Regional Semifinalists Chosen for Heaven Hill Brands, Liquor.com 2019 “Bartender of the Year”

FOR RELEASE: For Immediate Release   BARDSTOWN, KY – Heaven Hill Brands and Liquor.com announced today the 48 regional semifinalists competing in the 2019 Bartender of the Year competition. Semifinalists will compete in San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, Austin, New York City, and Miami from January 2019 through April 2019. More than 1,100 original cocktail recipes were entered using Domaine de Canton French Ginger…

Diageo Announces Intention to Build Additional Distillery in Kentucky

LEBANON, Ky., December 13, 2018 – Diageo today announced its intention to build a new distilled spirits manufacturing facility in Kentucky, to support its growth ambition in the bourbon and American whiskey categories. This project will represent a further investment in Kentucky’s spirits industry of $130 million over three years. The proposed facility will consist of a distillery, dry house, and warehousing in Marion County’s…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer With “100 Proof” Award

For Immediate Release – December 6, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association this week honored Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his leadership in championing the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Mayor Fischer is the first local official to ever receive the award, which is the highest honor that the KDA bestows to elected…

James E. Pepper Distillery marks one year of distilling in historic location

For Immediate Release       Lexington, KY—December 21 marks one year of distillation at the historic James E. Pepper distillery in Lexington, KY. After a decade-long labor of love the distillery began to once again make whiskey after sitting dormant for nearly sixty years.   “This is a really exciting milestone,” said Amir Peay, owner and proprietor of the distillery. “To finally have all…

GATHER RESPONSIBLY THIS THANKSGIVING

SAFE RIDE KY COALITION OFFERS $20 LYFT DISCOUNTS TO PREVENT IMPAIRED DRIVING THIS WEEK   For Immediate Release – November 20, 2018   FRANKFORT, Ky – Starting Wednesday, the Safe Ride KY coalition will be offering $20,000 of safe rides over the Thanksgiving holiday to prevent impaired driving, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today. By entering the code SAFERIDETURKEY in the Lyft mobile application, users…

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Multi-Million-Dollar Investment in Expansion of Bardstown Visitor Center, Production Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2018     With an investment of $17.5 million and an enlarged footprint, the new visitor center in Bardstown will focus on the story of Heaven Hill Distillery since its inception in 1935, the Shapira Family, and iconic brands within the portfolio. Visitors will experience a multi-sensory showcase of the stories behind the evolution of Kentucky Bourbon, rooted in key…

Blood Oath Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Trilogy Available This Fall

Pact No. 1, 2 and 3 exclusively packed together for the holidays   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   (St. Louis) November 12, 2018 – Just in time for the holidays, the Blood Oath limited release series trilogy pack – including Pact No. 1, 2 and 3 – is available in ultra-limited quantities. Only 900 packs of this rare trilogy have been released nationwide. Twenty five of…

Wildcat Coalition Delivers 675 Safe Rides On Game Day

University of Kentucky Police Report Zero Game-Related DUIs     For Immediate Release – November 8, 2018   LEXINGTON, Ky. – A local coalition delivered 675 safe rides throughout Lexington last Saturday around UK’s battle against the Georgia Bulldogs, removing nearly 50 potentially impaired drivers every hour from Fayette County roadways.   “That’s a lot of people who made the intentional choice not to drink…

Kentucky Distillers Raise A Glass To Honor Dave Pickerell

November 2, 2018     “The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and its 40 members are saddened and shocked at the untimely passing of our friend and colleague, Dave Pickerell. In addition to his past duties as Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark, Dave was a longtime member of the KDA Board of Directors and was instrumental in the relaunch of the KDA as a full-time organization in…

How Do True Blue Kentuckians Enjoy Game Day? By Drinking Responsibly

Wildcat coalition offers $20 safe ride discounts & other programs for Saturday   For Immediate Release – November 2, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has teamed up with the University of Kentucky, Keeneland, and a coalition of Bluegrass supporters to make this weekend’s historic game a memorable one with three responsible drinking programs from Lyft, Better Drinking Culture, and The…