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Castle & Key Distillery Celebrates the Grand Opening of its $30 Million, 3 Million Proof Gallon, Distillery Destination [Video]

Should you start a distillery from scratch or renovate an existing distillery? That is the question. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. In the case of Wes Murry and Will Arvin, that question was answered in April 2014 when they purch…

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A Master Distiller Shift – Maker’s Master Distiller to Jim Beam, Heaven Hill Master Distiller to Maker’s Mark

When the big cheese is in town things tend to happen. Just a few days ago Beam Suntory Chairman & CEO Matthew J. Shattock was in Kentucky as he accepted his induction into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. And now, a few days later, Beam Suntory, …

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Bourbon Heritage Month Rolls on with Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Full Lineup of Music, Bourbon Workshops and Culinary Demos

Who gets top billing? It’s a tough call when looking at the 2018 Bourbon & Beyond Festival. This year’s lineup of music, spirits and culinary is first class across the board. Earlier this year, the festival producers, Danny Wimmer Prese…

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Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases 2018 Bourbon & Rye Antique Collection – 17 Year Old Eagle Rare Now 101°

One of the best parts about Bourbon Heritage Month is the release of many annual bourbon releases. This year is no exception, Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky introduced the Antique Collection more than a decade ago and it has become a c…

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2018 Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame to Induct Freddie Johnson, Dr. Pearse Lyons, Matt Shattock and Max Shapira

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival co-founded the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2001. Each year since then, inducting the winners into the Hall of Fame is one of the most anticipated events of the annu…

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The $65k Ultimate Fantasy Whiskey Experience – A Barrel of Jack, A Helicopter, The Presidential Suite and Lotsa Leather

It all started about 10 years ago on a ping pong table at the home of Sean and Lisa Higgins. This husband and wife team took an inkling of an idea and went with it. The Higgins’ are the co-founders of Mint Julep Tours, recently renamed Mint Julep…

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Distilling 101: A New Grain Sales Rep Goes to Moonshine University for a Week [BrandScape]

Today’s distilled spirits and bourbon boom is creating new opportunities for people with different backgrounds and varied skill sets. A lot of people ask, “How do I get into the industry?” There’s no single answer other than kee…

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Angel’s Envy to Spread its Wings with Plans for 2nd Distillery and Barrel Warehouses

It may have taken a while for Angel’s Envy Distillery to complete its first distillery in 2016 but now that they are cranking out all that bourbon and rye whiskey they need somewhere to store all those aging barrels. According to a report by WDRB…

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Governor Proclaims September “Bourbon Heritage Month” in Kentucky

Does Kentucky own Bourbon Heritage Month? Heck no, it’s a celebration to be shared and experienced around the world. But in the state that produces 95% of the world’s bourbon, they do take full advantage of the amber spirits month long cele…

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Bardstown Bourbon Co. Becomes 14th Member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail – 1st with Distillery, Full-Service Restaurant, Bar & Vintage Spirits

Bardstown Bourbon Company founded in 2014 in Bardstown, Kentucky is the latest Kentucky Distillers’ Association member to join the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience, becoming the 14th destination on the world-famous journey that showcases the America&…

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