KDA Statement on Trade/Tariff Issue

June 20, 2018     “As we have said for the past few months, there are no winners in a trade war, only casualties and consequences. The KDA and its members believe that tariffs and retaliatory measures will have a significant impact on Bourbon investment, employment and economic growth throughout the Commonwealth.   “As a uniquely American product, Bourbon and distilled spirits accounted for more…

Alltech to toast opening of Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery with ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 27

Doors open to the public on June 28     Media Advisory June 18, 2018     WHAT:            In the rolling Appalachian foothills of Eastern Kentucky, Alltech is putting the finishing touches on Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery ahead of a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, June 27. Following the ceremony, invited guests and press will receive a first look inside Pikeville’s highly anticipated…

WILD TURKEY® MASTER DISTILLER EDDIE RUSSELL RELEASES SHERRY CASK FINISHED BOURBON WITH LAUNCH OF MASTER’S KEEP REVIVAL

Third Expression in Award-Winning Series of Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbons Dips into the Archives for Inspiration   LAWRENCEBURG, KY (June 12, 2018) As innovation continues to define the whiskey category, a retrospective look into the Wild Turkey® archives served as inspiration for the iconic spirit brand’s latest release. On the heels of his first two heralded special releases, Wild Turkey Master Distiller Eddie Russell introduces…

Bourbon Without Borders – Governor Signs Shipping Bill, Mails First Bottles Of Signature Spirit

For Immediate Release – June 1, 2018       LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin today ceremonially signed a new law that allows visitors to ship bottles of Kentucky’s signature spirit home, then joined Bourbon Barons and legislative leaders to box and dispatch the first commemorative bottles to celebrate the historic occasion.   The event took place at the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome…

Statement by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association on the Trade/Tariff Issue

May 31, 2018     “The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has long been an advocate of free and fair trade which has catapulted our legendary craft into an unparalleled chapter of global success.   “Bourbon is a thriving $8.5 billion industry in Kentucky, generating 17,500 jobs with an annual payroll of $800 million. Spirits production and consumption pours more than $825 million into federal, state, and local…

Boone County Distilling Co. Wins Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Boone County’s Eighteen 33 Single Barrel beat out hundreds at prestigious spirits competition.     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOONE COUNTY, KY, May 30, 2018 – Boone County Distilling Company, one of Kentucky’s most exciting craft distillers, brought home gold with a Double Gold win at the 18th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Boone County’s Eighteen 33 Single Barrel Cask, known for its mellow, oaky and…

Lincoln descendant makes record-setting bid at auction

Collector’s Item Brings $25,550 Intent on owning a keepsake connected with the 16th president and her family heritage, Jo-Ann Bland Myers arrived at an auction at Boundary Oak Distillery with a purpose. “I came to buy,” she said. During the auction Wednesday for the first bottle of Lincoln wheated whiskey, her interest quickly became obvious. As fellow bidders huddled to discuss strategy during the pleadings…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair Fantasy Camp To Feature Kentucky Proud Products

For Immediate Release – May 25, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Proud, which markets farm-fresh fare and ingredients from across the Bluegrass, will showcase the state’s top agricultural offerings and talented local chefs at June’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp.   “The Kentucky Bourbon Affair celebrates the homegrown allure and authenticity of Kentucky Bourbon, and you can’t get more genuine than Kentucky Proud,”…

Four Roses to Host 2nd Annual Salt River Clean Up Day 

Employees will volunteer to help maintain riverbank as community service project   MEDIA ADVISORY     WHAT: Employees from Four Roses will volunteer to maintain the pristine riverbank around the Salt River across from the Four Roses Distillery by removing debris. The group will target the dam and concrete area, as well as and the highway where it forks on each side of the river,…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ To Feature Exclusive Private Barrel Picks By Panel Of Legendary Hall of Fame Master Distillers

Sales From Epic Closing Event To Benefit Kentucky Charities     For Immediate Release – May 14, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the first time ever, legendary Master Distillers from the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame have banded together and hand-picked elite single barrels of Bourbon and Rye to be sold at the Kentucky Bourbon Affair closing event.   This historic charitable event…