Joint Statement by International Beverage Alcohol Associations in Response to U.S. Tariffs Imposed Today on Certain EU Distilled Spirits and Wines: 

NEWS STATEMENT For Immediate Release: Oct. 18, 2019    We are united in our opposition to the imposition of tariffs and clear in our view that there are no winners in a trade war. Our 15 international beverage alcohol associations today sent a letter to the U.S. administration and the EU Commission calling for an immediate end to tariffs on distilled spirits and wines and…

UK partners with Bourbon industry leaders to map white oak genome

October 17, 2019 | By: Aimee Nielson LEXINGTON, Ky. Bourbon isn’t bourbon without the mighty white oak. Distillers have been aging bourbon in oak barrels as far back as the Roman Empire. Oak barrels give bourbon its unique caramel, vanilla, nutty and toasted flavors. Kentucky distillers rely especially on the white oak. But what if disease hits the species? How would industry professionals protect it?…

Elijah Craig Launches Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey in Limited Markets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2019   Elijah Craig Rye is made as a traditional American Straight Rye Whiskey with 51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley. This combination of grains, which relies heavily on corn as the secondary grain rather than a higher percentage of rye, has been the primary Rye mashbill used by Kentucky Bourbon distilleries since taking over virtually all American…

Copper & Kings Distillery

Copper & Kings Hosts Gathering of The World’s Greatest Cocktail & Spirits Writers

Louisville Launches Bookstock Dec. 6 and 7   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                             …

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Larceny Barrel Proof Series Nationwide

Barrel Proof offering becomes first line extension for Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2019     BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distillery today announced the first line extension of Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Larceny Barrel Proof. Released on an allocated basis three times per year, the first release of this wheated Bourbon will ship with great consumer anticipation…

KBF CROWNS WINNING ROLLERS IN THE 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOURBON BARREL RELAY® RACES

The official results are in for the 2019 World Championship Bourbon Barrel Relay  Races in Bardstown, Kentucky!     BARDSTOWN, KY –    The world-famous Bourbon barrel rolling competition, which is held each year during the Kentucky Bourbon FestivalÒ, features both individual heats and multi-player team performances by some the world’s most renowned Kentucky distilleries. This year, participating brands included Barton 1792, Buffalo Trace, Cascade Hollow,…

The Search for Heaven Hill Brands, Liquor.com 2020 “Bartender of the Year” Begins NOW!

Winner will receive $15,000 at finals Half Mile Farm in North Carolina     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2019     Bartenders will be challenged to demonstrate a variety of cocktail skills using Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur, Elijah Craig Small Batch, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, Rittenhouse Rye Whisky, Dubonnet Rouge Grand Aperitif, Sacred Bond Brandy and Lunazul Tequila. The 2020 Bartender of the…

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 Hall of Fame To Induct Six New Members & Bestow Lifetime Achievement Award

For Immediate Release – Sept. 16, 2019     BARDSTOWN, Ky. – The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame on Thursday will induct six individuals into its hallowed ranks and bestow 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 is a special year as…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ Fantasy Camp Joins Forces With Bourbon & Beyond For 2020 

For Immediate Release – September 13, 2019       LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Affair® announced today that it is moving the five-day fantasy camp to September next year to become the opening act for the growing Bourbon & Beyond festival.   Created in 2014 by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the KBA features elite, intimate and one-of-a-kind experiences at the state’s finest…