Gov. Beshear, Heaven Hill Distillery Celebrate Grand Opening of New Bourbon Experience on National Kentucky Bourbon Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ​​​​​​​New visitor center brings $19 million in tourism and economic investment to Bardstown BARDSTOWN, Ky. (June 14, 2021) – Gov. Andy Beshear joined Heaven Hill Brands President Max L. Shapira, and local officials to celebrate the grand opening of the new Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience in Bardstown. “I am proud to be in the heart of bourbon country to proclaim today National Kentucky…

Evan Williams Bourbon Announces Major Redesign of Evan Williams 1783 Small Batch

Bourbon returns to original proof with new, premium packaging BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Evan Williams Bourbon, the second largest selling Bourbon in the world, today announced a major redesign of Evan Williams 1783 Small Batch. Named after the year Evan Williams first opened his distillery on the banks of the Ohio River, the Bourbon’s new, premium package celebrates Kentucky Bourbon’s first licensed endeavor. Returning to the…

New Bourbon Trail™ Passport & Field Guide Offers Visitors The Ultimate Kentucky Bourbon Experience

For Immediate Release – May 26, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. — The world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour is celebrating its 22nd birthday with a new Bourbon Trail™ Passport & Field Guide to help visitors plan and prepare for the ultimate journey behind America’s only native spirit.  The comprehensive guide contains 150 pages of information about the attraction, from maps and suggested itineraries to cocktail recipes, helpful…

Evan Williams Bourbon Announces 2021 American-Made Heroes

American-Made Hero Foundation Fund 2021 grant applications now open FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2021 BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Evan Williams Bourbon today announced the 2021 class of veterans selected as American-Made Heroes. Each veteran’s picture and story of service in their active duty and civilian life will be featured on the side of the special-edition Evan Williams Black Bourbon label. The American-Made Heroes Foundation Fund,…

KENTUCKY DISTILLERS WELCOME DELAY ON DOUBLING OF E.U. WHISKEY TARIFFS

For Immediate Release – May 17, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The historic Kentucky Distillers’ Association today applauded the joint U.S. and E.U. decision to delay the doubling of tariffs on Bourbon and American whiskey that were set to automatically increase June 1. “This is welcome news as distillers in Kentucky and across America were perilously close to a crippling blow on European exports,” KDA President…

Angel’s Envy® to Release Limited-Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks Ahead of Father’s Day

This limited run of just 3,360 bottles is part of ANGEL’S ENVY’s Cellar Collection and is being released in celebration of Father’s Day; it will be available for public sale starting June 6 at ANGEL’S ENVY’s distillery and select retailers in KY, NY, CA, FL, TN, IL and TX Beginning on May 21, ANGEL’S ENVY 500 Main Members can enter to win the chance to purchase the release…

Heaven Hill Distillery Unveils First Bottled Bourbon from Artisanal Distillery at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Square 6 pays homage to the plot of land that housed Kentucky’s first commercial distillery For Immediate Release: May 5, 2021 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distillery today announced the launch of Square 6 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the first bottled Bourbon produced at its artisanal distillery located in the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience at 528 W. Main Street in Louisville, Ky. Square 6 designates…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Cancels Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame® Ceremony

For Immediate Release – April 29, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame® induction and ceremony has been canceled.   Created by the KDA in 2001, the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame® recognizes individuals and organizations that have made a significant and transformational impact on Bourbon’s stature, growth and awareness.   It is the…

Earth Day Champions: UK Introduces World’s Largest American White Oak Repository and Genome Mapping Study With Maker’s Mark

LORETTO, Ky. (April 22, 2021) — This Earth Day 2021, the University of Kentucky is proud to announce the establishment of the world’s largest repository of American white oak as part of their groundbreaking effort with Maker’s Mark® to conserve, explore and secure the future of American white oak. The massive effort at Star Hill Farm, home to the iconic Maker’s Mark Distillery, represents the most comprehensive natural range of white oak to date anywhere in the world. The American white oak repository is part of a larger mission to transform…

Rabbit Hole to Premiere Mizunara Founder’s Collection 15-Year-Old Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Japanese Oak

Second Founder’s Collection Expression Explores the Marriage of Terroir and Innovation Louisville, KY– Kaveh Zamanian, founder and whiskey maker of Rabbit Hole proudly presents Mizunara Founder’s Collection 15- Year-Old Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Japanese Oak, the second expression of Rabbit Hole Founder’s Collection and the brand’s oldest and most exquisite offering to date. Representing an uncompromising commitment to innovation and elevating the…