Bourbon Without Borders – Governor Signs Shipping Bill, Mails First Bottles Of Signature Spirit

For Immediate Release – June 1, 2018       LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin today ceremonially signed a new law that allows visitors to ship bottles of Kentucky’s signature spirit home, then joined Bourbon Barons and legislative leaders to box and dispatch the first commemorative bottles to celebrate the historic occasion.   The event took place at the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome…

Statement by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association on the Trade/Tariff Issue

May 31, 2018     “The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has long been an advocate of free and fair trade which has catapulted our legendary craft into an unparalleled chapter of global success.   “Bourbon is a thriving $8.5 billion industry in Kentucky, generating 17,500 jobs with an annual payroll of $800 million. Spirits production and consumption pours more than $825 million into federal, state, and local…

Boone County Distilling Co. Wins Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Boone County’s Eighteen 33 Single Barrel beat out hundreds at prestigious spirits competition.     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOONE COUNTY, KY, May 30, 2018 – Boone County Distilling Company, one of Kentucky’s most exciting craft distillers, brought home gold with a Double Gold win at the 18th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Boone County’s Eighteen 33 Single Barrel Cask, known for its mellow, oaky and…

Lincoln descendant makes record-setting bid at auction

Collector’s Item Brings $25,550 Intent on owning a keepsake connected with the 16th president and her family heritage, Jo-Ann Bland Myers arrived at an auction at Boundary Oak Distillery with a purpose. “I came to buy,” she said. During the auction Wednesday for the first bottle of Lincoln wheated whiskey, her interest quickly became obvious. As fellow bidders huddled to discuss strategy during the pleadings…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair Fantasy Camp To Feature Kentucky Proud Products

For Immediate Release – May 25, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Proud, which markets farm-fresh fare and ingredients from across the Bluegrass, will showcase the state’s top agricultural offerings and talented local chefs at June’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp.   “The Kentucky Bourbon Affair celebrates the homegrown allure and authenticity of Kentucky Bourbon, and you can’t get more genuine than Kentucky Proud,”…

Four Roses to Host 2nd Annual Salt River Clean Up Day 

Employees will volunteer to help maintain riverbank as community service project   MEDIA ADVISORY     WHAT: Employees from Four Roses will volunteer to maintain the pristine riverbank around the Salt River across from the Four Roses Distillery by removing debris. The group will target the dam and concrete area, as well as and the highway where it forks on each side of the river,…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ To Feature Exclusive Private Barrel Picks By Panel Of Legendary Hall of Fame Master Distillers

Sales From Epic Closing Event To Benefit Kentucky Charities     For Immediate Release – May 14, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the first time ever, legendary Master Distillers from the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame have banded together and hand-picked elite single barrels of Bourbon and Rye to be sold at the Kentucky Bourbon Affair closing event.   This historic charitable event…

Heaven Hill Distillery Receives Best Bourbon, Best Small Batch Bourbon and Numerous Medals from 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition

Awards continue legacy of excellence for Heaven Hill Distillery portfolio     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2018 IMAGES: See end of release Both Bourbons and Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey also received the Double Gold designation, which the competition defines as “awarded to the very few entries that receive a Gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel; these are among the finest…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Rep. Chad McCoy With “100 Proof” Award

For Immediate Release – May 2, 2018   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association honored Rep. Chad McCoy on Monday with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his leadership in passing historic legislation in the 2018 General Assembly that allows distillery visitors to ship spirits home.   “As the chief sponsor of House Bill 400, Rep. McCoy was instrumental in securing the successful passage…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer With “100 Proof” Award

For Immediate Release – May 2, 2018   FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association honored Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer on Monday with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his exemplary efforts in the 2018 legislative session to promote and protect the Commonwealth’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.   KDA President Eric Gregory cited Sen. Thayer’s skilled leadership in guiding House Bill 400…