Heritage Tour Provider” for the Southern USA region. Ultimately, LUXlife launched the Travel & Tourism Awards to recognize those who have dedicated themselves to…

Four Roses and Kentucky Derby Festival Name Rose Julep Winners

April8th2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 8, 2021) – Six bartenders from across the region competed for top honors at the 18th annual Rose Julep Cocktail Competition. A panel of expert judges and the public chose the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice winning juleps, respectively. Bartender Isaac Fox of Louisville’s La Chasse took home the Judges’ Choice award for the “Aztec Julep,” a unique cocktail…

Bluegrass Distillers Releases Bottled-in-Bond Wheated Bourbon

April7th2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 7, 2021 LEXINGTON, Kentucky – Bluegrass Distillers, a craft distillery in Lexington, has announced the release of their first ever Bottled-in-Bond Wheated Bourbon. This small batch release will use Bluegrass’ Wheated mash bill of 75% corn, 21% wheat, and 4% malted barley. Bottled-in-Bond is a federal designation that mandates a bourbon must be made by one distillery in one season,…

The Wild Turkey Distilling Co. and Russell’s Reserve Bourbon Announce Donation to Kentucky Distillers’ Association “Lifting Spirits Foundation”

March29th2021

$20,000 Endowment to Sponsor Scholars from Kentucky Universities Intended to Create More Diverse  and Equitable Opportunities within Commonwealth’s Signature Bourbon Industry LAWRENCEBURG, KY (March 29, 2021) — Today, The Wild Turkey Distilling Co. and Russell’s  Reserve Bourbon announce a donation of $20,000 to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Lifting  Spirits Foundation, a program aimed at increasing diversity in distilled spirits through scholarships  and externships. The donation…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes Brough Brothers Distillery as Newest Member

March29th2021

For Immediate Release – March 29, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Brough Brothers Distillery in Louisville is the newest and 42nd  member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   Brough Brothers Distillery is the first and only African American-owned, licensed and operating distillery in the state of Kentucky. It…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Scratches Kentucky Bourbon Affair in 2021

March11th2021

For Immediate Release – March 11, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. –  The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that it has canceled its annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp in 2021 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.   “While we are encouraged with vaccinations and declining cases, it would be difficult to hold such intimate, elegant events that attract people from all over the world,” KDA President Eric…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Toasts Final Passage of Priority Legislation

March5th2021

For Immediate Release – March 5, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today raised a glass to the final passage of three KDA priority measures, including House Bill 415, the update to last year’s historic direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping law that has become a model for the country.   Sponsored by Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, HB 415 passed the Senate today by a bipartisan…

KDA Statement on U.S.-U.K. Trade Announcement

March4th2021

For Immediate Release – March 4, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – While todays’ action has no immediate impact on exports of Kentucky Bourbon, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association is encouraged that the United States and the United Kingdom have agreed to briefly suspend some tariffs involved in the long-running Boenig-Airbus dispute. “This is a good first step and a hopeful signal that the administration is committed to…

Kentucky Distillers Hail House Passage of DTC Alcohol Shipping Update

February26th2021

For Immediate Release – February 26, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today praised the Kentucky House of  Representatives for its overwhelming passage of House Bill 415, an important update to last year’s  historic direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping measure that has become a model for the country.  The bill, sponsored by Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, passed 82-15.  KDA President Eric Gregory said there are…

Trade Wars Slash Kentucky Bourbon Exports by 35%

February23rd2021

Exports to the European Union Plunge Almost 50 Percent For Immediate Release – Feb. 23, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Tariffs imposed on U.S. spirits as a result of unrelated trade disputes slashed exports of Kentucky Bourbon by 35% in 2020, with shipments to the European Union tumbling by nearly 50%, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today. The situation could deteriorate further in June, when the…