HEAVEN HILL AND TIERRA DE AGAVES LAUNCH AÑEJO BOTTLING OF LUNAZUL 100% AGAVE TEQUILA

Award-winning small batch Tequila further builds on remarkable sales success and critical acclaim BARDSTOWN, KY — Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the nation’s largest independent family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer, along with joint venture partner Tierra de Agaves, announces the April release of Lunazul Añejo 100% Agave Tequila. Bottled at 80 proof and available in a 750ml size, Lunazul Añejo will be aged for…

KY GOVERNOR STEVE BESHEAR JOINS HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERIES FOR NEW RICKHOUSE DEDICATION CEREMONY

Company’s Nearly $5 Million Investment Necessitated by Remarkable Growth in the Bourbon Category and Heaven Hill’s Brand Portfolio BARDSTOWN, Ky. — Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the nation’s largest independent family-owned distilled spirits producer and the world’s second-largest holder of aging Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, today welcomed Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to the company’s Bardstown headquarters to help dedicate the newly constructed Rickhouse “J”. The new…

BROWN_FORMAN RELEASES COLLINGWOOD CANADIAN WHISKY

Introducing the only toasted Maplewood mellowed Canadian whisky Louisville, Ky. — Brown-Forman announces the release of Collingwood, a new premium Canadian whisky which is set to hit shelves in February. Collingwood will be the only Maplewood mellowed Canadian whisky available on the market. Every batch of Collingwood starts with the finest Canadian grains, pure spring water from Ontario’s Georgian Bay and its very own, hand-crafted,…

EARLY TIMES UNVEILS 2011 KENTUCKY DERBY MINT JULEP BOTTLE

EARLY TIMES MINT JULEP ARTIST SEARCH CONTEST WINNER SELECTED Marita Walizer of Oklahoma City, OK will have artwork featured on 2011 Kentucky Derby® bottle Louisville, Ky — The first Early Times Mint Julep Artist Search Contest has concluded and a winner has been selected. After receiving dozens of entries from across the country, Marita Walizer of Oklahoma City, OK was chosen as the winner for…

BURNETT’S ADDS TWO FLAVORS TO FLAVORED VODKA LINE

BARDSTOWN, Ky. — The top-selling Burnett’s Flavored Vodka family has added two new flavors to one of the industry’s largest flavor lines. Burnett’s Limeade and Orange Cream are the two newest additions to the innovative portfolio of flavors. Burnett’s Limeade and Orange Cream reflect two of the freshest new ideas in the flavored vodka category. “We seek to provide Burnett’s consumers with flavor development that…

KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL® TOUR SHATTERS RECORD

FRANKFORT, Ky. — For the second straight year, the number of visitors who completed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Passport program surged more than 300 percent, as more than 9,000 people finished the historic tour of all six legendary distilleries in 2010. “An unbelievable achievement for our signature industry and our Commonwealth,” said Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association that created and coordinates the…

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ADDS HONEY TO PORTFOLIO

BARDSTOWN, Ky. — The Christian Brothers Brandy will launch a Honey line extension to one of the strongest consumer franchises in the distilled spirits industry. The flavor concept combines real, natural honey with the rich taste of Christian Brothers Brandy. The new Christian Brothers Honey launched nationally in February and features the traditional Christian Brothers’ cathedral bottle with a vibrant gold label and iconography familiar…

ALLTECH JOINS KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’ ASSOCIATION

LEXINGTON DISTILLERY IS FIRST KDA CRAFT MEMBER LEXINGTON, Ky. — For the first time since its founding in 1880, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association is expanding its membership rolls to invite craft distilleries, with Lexington-based Alltech being the first to join today. Alltech, a global leader in the animal health and nutrition industry, has established itself as an innovator in Kentucky’s growing craft distillery business with…

BROWN_FORMAN RELEASES NEW EARLY TIMES 354 BOURBON

Joins Early Times Kentucky Whisky in an expansion of the famous Early Times brand Louisville, Ky. — Brown-Forman announces the Early Times brand is returning to its bourbon roots with Early Times 354 Bourbon. Crafted with pure water, select grains, proprietary yeast and carefully distilled and matured in select oak barrels, it’s the newest (and in a way, the oldest) member of the Early Times…

BILL SAMUELS, JR. TO STEP DOWN AS PRESIDENT OF MAKER’S MARK®

Samuels Family Legacy Continues with Rob Samuels as COO Loretto, KY — In April of this year, Bill Samuels, Jr., will retire as President of Maker’s Mark®, the world’s oldest operating bourbon distillery and a National Historic Landmark, and transition into the new role of Chairman Emeritus for the iconic global brand. His son, Rob Samuels, who was appointed Chief Operating Officer in October 2010,…