Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery to distribute free hand sanitizer

Media Release March 27, 2020     [PIKEVILLE, Ky.] — As Eastern Kentucky works to combat the spread of COVID-19, hand sanitizer remains in high demand. In an effort to help supplement the shortage, Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery is distributing hand sanitizer free of charge to local organizations in need. The first batch will be provided to first responders on Friday.     “This effort…

KDA APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF HB 415 SHIPPING BILL

March 26, 2020       Kentucky took another bold step forward today in its continued leadership to modernize the spirits industry and end Prohibition-era policies with the final passage of House Bill 415, the producer-only direct-to-consumer shipping bill.      This legislation is built on the landmark reforms from House Bill 400 two years ago that allowed visitors to our world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail®…

HEAVEN HILL BRANDS TAKES ACTION AGAINST COVID-19

PHILANTHROPIC COMMITMENTS, HAND SANITIZER PRODUCTION     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2020   BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Brands announced today the commitment of financial and physical resources against COVID-19 in recognition of the need of employees, the communities in which they work and live, and the greater hospitality community. “With facilities in the United States, Canada and Ireland, and as a family owned…

Blood Oath Pact No. 6 Launches This Spring Finished in Cognac Barrels

Bourbon Series Continues To Release Successful Expressions BARDSTOWN, KY (March 24, 2020) – In its sixth year, the Blood Oath ultra-premium bourbon series continues to see unique expressions – Blood Oath Pact No. 6 launches this spring. The series – a creation of Lux Row Distillers’ Head Distiller and Master Blender John Rempe – combines three selected bourbons, expertly blended for a distinctive whiskey. For Pact…

THE LEE INITIATIVE’S RESTAURANT WORKERS RELIEF PROGRAM EXPANDS NATIONALLY

Program to provide assistance to furloughed restaurant workers expands to multiple cities       (LOUISVILLE, KY; March 23, 2020) In response to massive layoffs in the hospitality industry due to the COVID-19 outbreak nationwide, Chef Edward Lee, in partnership with The LEE Initiative and Maker’s Mark, launched The Restaurant Workers Relief Program. This program started on Tuesday, March 17 out of the catering kitchen of…

Wilderness Trail Distillery to make hand sanitizer

  Danville, KY Wilderness Trail Distillery is more well known for its whiskey, but to support those on the front lines during the battle against the spread of Coronavirus it will supply local healthcare providers with hand sanitizer. The distillery will use its ethanol alcohol to produce hand sanitizer for Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. The distillery plans to produce 500 gallons a week for…

Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. uses alcohol to produce free hand sanitizer

Media Release March 20, 2020     [LEXINGTON, Ky.] — The impact of COVID-19 is being felt around the world, including Central Kentucky. As the local community works to combat the spread of coronavirus, hand sanitizer remains in high demand. In an effort to help supplement the shortage, Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is using its own alcohol supply to produce hand sanitizer and provide it…

Four Roses to temporarily suspend distillery operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. – As an additional measure to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 amongst employees and the community, Four Roses Distillery will temporarily suspend operations of its distillery located in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, beginning March 20, 2020. Based on the current situation, Four Roses expects to commence operations again on April 6, 2020. Last week, Four Roses announced it was suspending…

Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Members Take Precautions To Combat Coronavirus, Some Suspending Tours

For Immediate Release – March 12, 2020   FRANKFORT, Ky. – In a special meeting today, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association Board of Directors strongly recommended that members take all necessary precautions to protect the safety of guests and staff on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour from the Coronavirus outbreak.  There are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus at any KDA member company. The Coronavirus has not…

Two Iconic Kentucky Hotels. One Unparalleled Tradition.

Louisville’s Seelbach Hilton & Lexington’s Campbell House Designated as Official Sponsors of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    Louisville, KY – March 09, 2020 – The Seelbach Hilton Louisville and The Campbell House Lexington, two of Kentucky’s most historic and prestigious hotels, have been designated as official partners of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Each are managed by Musselman Hotels based in…