Kentucky Distillers’ Association Issues Statement on Removal of Tariffs

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association this week released a statement regarding the removal of tariffs on Kentucky Bourbon and other spirits: After three long years, it’s time to raise a glass.  The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and its 51 member companies are thrilled at the announcement that … Continue readingKentucky Distillers’ Association Issues Statement on Removal of Tariffs

Kentucky Now Has 10 Million Barrels of Bourbon Aging – Double the Population

For the first time in the modern era of American whiskey, Kentucky has 10 million barrels of Bourbon aging in distillery warehouses across the Commonwealth – or more than two barrels per every person. Kentucky’s population is about 4.51 million, according to U.S. 2020 Census … Continue readingKentucky Now Has 10 Million Barrels of Bourbon Aging – Double the Population

Toasts Not Tariffs Appeals to Biden Administration to End Tariffs on Spirits, Wine

The Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition, 48 associations representing the entire three-tier chain of the U.S. alcohol industry, sent a letter today to U.S. Trade Rep. Ambassador Tai, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and U.S. Dept. of Commerce Secretary Raimondo to urge the immediate removal of … Continue readingToasts Not Tariffs Appeals to Biden Administration to End Tariffs on Spirits, Wine

Global Tariffs Slash Kentucky Bourbon Exports by 35% in 2020, Per KDA

Tariffs imposed on U.S. spirits due to international trade disputes slashed the exports of Kentucky Bourbon by 35% overall in 2020, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced. Shipments to the European Union fell by nearly 50%. The EU is expected to double the tariffs imposed on American whiskey, which would … Continue readingGlobal Tariffs Slash Kentucky Bourbon Exports by 35% in 2020, Per KDA