Kentucky Distillers’ Association Selects Intellicheck’s Age ID to Advance Responsible Consumption of Bourbon
Distillers Using State-of-the-Art Technology Solution to Detect Fake IDs
JERICHO, NEW YORK – February 20, 2018 – Intellicheck (NYSE American: IDN), announced today that the legendary Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) is using Intellicheck’s Age ID™ to build on its significant commitment to the responsible consumption of Bourbon and distilled spirits.
KDA members are utilizing Intellicheck’s cutting-edge technology at multiple distilleries on the iconic Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour ® experience, including Jim Beam, Four Roses, Evan Williams, Bulleit, Town Branch, Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve, Boundary Oak, Angel’s Envy, Willett Distillery and Boone County Distilling Co., with others coming online soon.
Age ID is being used on mobile devices at visitor centers to authenticate drivers’ licenses and other forms of identification to catch altered and fake IDs, which prevents underage access to alcoholic beverage sales and samples.
To celebrate the partnership and educate guests along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® about the initiative, Intellicheck and KDA today released a public service announcement featuring prominent Master Distillers here: http://bit.ly/2obGK4P
KDA President Eric Gregory said Age ID’s performance exceeded all competitors in a head-to-head technology comparison using IDs confiscated by Kentucky’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. “Age ID caught them all,” he said. “It wasn’t even close.”
Gregory said the KDA and its 37 members have a long-standing commitment to social responsibility and the communities they serve. “The adoption of Age ID is an important, collective step forward in furthering our dedication to responsible consumption and the prevention of underage drinking,” he said.
“The KDA is proud to be a national leader in responsibility efforts. Adding Age ID to our toolbox of social responsibility initiatives firmly positions the KDA and our Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tours on the forefront of efforts to prevent the sale of alcohol to minors.”
Founded in 1880, the KDA is the state of Kentucky’s voice for Bourbon and distilled spirits issues. The venerable non-profit group encompasses 37 unique companies ranging from prized brands and prominent, global icons to the state’s best emerging distillers, all producing 90 percent of the world’s Bourbon.
Kentucky Bourbon is one of the Commonwealth’s most historic and treasured industries, a booming $8.5 billion economic engine that generates as many as 17,500 jobs with an annual payroll topping $800 million, and pours $825 million into tax coffers each year.
In addition, the industry is in the middle of a $1.2 billion building boom, from innovative new tourism centers to expanded production facilities, all to meet the growing global thirst for Kentucky Bourbon. Kentucky now has 39 companies operating 52 distilleries making 6.8 million barrels of aging Bourbon – all modern records.
The KDA’s famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® announced recently that visitors made more than 1 million stops at participating distilleries for the second straight year. Attendance has skyrocketed by 314 in the last 10 years.
“We welcome our partnership with this respected Association and the opportunity to provide the advanced technology solution that is making a crucial difference in the prevention of underage drinking,” said Intellicheck Interim CEO Bill White.
“Our selection by this celebrated organization underscores the unparalleled advantages Age ID delivers and highlights the ever-growing successes we are achieving because of the distinctive benefits our technology solutions provide,” White commented.
Age ID provides the most up-to-date solution to the problem of spotting fake and altered IDs with its ability to read an exceptional number of known fake barcodes and unique DMV barcode formats from every U.S. state and populated territory, all Canadian provinces and all Mexican States where licenses include 2-D barcodes.
The pioneering technology solution can be deployed on mobile devices including smartphones, laptops and tablets, as well as integrated at the point-of-sale. The economical, easy-to-use technology delivers real-time results and 99.9% accuracy drawing on a comprehensive proprietary database that are updated on an ongoing basis to ensure ID authentication is accurate.
Media and Public Relations: Sharon Schultz (302) 539-3747
Investor Relations: Gar Jackson (949) 873-2789
KDA President Eric Gregory: (502) 87509351
About Intellicheck NYSE American: IDN:
Intellicheck is a trusted industry leader in identification authentication solutions. Our technology solutions read, analyze and process the encoded information on driver licenses and other government issued IDs. The state-of-the-art products achieve a critical balance of efficacy and ease of adoption and use with real-time response and a 99.9% accuracy rate. We make it possible for our clients to increase revenues, enhance the safety and awareness of their facilities and people, improve customer service, and increase operational efficiencies. Founded in 1994, Intellicheck has grown to serve dozens of Fortune 500 companies including financial industry and business clients, police departments, national defense clients at agencies, major seaports, and military bases, and diverse state and federal government agencies. The Company holds 25 patents including many patents pertaining to identification technology. For more information on Intellicheck, visit http://www.intellicheck.com/ and follow Intellicheck on Twitter @IntellicheckIDN, on Instagram @IntellicheckIDN, on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/intellicheck-inc-,on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/intellicheckidn/, on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ICMOBIL, and read Intellicheck’s latest blog post at http://intellicheckidn.com/.
About the Kentucky Distillers’ Association:
The KDA is a non-profit trade association founded in 1880 to promote, protect and elevate Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Member benefits include media relations, international trade development, private sampling events, technical assistance, economic development support, networking, legal defense, marketing strategies, governmental and regulatory advocacy and innovative tourism experiences through the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® adventures. The KDA maintains an open membership policy, champions a strong commitment to the responsible and moderate consumption of spirits, and fights to curb underage drinking and drunk driving. For more information about joining the KDA’s distilling family, contact KDA President Eric Gregory at (502) 875-9351. Visit www.kybourbon.com and www.kybourbontrail.com to learn more.
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