Woodford County Tourism Announces 2021: The Year of Fantastic Fare!

We’ve saved you a seat, come on over!     Woodford County, KY — Today the Woodford County Tourist Commission, Reserve Woodford, deemed 2021 the year of Fantastic Fare. This is an intentional focus on driving traffic, awareness and promotion of our wide range of top, award winning chefs, master distillers, master brewers, master wine makers and other hospitality experts to provide each person who comes to…

Bourbon Women Association Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Welcomes New President Maggie Kimberl

Renowned spirits expert will lead growing organization  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2021) – – – The Bourbon Women Association is ushering in its second decade with the announcement of new leadership — spirits expert, speaker and journalist Maggie Kimberl is the organization’s new president. For more information, visit www.bourbonwomen.org. “Bourbon Women continues to grow, adding more members and branches across the United States,”…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes Sara Barnes as Director of Industry Responsibility & Sustainability

For Immediate Release – January 12, 2021       FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that industry veteran Sara Barnes has joined the non-profit trade group as Director of Industry Responsibility and Sustainability.   Barnes comes to the KDA from the Bourbon Women Association where she spent two years as Managing Director. She previously served for four years at Boone County…

The Kitchen & Bar at Bardstown Bourbon Company kicks off 2021 with second Distilled Dinner Series

Private monthly event featuring culinary and bourbon collaborations returns Jan. 21   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      BARDSTOWN, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2021) – – – The Kitchen and Bar at Bardstown Bourbon Company, 1500 Parkway Drive, welcomes the return of its successful Distilled Dinner Series Thursday, Jan. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. The monthly supper series will feature a culinary, cocktail and bourbon experience catered by executive…

Kentucky Bourbon Festival Announces 2021 Event Dates

All-new festival format offers unique opportunities to celebrate the spirit, its history and the people who love it and make it FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bardstown, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2020) – – – With unique and updated offerings, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival announced the 30th annual festival will take place Sept. 16-19, 2021. Held in the Bourbon Capital of the World, the festival draws bourbon lovers to Bardstown,…

Ezra Brooks elevates flavor profile with the introduction of Ezra Brooks 99

New Ezra Brooks variant delivers fuller taste and smooth, mellow finish at an enhanced 99 proof     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   ST. LOUIS (JAN. 6, 2021) – Luxco announces the latest addition to its award-winning Ezra Brooks family of products: Ezra Brooks 99, a pure, oak-barrel-aged Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey elevated to 99 proof. Charcoal filtered for a smooth, mellow finish, the new Ezra…

Heaven Hill Distillery Fills Nine Millionth Barrel of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 30, 2020     BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distillery, the world’s second-largest holder of aging Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, today filled its nine millionth Bourbon barrel. Heaven Hill is the only local, independent, family-owned and operated company to reach this historic benchmark. “In a year defined by teamwork and perseverance, today we celebrate another historic Heaven Hill milestone as we…

The First and Only African American-Owned Distillery in Kentucky Has Opened for Business

MEDIA ADVISORY       LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (December 23, 2020) — Brough Brothers Distillery, the first and only Black-owned distillery in the state of Kentucky, opened its doors for business earlier this month in Louisville. The distillery was founded by Victor, Bryson, and Christian Yarbrough, three brothers born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. They wanted to produce quality bourbon whiskey in an industry that has thus far…

KDA Toasts Passage of CBMTRA, Other Stimulus Measures

For Immediate Release – December 22, 2020   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and its 42 members hailed the historic passage of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act by Congress overnight and other measures to help the Commonwealth’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. “This has been a tough and trying year for so many, including our distilling community,” KDA President…

Through a $25,000 Donation from Angel’s Envy, Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Awards Grant to Farm Distilled

FARM DISTILLED is a project building a diverse, workforce legacy that reflects the representation and inclusion of women and people of color in the food and beverage industry   NEW ORLEANS, LA (December 21, 2020) –  Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) is thrilled to award a $25,000 grant within The Foundation’s Grants Program to Andrea Meriweather for her initiative “FARM DISTILLED” through a donation from Angel’s…