Kentucky Bourbon Industry

Saving Stories: Chronicling Bourbon's Big Comeback

Sep 13, 2016
Nunn Center for Oral History

Sure, Kentucky bourbon is arguably more popular than ever, evidenced by the oft quoted statistic that there are now more bourbon barrels in the state than there are people, but that wasn't always the case.  In this episode of Saving Stories WUKY's Alan Lytle and Dr. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries talk about the bourbon renaissance and share audio clips from the Nunn Center's ongoing Kentucky Bourbon Tales project.

Kentucky Distillers Association

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Kentucky Distillers Association President Eric Gregory about another record-setting year of production for one of the Commonwealth's signature industries.  Eric also provides a preview of next month's Kentucky Bourbon Affair in Louisville.


Officials have broken ground on an expansion at the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg and announced an expansion of warehouse facilities in Bullitt County.

A newly released study has state officials even more bullish on Kentucky's bourbon industry.

Margie Samuels Gains Bourbon Hall Of Fame Honor

Sep 11, 2014

The woman behind the Maker's Mark name and red wax on its bottles is taking her place among Kentucky's bourbon greats.

Diageo Announces Plan For New Distillery In Ky.

May 29, 2014

Global liquor giant Diageo PLC says it plans to build a new distillery in Kentucky.

Bourbon Giant Celebrates Significant Milestone

Apr 24, 2014
Jim Beam

Jim Beam has reached another milestone by filling its 13th million barrel of bourbon since the repeal of Prohibition.

Kentucky To Offer Bourbon Tax Credit

Apr 3, 2014
Kentucky Distillers Association

State lawmakers have effectively eliminated a tax on aging barrels of bourbon in a move to protect one of the state's signature industries.