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Protecting America’s Spirit
The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) stands to fearlessly protect the makers, the mystery and the legacies that made Kentucky Bourbon what it is today. As a non-profit trade association founded in 1880, the KDA represents the finest distilling companies across the Commonwealth that are dedicated to ensuring that Kentucky will always remain the one true, authentic home of Bourbon.
The one true home
Kentucky is where 95% of the world’s Bourbon supply is made. The KDA works tirelessly with communities, legislators and stakeholders to ensure responsible and sustainable growth of our industry and to uphold Kentucky as the national leader for progressive laws and policies.
FROM HUMBLE GRAIN TO ECONOMIC ENGINE
Kentucky Bourbon is more than a drink. It’s our passion, our livelihood and our biggest claim to fame. As an $8.6 billion signature industry, Bourbon generates more than 20,100 jobs with an annual payroll topping $1 billion—strengthening businesses, farm families and local economies along the way.

Our distillers and the legacies they build are what keep America’s spirit alive, creating opportunities for Kentuckians and their dreams to take flight.

Meet the members
Our diverse membership produces the overwhelming majority of the world’s Bourbon, from legendary, global brands to emerging micro distilleries that are building the next generation of the timeless craft.

We’re stronger when we work together. That’s why we’ve been doing it since 1880. Care to join us?
building a better bourbon culture
If there’s one thing we take more seriously than our Bourbon, it’s our commitment to doing what’s right. Making the world’s best spirits is a privilege, but it means nothing if it’s not done responsibly. This starts with holding ourselves and our industry accountable for building a better Bourbon culture, one good decision at a time.
Enjoy Like a True Kentuckian: Responsibly
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