Officials have broken ground on an expansion at the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg and announced an expansion of warehouse facilities in Bullitt County.
The project in Anderson County involves a $34 million investment as Four Roses adds two new buildings and new equipment, doubling the size of the distillery and annual production. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2018 and to add 15 new jobs.
"We are literally entering the gold age of bourbon," said Kentucky Distillers Association President Eric Gregory. "It's a three billion dollar industry that's fueling the bluegrass economy. Bourbon today provides good paying jobs to more than 15,000 Kentuckians with a payroll of more than seven hundred million dollars."
Five more jobs will be added in a $21 million investment as Four Roses builds four new warehouses at the company's facility in Cox's Creek. The new warehouses are expected to be operational by 2022.
Four Roses previously announced plans to build a new bottling facility in Bullitt County, expected to be running by spring 2018.