President Barack Obama put a little Cleveland Bourbon on his thumb and jabbed it in Sen. Mitch McConnell’s eyeball. Figuratively. Obama, who said last year he would enjoy a Kentucky Bourbon with McConnell, visited the makers of Cleveland Bourbon as part of his Cleveland trip. … Continue readingObama Visits Controversial Cleveland Bourbon, KDA Responds
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….
In Kentucky, we’re bombarded with Alison Grimes and Sen. Mitch McConnell political commercials and signs. Not to mention, our non-Kentuckian friends offering unsolicited voting advice. As the country closely watches our hotly contested Senatorial race, I’ve noticed more politicians attending distillery openings and wondered who the bourbon industry … Continue readingBourbon Interests Support McConnell
As things heat up between the U.S. and Russia, a bourbon brand faces a Russian ban. According to The Moscow Times, Russia’s state consumer protection watchdog is planning to suspend Kentucky Gentleman bourbon. The article says the government agency found “signs of phthalates — organic chemicals — in the … Continue readingRussia Targets Bourbon
The government shutdown will impact new whiskey and other alcohol brands. U.S. Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has suspended all non-excepted operations, according to a statement on its website. “However, there will be no access to TTB’s eGovernment applications including, but not limited to, … Continue readingWhiskey Brands Negatively Impacted by Government Shutdown
When I listened to Greg Fischer during a 2010 mayoral debate, bourbon didn’t come up. But, little did he or anybody else know that the whiskey would become one of his most-successful platforms. Since taking office, Fischer has done more for the bourbon industry than … Continue readingBourbon Heritage Month: Q&A with America’s Bourbon Mayor