Bourbon Production

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Bourbon makers in the Bluegrass are set to receive a tax credit to offset what’s known as the “barrel tax.” 

Kentucky Bourbon Production Tops 1M Barrels In 2012

Apr 30, 2013
Forbes Magazine

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The amount of bourbon produced by Kentucky distillers has topped 1 million barrels for the first time in nearly 40 years.

The Kentucky Distillers' Association said Monday that 1,007,703 barrels were filled in 2012. The last time the total went over a million was in 1973 when 1,004,877 barrels were produced.