Kentucky Bourbon Industry

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1:23 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Diageo Announces Plan For New Distillery In Ky.

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

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9:54 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Bourbon Giant Celebrates Significant Milestone

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

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4:02 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Kentucky To Offer Bourbon Tax Credit

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

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5:30 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

2013 Record Year For Ky. Bourbon Trail

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail experience recorded more than 630,000 visits in 2013.

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8:19 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Bourbon Truly American Despite Foreign Ties

Whiskey insiders say Kentucky bourbon remains authentically American, even when some distillers answer to foreign companies.

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7:22 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Woodford Reserve To Revamp Visitors' Center, Add Tasting Room

Visitors Center at Woodford Reserve Distillery
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Woodford Reserve says it plans to renovate the visitors' center at its bourbon distillery in central Kentucky.

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2:41 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson Dies

Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A master distiller who helped create the Woodford Reserve brand for Brown-Forman and came out of retirement in 2006 to help launch Angel's Envy has died.

A statement from Angel's Envy says 75-year-old Lincoln Henderson died late Tuesday. It did not give a reason.

Henderson was well-known and respected in the industry and was named as an inaugural member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

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9:02 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Wild Turkey Distillery Opens Packaging Operation

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. -- Wild Turkey has a new packaging operation in central Kentucky as part of a $100 million investment in facility upgrades for the bourbon brand in the past three years.

The bourbon maker is celebrating the opening of the packaging facility at its operation at Lawrenceburg. Company executives are being joined by state officials at the event Tuesday.

The brand's parent company invested $43 million in the packaging facility

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3:52 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Expansion Planned At Woodford Reserve Distillery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Brown-Forman Corp. said Thursday it plans to boost bourbon production at its Woodford Reserve Distillery, where an expansion topping $35 million will add stills, double its bottling capacity and increase storage space where the whiskey matures.

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9:14 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Buffalo Trace Distillery Gets Landmark Designation

Buffalo Trace Distillery
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The National Park Service has designated Buffalo Trace's George T. Stagg Distillery a National Historic Landmark.

The designation highlights it as a "highly intact" example of pre-Prohibition industrial architecture that also shows how distilling expanded once the federal ban was repealed in the early 1930s. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported buildings are in active use and feature quarry-faced stonework and decorative brickwork in a 1930s-era factory.

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