Four Roses and Kentucky Derby Festival Name Rose Julep Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 8, 2021) – Six bartenders from across the region competed for top honors at the 18th annual Rose Julep Cocktail Competition. A panel of expert judges and the public chose the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice winning juleps, respectively. Bartender Isaac Fox of Louisville’s La Chasse took home the Judges’ Choice award for the “Aztec Julep,” a unique cocktail…

Bluegrass Distillers Releases Bottled-in-Bond Wheated Bourbon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 7, 2021 LEXINGTON, Kentucky – Bluegrass Distillers, a craft distillery in Lexington, has announced the release of their first ever Bottled-in-Bond Wheated Bourbon. This small batch release will use Bluegrass’ Wheated mash bill of 75% corn, 21% wheat, and 4% malted barley. Bottled-in-Bond is a federal designation that mandates a bourbon must be made by one distillery in one season,…

Kentucky State University, Kentucky Distillers’ Association partner to support students, increase diversity in the fermentation and distillation industry

April 1, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State University and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) have partnered to establish the Kentucky Distillers’ Association Current Use Student Scholarship Fund. Funded by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association Lifting Spirits Foundation, the scholarship is available to Kentucky State students who are enrolled in the undergraduate certificate in fermentation and distillation science program, have the intention of joining the distilled spirits…

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Spring 2021 Edition of the Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2021 BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distillery announced today the release of the spring 2021 edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey at eight years old. Comprised of barrels produced in spring of 2013, and bottled in spring of 2021, the seventh national release ushers in the latest hallmark series to the bottled-in-bond legacy. Bottled in an ornate…

Four Roses’ Acclaimed Addition to its Bourbon Lineup Expanding to More States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Non-chill filtered and 104 proof, Small Batch Select to appear on more shelves this spring LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (March 30, 2021) – Four Roses Distillery’s acclaimed “fourth rose” will become available to more Bourbon lovers this spring. Four Roses Small Batch Select is a non-chill filtered, 104-proof Bourbon, first introduced in 2019 to just five states as Four Roses’ much-anticipated first permanent product-line…

LexArts, Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden Benefit From Unique Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2021 LEXINGTON, KY – Hall of Fame jockey Isaac Burns Murphy accomplished a level of success in the late 1800s that, by many measures, has never been equaled. So, it is only fitting that an effort to celebrate his remarkable legacy is, itself, also unique. This year, the annual release of a commemorative Maker’s Mark® Bourbon bottle in partnership with…

The Wild Turkey Distilling Co. and Russell’s Reserve Bourbon Announce Donation to Kentucky Distillers’ Association “Lifting Spirits Foundation”

$20,000 Endowment to Sponsor Scholars from Kentucky Universities Intended to Create More Diverse  and Equitable Opportunities within Commonwealth’s Signature Bourbon Industry LAWRENCEBURG, KY (March 29, 2021) — Today, The Wild Turkey Distilling Co. and Russell’s  Reserve Bourbon announce a donation of $20,000 to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Lifting  Spirits Foundation, a program aimed at increasing diversity in distilled spirits through scholarships  and externships. The donation…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes Brough Brothers Distillery as Newest Member

For Immediate Release – March 29, 2021 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Brough Brothers Distillery in Louisville is the newest and 42nd  member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   Brough Brothers Distillery is the first and only African American-owned, licensed and operating distillery in the state of Kentucky. It…

Four Roses Partners with Kentucky Derby Festival for 18th Annual ‘Rose Julep’ Cocktail Competition

Six regional bartenders will compete for best julep recipe FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 22, 2021) – When you think of the Kentucky Derby Festival, you may also think of a mint julep – crushed ice, mellow Bourbon, simple syrup and fresh mint, all muddled together in a silver cup. Over the years, bartenders have continually put unique twists on this classic cocktail, but which…

Master Distiller Renews Bourbon Pact with Fans by Creating Blood Oath Pact 7 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Latest addition to the Blood Oath series features bourbon finished in Sauternes casks For Immediate Release ST. LOUIS (March 16, 2021) – Lux Row Distillers is launching Blood Oath Pact 7 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Finished in Sauternes casks, Pact 7 is the latest in a series of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey blends created by Lux Row Master Distiller John Rempe. Available at retail starting…