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

Bourbon is Booming, but Kentucky’s Industry Faces Major Challenges: KDA

Bourbon continues to boom in Kentucky. The Kentucky Distillers Association announced today that barrel inventory for 2020 is near 10 million, breaking several state records. The total number of barrels of bourbon currently aging in the state is 9,266,228, with nearly another 600,000 other spirits … Continue readingBourbon is Booming, but Kentucky’s Industry Faces Major Challenges: KDA