Kentucky Bourbon Industry Kentucky Bourbon Remains Strong Sector Of State Economy, Report Shows By Associated Press • Oct 21, 2014 A newly released study has state officials even more bullish on Kentucky's bourbon industry. Margie Samuels Gains Bourbon Hall Of Fame Honor By Associated Press • Sep 11, 2014 Makersmark.com 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. By Associated Press • May 29, 2014 Global liquor giant Diageo PLC says it plans to build a new distillery in Kentucky. Bourbon Giant Celebrates Significant Milestone By Associated Press • 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 By Associated Press • 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.