Conor O’Driscoll Joins Heaven Hill Distillery as Fifth Master Distiller

Industry veteran brings extensive distilling, innovation expertise to largest family-owned and operated American Whiskey company   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2019 BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distillery is proud to announce Conor O’Driscoll as the fifth Master Distiller in its 84-year history. O’Driscoll’s wealth of experience in the industry and technical expertise gives him the ability to focus on quality, authenticity and innovation, all…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Announces New Board Officers, Directors

For Immediate Release – January 23, 2019 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Rick Robinson, Vice President of Product Supply Chain at Campari America, has been named chairman of the historic group’s Board of Directors for 2019. This marks the second time Robinson has served as chairman of the non-profit trade group that unites, promotes, protects and elevates the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. He also served as chairman…

Bartender of the Year Los Angeles Finalist Draws Flavor Inspiration from Life Milestone

Heaven Hill Brands, Liquor.com announce first finalist for 2019 “Bartender of the Year”     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2019 BARDSTOWN, KY – Vay Su, bartender at Republique in Los Angeles, announced as the Heaven Hill Brands and Liquor.com Los Angeles finalist for the 2019 Bartender of the Year Competition. Su won first place, $1,000 and a trip to the finals at Half Mile…

CASEY JONES DISTILLERY NAMED TOP 10 DISTILLERIES OF 2018 BY DISTILLERY TRAIL

Continues growth to best new craft distillery in Southern KY     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Hopkinsville, KY (January 7th, 2019) – DistilleryTrail.com has named Casey Jones Distillery among the top 10 distilleries of 2018. Distillery Trail is an online web portal dedicated to the distillery and craft spirits business and in an email distributed to subscribers on December 31st, 2018, Casey Jones Distillery was…

Get In The Holiday Spirit – Responsibly

SAFE RIDE KY COALITION OFFERS $20 LYFT DISCOUNTS TO PREVENT IMPAIRED DRIVING     For Immediate Release – December 21, 2018    FRANKFORT, Ky – This holiday season, Kentuckians can claim $20 in safe ride discounts thanks to Safe Ride KY, a state-wide coalition led by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.   Users can enter promo code SLEIGHRIDEKY into the Lyft mobile application between December 21, 2018…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Welcomes Two Kentucky Distillers to Heritage Level Membership

For Immediate Release – December 18, 2018       FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Bardstown Bourbon Company and Louisville Distilling Company have advanced to the rank of “Heritage” members, the highest level in the non-profit group that unites and leads the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. To qualify as a Heritage member, distilleries must have at least…

Regional Semifinalists Chosen for Heaven Hill Brands, Liquor.com 2019 “Bartender of the Year”

FOR RELEASE: For Immediate Release   BARDSTOWN, KY – Heaven Hill Brands and Liquor.com announced today the 48 regional semifinalists competing in the 2019 Bartender of the Year competition. Semifinalists will compete in San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, Austin, New York City, and Miami from January 2019 through April 2019. More than 1,100 original cocktail recipes were entered using Domaine de Canton French Ginger…

Diageo Announces Intention to Build Additional Distillery in Kentucky

LEBANON, Ky., December 13, 2018 – Diageo today announced its intention to build a new distilled spirits manufacturing facility in Kentucky, to support its growth ambition in the bourbon and American whiskey categories. This project will represent a further investment in Kentucky’s spirits industry of $130 million over three years. The proposed facility will consist of a distillery, dry house, and warehousing in Marion County’s…

Kentucky Distillers’ Association Honors Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer With “100 Proof” Award

For Immediate Release – December 6, 2018     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association this week honored Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his leadership in championing the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Mayor Fischer is the first local official to ever receive the award, which is the highest honor that the KDA bestows to elected…

James E. Pepper Distillery marks one year of distilling in historic location

For Immediate Release       Lexington, KY—December 21 marks one year of distillation at the historic James E. Pepper distillery in Lexington, KY. After a decade-long labor of love the distillery began to once again make whiskey after sitting dormant for nearly sixty years.   “This is a really exciting milestone,” said Amir Peay, owner and proprietor of the distillery. “To finally have all…