Brown-Forman to Double Woodford Reserve Distilling Capacity by 2022

In order to meet the global demand for Woodford Reserve, Brown-Forman Corporation will embark on an expansion project that will double its current production facility, the company announced.

The project includes the addition of three new copper pot stills; a new building that will house the boiler plant; additional fermentation tanks; a grain unloading area; a barrel unloading/storage area, and a conference and training center for employees.

Construction will begin this spring and is expected to be completed by next summer. The distillery in Woodford County will continue to be operational throughout the process, per the announcement.

“Woodford Reserve is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2021, and the expansion of the distillery allows us to look to the next 25 years,” Master Distiller Chris Morris said in a news release. “Woodford Reserve Distillery uses copper pot stills in a triple distillation process to hand craft bourbon, and today’s announcement builds on that legacy.”

“Woodford Reserve is a key driver of growth for the company – and the investment ensures the brand continues to expand around the world,” Brown-Forman President and CEO Lawson Whiting said. “Woodford Reserve has enjoyed exceptional growth over the last decade, maintaining a double-digit net sales growth rate year-to-date with more than one million case sales.”

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