KDA Names Sara Barnes Directory of Industry Responsibility and Sustainability

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has named Sara Barnes as director of industry responsibility and sustainability. Barnes previously was managing director of the Bourbon Women Association, previously serving as marketing and events coordinator at Boone County Distilling Co. for four years, according to a new release. … Continue readingKDA Names Sara Barnes Directory of Industry Responsibility and Sustainability

KDA Honors Two with Newly-Created Esprit de Corps Awards

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced it has awarded Esprit de Corps Awards to KDA Board Chairwoman Jessica Pendergrass of Heaven Hill Distllery and Shane Baker of Wilderness Trail Distillery; the new award honors industry leaders who personify the group’s spirit of camaraderie and integrity, according to a news release. … Continue readingKDA Honors Two with Newly-Created Esprit de Corps Awards

Rabbit Hole, Wilderness Trail, Willett Advance to ‘Heritage’ KDA Membership

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced that Rabbit Hole Distillery, Wilderness Trail Distillery and Willett Distillery are now “Heritage” members, the highest level in the non-profit group that leads the state’s bourbon and spirits industry. Distilleries must have at least 25,000 barrels of distilled spirits aging … Continue readingRabbit Hole, Wilderness Trail, Willett Advance to ‘Heritage’ KDA Membership

Will vintage whiskey bill pass? Sazerac calls it ‘unenforceable’

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’

Kentucky Legislature Considers Vintage Spirits Law

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