There’s not unanimous distiller support for House Bill 100, which would allow individuals to sell vintage spirits to licensed liquor dealers. Sazerac supports the idea of a Kentucky Vintage Spirits Bill, but not the proposed law’s execution, a company spokesperson said, calling it “unenforceable.” The … Continue readingWill vintage whiskey bill pass? Sazerac calls it ‘unenforceable’
Who wants bourbon from 1908? Soon, that dream may become a reality. The Kentucky legislature introduced legislation that would allow the legal sale of vintage spirits. The act defines vintage distilled spirit as “a package or packages of distilled spirits that: “Are in their original manufacturer’s … Continue readingKentucky Legislature Considers Vintage Spirits Law
It’s a good time to be in the bourbon business, especially in Kentucky. The spirit earned $8.5 billion in economic output last year and created 17,500 jobs for the Bluegrass State, according to a joint economic study between the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and University of Louisville’s … Continue readingBourbon: $8.5 Billion ‘Economic Output,’ KDA says
It’s that time of year, where the Kentucky governor wears his “bourbon is awesome” hat and signs a piece of paper that declares September “Bourbon Heritage Month” in the Bluegrass. Okay, he didn’t actually where a hat. “Kentucky Bourbon is a thriving, homegrown industry that’s … Continue readingKy. Gov. Declares September ‘Bourbon Heritage Month’
The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame inducted four new members and presented its first Lifetime Achievement Award yesterday. Parker Beam, the long-time master distiller for Heaven Hill, received the Lifetime Achievement Award, the first time this award has been given. From now on, it will … Continue readingKentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame
Dear Mr. President, As I write this, bourbon brands sit in meetings discussing how to get a bottle in your hands. Your comments yesterday about joining Sen. Mitch McConnell for a Kentucky Bourbon lit a fire under their fannies. You should know there’s presidential history … Continue readingDear Mr. President, If You Sip One Bourbon, Make It….