Kentucky Bourbon Industry

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

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

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

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

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

2013 Record Year For Ky. Bourbon Trail

Jan 23, 2014

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

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

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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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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.

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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