EY Announces Shane Baker and Patrick Heist of Wilderness Trail Distillery as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 East Central Award Winner

For Immediate Release   DANVILLE, KY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Shane Baker and Patrick Heist of Wilderness Trail Distillery were named as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 East Central Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those…

Bourbon Unites Local Tour Company with Social Justice Organization

Mint Julep Experiences partners with Kentucky’s Original Black Bourbon Enthusiasts (KOBBE) to donate a bus to Change Today, Change Tomorrow For Immediate Release  October 8th, 2020   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 8th, 2020)— On the biggest day of nonprofit giving, Give For Good, Mint Julep Experiences donated a 15-passenger bus to nonprofit organization, Change Today Change Tomorrow. Tourism continues to suffer the greatest impact from the…

Elijah Craig Old Fashioned Week Presents an “Old Fashioned Cocktail Hour” with Chef Richard Blais in Partnership with PUNCH

Marquee event highlights inaugural celebration to raise up to $100,000 for Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2020   BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Mark your calendars for Oct. 21 as Elijah Craig Bourbon delivers a Whiskey Wednesday to lift spirits as part of the inaugural Old Fashioned Week. For one night only, Chef Richard Blais will host an “Old Fashioned Cocktail Hour”…

Four Roses Employees Volunteer to Maintain Banks of River that Feeds Distillery

Bourbon company’s fourth annual Salt River Clean Up removes litter and debris      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. – With Kentucky’s natural water resources at the core of the Commonwealth’s Bourbon industry, Four Roses employees gathered September 29 for a volunteer service day to help maintain the riverbank around the Salt River. The 150-mile spring-fed Salt River flows beside the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg…

UofL College of Business and Kentucky Distillers’ Association partner to increase diversity in the industry

Sept. 28, 2020     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville College of Business and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) have established the Kentucky Distillers’ Association/University of Louisville Scholars Program to increase diversity in the Commonwealth’s signature bourbon industry.  The partnership will award five full-tuition scholarships for UofL’s , with preference given to Black students, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ and other underrepresented groups.…

Limestone Branch Distillery Makes 2020 USA TODAY List of 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards for Best Craft Whiskey Distillery for the Third Year

Limestone Branch is – once again – the only Kentucky distillery nominated for the award   (Lebanon, Ky.) September 21, 2020 – Limestone Branch Distillery ranked third in the 2020 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Craft Whiskey Distillery. Limestone Branch was once again the only Kentucky distillery to be nominated for this award in 2020. Nominations for each category…

Evan Williams Unveils New Packaging for the Bourbon Franchise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2020         First introduced in the 1950’s, Evan Williams Bourbon quickly became one of the nation’s leading Bourbons and Heaven Hill Distillery’s flagship brand. Today, the brand continues to break milestones at a historic pace, with the Evan Williams family of brands surpassing the three million case mark on an annual basis. To further bolster this growth,…

Heaven Hill Distillery Launches Season Two of “Tales from the Hill” Podcast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2020   BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distillery’s second season of the original podcast, “Tales from the Hill,” is now live. Tales from the Hill tells the intimate, in-depth stories of the people, places and products that have shaped Heaven Hill Distillery since 1935. Season two gives listeners a behind-the-scenes adventure into how some of Heaven Hill’s most eponymous brands came to…

VIP Packages On Sale Now For New, Virtual Kentucky Bourbon Festival®

The twenty-ninth annual celebration of Bourbon kicks off October 15 and is presented by Koetter Construction     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            BARDSTOWN, KY (September 15, 2020) – Bourbon enthusiasts from around the world now have access to the most exclusive Bourbon experiences – right at their fingertips. The 29th Kentucky Bourbon Festival® presented by Koetter Construction offers the finest in Bourbon education, legendary…

Green River Distilling Co. is Revived at Original Home in Owensboro, Kentucky

Celebrated historic whiskey distillery from 1885 begins its next chapter OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY (September 15, 2020) – Today marks the official revival of the Green River Distilling Co. at its original home in Owensboro, Kentucky. Founded by John W. McCulloch in 1885, DSP-KY-10 received national and international acclaim for its whiskey. The distillery endured fire, Prohibition, multiple owners, and a period of decline to reemerge today.  …