Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes Preservation Distillery as Newest Craft Member

April25th2018

For Immediate Release –  April 25, 2018     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Preservation Distillery in Bardstown is the newest and 38th member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   Founder Marci Palatella said she has dreamed of opening a distillery since 1985 when she got into the spirits and wine…

Tickets To Kentucky Bourbon Affair’s Higher Proof Expo On Sale Now

April12th2018

For immediate release – April 12, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tickets for this year’s Higher Proof Expo – a daylong, hands-on workshop packed with unique educational, culinary and tastings sessions – are now on sale, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today.   This year’s innovative HPEX will be held Saturday, June 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new Omni Hotel…

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference will explore transformative ideas in brewing and distilling

April3rd2018

Plan to arrive early for the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest   Media Release:  April 3, 2018     [LEXINGTON, Ky.] – ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE18), held May 20–22 in Lexington, Kentucky, will provide anyone interested in the burgeoning business of brewing and distilling, including consumers, with a unique opportunity to participate in a global conversation about industry innovations, challenges and trends. A…

KDA Statement on Passage of House Bill 400

April2nd2018

April 2, 2018     “House Bill 400 is a bold, historic step in modernizing our signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. The number one question from Bourbon tourists is, “Why can’t I ship my bottles home?” Now, with the passage of HB 400, they can very soon.   “More than 1.2 million stops were made at Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ Adds Live Concerts to All-Star Lineup

March30th2018

KBA Teams with Bourbon & Beyond to Bring Indie Rock Bands to Louisville     For Immediate Release – March 30, 2018   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that it is partnering with the Bourbon & Beyond festival to bring two live concerts to the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp in June.   Real Estate, an indie rock band out…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell With “100 Proof” Award

March28th2018

For Immediate Release – March 28, 2018     VERSAILLES, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association this week honored U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his leadership in championing the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Sen. McConnell (R-Ky.) is the first federal official to ever receive the award, which is the highest honor that the KDA…

Safe Ride Ky Coalition Delivers 885 Rides On St. Patrick’s Day

March21st2018

For immediate release – March 21, 2018   FRANKFORT, Ky – The Safe Ride KY coalition kept 885 potentially impaired drivers off Kentucky roadways during St. Patrick’s Day, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association reported today.   Combined with results from the coalition’s 2017 Christmas and New Year’s Eve campaign, the group has now delivered 1,593 safe rides and recruited 158 new Lyft and CityScoot users.  …

Free Greenbacks for Safe Rides On St. Patrick’s Day

March15th2018

Safe Ride KY Offers $20 Discounts For Safe Rides To Prevent Impaired Driving     For Immediate Release – March 15, 2018 FRANKFORT, Ky – Following its success during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Safe Ride KY coalition today announced that it is offering Kentuckians $20,000 worth of discounted rides during St. Patrick’s Day to prevent impaired driving.   Individuals can claim $20…

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

March8th2018

March 8, 2018     “While questions remain about the Administration’s Proclamation on tariffs today, we’re encouraged that it appears to establish a process for granting exemptions to certain trading partners, which could potentially alleviate any retaliatory actions against Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   “The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has long been an advocate of free and fair trade which has catapulted our…

Kentucky Distillers Mourn The Passing of Dr. Pearse Lyons

March8th2018

March 8, 2018     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today expressed deep sadness on the passing of Dr. Pearse Lyons of Alltech, one of the industry’s leading advocates, educators and innovators.   KDA President Eric Gregory said Alltech’s Town Branch Distillery was the association’s first-ever Craft member in 2011 and became the first and only Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distillery stop in Lexington…