Barton 1792 Adds New Barrel Warehouse; Two More Under Construction

Barton 1792 Distillery finished construction of Warehouse 22 and began filling it with barrels of aging whiskey in February – it’s the first new warehouse built at the Bardstown distillery since 1963. The warehouse was erected as part of a $25 million addition at the … Continue readingBarton 1792 Adds New Barrel Warehouse; Two More Under Construction

Distillery 291, Pennington Distilling Announce New Hires

Distillery 291 announced the hiring of a new vice president of wholesale sales and marketing; meanwhile, Pennington Distilling Company also announced three new hires. Hannah Thomas joins the Colorado Springs-based 291 bringing industry experience with Breakthru Beverage, where she represented the Diageo and Moet Hennessy … Continue readingDistillery 291, Pennington Distilling Announce New Hires

The Bad News: Covid Pandemic Devastates 2020 Bourbon Trail Tourism

To no one’s surprise, the coronavirus pandemic struck a blow to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced that for the first time in its 21 years, total attendance on the Trail fell – sharply – in 2020. Visitors last year to member … Continue readingThe Bad News: Covid Pandemic Devastates 2020 Bourbon Trail Tourism

Spirit Works Distillery Promotes Krystal Goulart to Head Distiller

Northern California-based Spirit Works Distillery announced it has promoted Krystal Goulart to head distiller. Goulart joined the distillery in 2018 as apprentice following more than a decade in the wine industry. She earned degrees in enology and viticulture from California State University-Fresno and worked abroad … Continue readingSpirit Works Distillery Promotes Krystal Goulart to Head Distiller

Grain & Barrel Spirits to Partner With Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey

Charleston, S.C.-based Grain & Barrel Spirits announced it will partner with cross-town distillery Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey, adding the latter’s products to its portfolio for distribution. Grain & Barrel’s key products are Dixie Vodka and Chicken Cock Whiskey, while Virgil Kaine offers several distilled products, … Continue readingGrain & Barrel Spirits to Partner With Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey

Buffalo Trace Reports Nearly 150,000 Visitors During 2020, Despite Four-Month Shutdown

Buffalo Trace Distillery reports that, in spite of the challenges of 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic, visitation numbers were still high. After just under 300,000 visited the distillery in 2019, 145,365 ventured to Buffalo Trace last year, in spite of a four-month closure and limited … Continue readingBuffalo Trace Reports Nearly 150,000 Visitors During 2020, Despite Four-Month Shutdown