Bardstown Bourbon Company unveils virtual event schedule for ‘World’s Top Whiskey Taster’ competition

Regional qualifiers lead contestants closer to Executive Bourbon Steward scholarship, $20,000 cash prize and Distillery Ambassador contract     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   BARDSTOWN, Ky. (August 10, 2020) – – – The Bardstown Bourbon Company, 1500 Parkway Drive, in partnership with Moonshine University, continues its search for the “World’s Top Whiskey Taster” with a full slate of virtual events beginning early September. Whiskey lovers, connoisseurs and fans from…

Elijah Craig Launches Toasted Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

New expression finished in custom toasted new oak barrels continues Elijah Craig’s spirit of innovation     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2020   The process begins with fully matured Small Batch, which is dumped and then re-entered at barrel proof into a second, custom toasted new oak barrel designed in partnership with Independent Stave Company. Made with 18-month air dried oak, the finishing barrel…

Limestone Branch Distillery Launches 2020 Edition of Yellowstone® Limited Edition

This year’s edition also highlights a new upgraded look for the brand   (Lebanon, Ky.) July 15, 2020 – The 2020 edition of Yellowstone® Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon will be on shelves in September, just in time for National Bourbon Heritage Month. This year’s edition features a seven-year-old straight bourbon finished in French Armagnac barrels. The new release brings a soft leather aroma with…

Bardstown Bourbon Company reopens The Kitchen & Bar with revamped name and menu

Modern distillery’s full-service restaurant unveils innovative new culinary and beverage program     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BARDSTOWN, Ky. (July 13, 2020) – – – The Kitchen & Bar at Bardstown Bourbon Company, 1500 Parkway Drive, has reopened with major changes including a new name, updated food and beverage menus, and staff changes in the kitchen and behind the bar. Formerly Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar,…

KDA Statement on Governor Beshear’s Executive Order

Friday, June 10, 2020   “The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and our Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® distilleries will continue to abide by the Governor’s Executive Orders to protect the health and safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth, our employees and visitors during the pandemic.”

HB 415 – Shipping Bill Update

A letter from KDA President Eric Gregory on House Bill 415 – Shipping Update   Good afternoon, Bourbon lovers: As a former reporter, I’ve written my fair share of “new laws take effect this week” stories. That’s why I wanted to clarify a significant point about Kentucky’s new alcohol shipping law that takes effect July 15.   We are all anxious to begin shipments of…

Bluegrass Distillers to release first 4 year Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

  Lexington, KY- All across the country businesses are opening their doors after what seems like years—and Bluegrass Distillers, a Lexington, KY craft distillery founded in 2012, is opening barrels that have been sealed for over four. Bluegrass Distillers is excited to announce the release of its first ever four year, Bottled-in-Bond bourbon, on July 20, 2020. Bottled-in-Bond bourbons must be made by one distillery…

Bardstown Bourbon Company launches free virtual 360 tour of state-of-the-art distillery

Modern distillery encourages digital exploration and education in response to temporary closures     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BARDSTOWN, Ky. (July 8, 2020) – – – The Bardstown Bourbon Company, 1500 Parkway Drive, is proud to become the first Nelson County bourbon distillery to launch a complete virtual 360 tour of its entire grounds and facilities online and free to the public. Created in response to state-mandated…

Diageo Takes Stride Towards Climate Change Goal with First Carbon Neutral Distillery

Announces Plans for Kentucky Whiskey Distillery Producing Bulleit to be One of Largest Carbon Neutral Distilleries in North America    LEBANON, Ky. (June 29, 2020) – Global beverage leader Diageo announced today that its new Kentucky whiskey distillery, which will distill Bulleit, is expected to be carbon neutral – one of the largest in North America, and a first for Diageo. Reinforcing Diageo’s global commitment…

Evan Williams Bourbon Announces 2020 American-Made Heroes

Select class of veterans chosen to be featured on special edition labels and receive $5,000 donation from American-Made Heroes Foundation to charity of their choice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2020     BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Evan Williams Bourbon today announced the veterans selected as the 2020 American-Made Heroes. Each veteran will receive a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice through the recently…