KDA AND WW&W COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT TEAM KENTUCKY FUND

For Immediate Release – June 5, 2020     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced its collaboration with Westport Whiskey & Wine for a special sale of a limited number of their one-of-a-kind barrel selections from their exclusive Bourbon Affair Release Series to raise money for Kentuckians that have been financially impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.   Created in 2014 by…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Cancels Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Ceremony for 2020

For Immediate Release – June 5, 2020     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously decided to cancel this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame induction and ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Created by the KDA in conjunction with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in 2001, the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame recognizes individuals…

Wilderness Trail Distillery to release first 6-year-old

For immediate release May 27, 2020     Danville, KY — Wilderness Trail Distillery has been waiting patiently to have fans sip its first six-year-old wheated Bourbon. Wilderness Trail, the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, plans to highlight the Trail’s  June 8 reopening by releasing a 6-year-old, wheated bottled in bond Bourbon, on this celebratory day. The other releases by the Danville distillery,…

Public Sale of Hand Sanitizer

Many of our member distilleries are selling hand sanitizer to businesses and the public. This not only helps with public safety during this pandemic, it’s also a vital stream of revenue to these local companies at a time when their tourism centers and tasting rooms are closed. If you or your business are in need of hand sanitizer, please see below for a list of…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ Fantasy Camp Canceled For 2020

For Immediate Release – April 24, 2020     FRANKFORT, Ky. –  The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that it has canceled its annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp in 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but plans to resume the event in September 2021.   The prestigious seventh annual event was scheduled for September 21 – 26. Ticket sales were set to open last…

Evan Williams Bourbon Launches American-Made Heroes Foundation Fund

2020 funds will support nonprofit organizations that serve the veteran community negatively impacted by COVID-19 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2020   BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Evan Williams Bourbon today established the American-Made Heroes Foundation Fund, continuing the brand’s support of veterans since launching the American-Made Heroes program and limited-edition label in 2015. As an American-made and American-owned brand, Evan Williams recognizes true American heroes each…

Rabbit Hole Kicks Off #2DreamInside Campaign with Contribution to Tales of the Cocktail Foundation 

$50,000 in direct COVID-19 relief and up to an additional $150,000 to support the bar industry through Foundation initiatives   Louisville, KY (April 21, 2020) – Rabbit Hole and Tales of the Cocktail Foundation are pleased to announce a long-term partnership developed to provide immediate financial relief to the bar industry and support the 501c3 nonprofit’s mission of leaving a long-lasting impact on the communities…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Members Donate Nearly 125,000 Gallons Of Hand Sanitizer To Critical Areas

For Immediate Release – April 15, 2020     FRANKFORT, KY. — The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that member distilleries have produced and donated nearly 125,000 gallons of desperately needed hand sanitizer across the Commonwealth to frontline workers, hospitals and healthcare facilities.   In the last few weeks, KDA distillers – from the largest to the smallest – retooled their facilities, sourced necessary supplies,…

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®…