Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Inducts Six New Members & Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award


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…

Kentucky Bourbon Continues to Boom as September is Declared “Bourbon Heritage Month”


For Immediate Release – August 30, 2019 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin today praised Kentucky’s signature Bourbon industry for its monumental growth by declaring the month of September as “Bourbon Heritage Month” in the Commonwealth. “As I promote Kentucky around the world, I’m frequently asked about our historic Bourbon industry,” Gov. Bevin said. “The love of Bourbon is a global phenomenon with deep roots…

End Summer With a Bang! Not a DUI


Safe Ride KY Offers Free Lyft Rides To Prevent Impaired Driving During Labor Day Weekend   LOUISVILLE, KY – Today the Safe Ride KY coalition announced that it is offering Kentuckians $10,000 worth of free rides to complement DUI enforcement efforts and prevent impaired driving over Labor Day weekend. Individuals can claim $10 in ride credits by downloading the Lyft app on their phones, entering…

Limestone Branch Distillery Nominated for “Best Craft Distillery”  in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards


Lebanon-based distillery is only Kentucky distillery nominated     (Lebanon, Ky.) August 27, 2019 – Vote for Limestone Branch Distillery! The Lebanon, Kentucky, craft distillery is nominated for Best Craft Whiskey Distillery by USA Today’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Of the 20 nominees chosen by the publication’s American spirits expert panel, Limestone Branch is the only craft distillery in Kentucky included. “We are thrilled to be nominated…

New Impact Report Highlights Distillers’ Efforts To Craft A Better Drinking Culture


For Immediate Release – July 16, 2019     FRANKFORT, Ky –Today the Kentucky Distillers’ Association released its first-ever social responsibility impact report that outlines the group’s significant progress since boosting its leadership and commitment to this top industry priority two years ago.    The report, titled “Crafting A Better Drinking Culture,” reflects on the progress made with key stakeholders towards the industry’s data-driven efforts…

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Expands With More Distilleries, New Look & Finishing Prize


For Immediate Release – June 25th, 2019     FRANKFORT, Ky. – Seven years ago, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association created the nation’s first and only tourism attraction to showcase its flourishing artisan distilling movement – the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®.    Today, the KDA announced that the thriving, groundbreaking adventure is expanding to include new spirits producers and is rewarding visitors who tour all…



200 Bottles of Special Edition NBA2LOU Yellowstone® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Available for Purchase at Liquor Barn during One Day Fundraiser   When: Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Where: Liquor Barn, Springhurst Towne Center location at 4131 Towne Center Dr., Louisville, KY 40241 What: 200 bottles of special edition NBA2LOU Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon will be available for purchase for a one-day-only special event at the Liquor…



For Immediate Release – March 25, 2019       BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Known far and wide as the Bourbon Capital of the World®, Bardstown is the newest Official Gateway sponsor to the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today.   With its robust mix of iconic brand destinations and smaller craft distilleries, Bardstown is a bustling hub for thousands of…

KDA Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 85


For immediate Release – March 14, 2019     The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and its members applaud the General Assembly for tonight’s overwhelming final passage of Senate Bill 85, the ignition interlock bill that will help keep drunk drivers off Kentucky roadways and save lives. SB 85 is the result of months of tireless work by a diverse coalition of stakeholders, including the KDA, Mothers…

What’s your DRINKiQ? Find out at the Frazier!


LOUISVILLE, KY – Thursday, March 14, 2019 — Pencils up! The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center at the Frazier History Museum is now offering its visitors a free quiz about alcohol and the effects of drinking.   The quiz can be accessed via touch-screen monitors that the Frazier, in partnership with Diageo and with the sponsorship of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA), has installed in…

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