bourbon http://wkms.org en Ky. Distilleries Set to Receive Bourbon Barrel Tax Credits Next Year http://wkms.org/post/ky-distilleries-set-receive-bourbon-barrel-tax-credits-next-year <p>A new state law <a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/14RS/HB445.htm">aims to soften the impact of property taxes </a>on Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:38:11 +0000 John Null 41824 at http://wkms.org Ky. Distilleries Set to Receive Bourbon Barrel Tax Credits Next Year Owensboro Distillery Closer to Producing Bourbon http://wkms.org/post/owensboro-distillery-closer-producing-bourbon <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A distillery in Owensboro will once again produce Kentucky’s signature spirit.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Officials with TerrePURE Kentucky Distillers announced Tuesday afternoon that they are purchasing the Charles Medley Distillery and will create bourbon and other lines of spirits.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:17:58 +0000 Kevin Willis (KPR) 40396 at http://wkms.org Owensboro Distillery Closer to Producing Bourbon Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session http://wkms.org/post/winners-losers-and-lost-causes-general-assemblys-2014-session <p>By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014&nbsp; Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:17:13 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40024 at http://wkms.org Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session Longtime Bourbon Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson Dies at 75 http://wkms.org/post/longtime-bourbon-master-distiller-lincoln-henderson-dies-75 One of the legends of Kentucky’s bourbon industry has died.<p>Longtime master distiller Lincoln Henderson died Tuesday at the age of 75.<p>Henderson spent 40 years as master distiller for Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corporation, helping develop brands such as Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel.<p>Henderson came out of retirement in 2006 to start a new brand, Angel’s Envy, with his son and grandson.<p>The Hendersons announced in July that they would renovate the <a href="/post/angels-envy-bourbon-be-produced-renovated-louisville-building">old Vermont American building on East Ma Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:53:34 +0000 Rick Howlett 34791 at http://wkms.org Longtime Bourbon Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson Dies at 75 Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee Laid to Rest in Frankfort http://wkms.org/post/buffalo-trace-master-distiller-emeritus-elmer-t-lee-laid-rest-frankfort <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>A longtime Kentucky bourbon maker who’s credited with helping spark the industry’s comeback has been laid to rest.</p><p>Elmer T. Lee died last week in Frankfort at the age of 93. He was the master distiller emeritus at Buffalo Trace Distillery.</p><p>His most notable contribution to the bourbon industry came in 1984, when he introduced Blanton’s, a single-barrel brand of bourbon.&nbsp; The introduction sparked a trend toward small-batch bourbons that revived the industry. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:54:58 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 33305 at http://wkms.org Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee Laid to Rest in Frankfort Angel's Envy Distillery Plans To Open in Louisville http://wkms.org/post/angels-envy-distillery-plans-open-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another bourbon distillery will be constructed in downtown Louisville.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The makers of Angel’s Envy bourbon announced Tuesday that they’ll build a distillery and visitors’ center in the long-vacant complex across from Louisville Slugger Field. The $12 million investment is expected to create 40 new jobs.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:35:10 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 32936 at http://wkms.org Angel's Envy Distillery Plans To Open in Louisville How Bourbon Become a Unique Product of Kentucky Heritage http://wkms.org/post/how-bourbon-become-unique-product-kentucky-heritage <p>Michael Veach is the Associate Curator of Special Collections at The Filson Historical Society in Louisville. He's also the only professional bourbon historian in the country and has recently written a book titled <em>Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage</em>. In the book, Veach reveals the true story of how bourbon became a unique product in Kentucky heritage. Kate Lochte spoke with Veach for <em>Sounds Good</em>. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0813141656/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0813141656&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wwwwkmsorg-20">Click here to purchase the book on Amazon</a>.</p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:09:48 +0000 Kate Lochte 29431 at http://wkms.org How Bourbon Become a Unique Product of Kentucky Heritage Western Kentucky Distilleries Become Part of the KY Bourbon Trail http://wkms.org/post/western-kentucky-distilleries-become-part-ky-bourbon-trail-1 <p>Western Kentucky is now a part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Locations in Marshall and Christian counties are among seven of the state’s so-called micro or craft distilleries added to the <a href="http://kybourbontrail.com/index.php/kentucky_bourbon_trail_craft_tour">Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. </a>State officials joined distillers to make the announcement today in Lexington. <a href="http://lblmoonshine.com/">Silver Trail Distillery in Hardin </a>and <a href="http://mbrdistillery.com/Home.html">MB Roland Distillery in Pembroke</a> are the far western Kentucky stops. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:45:17 +0000 Angela Hatton 23188 at http://wkms.org Western Kentucky Distilleries Become Part of the KY Bourbon Trail Afternoon Round-Up 7/5/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-7512 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/04/156219412/medical-marijuana-use-sprouting-in-israel">Medical Marijuana Use Sprouting In Israel</a></p><p><strong>Substances [con&#39;t]:</strong></p><p>Kentucky&rsquo;s <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/bourbon-sales">bourbon production</a> has increased 115% over the past 13 years.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:36:29 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18827 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 7/5/12 Bourbon Sales Up http://wkms.org/post/bourbon-sales <p>Kentucky&rsquo;s bourbon production has increased 115% over the past 13 years according to the Kentucky Distiller&rsquo;s Association.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 18731 at http://wkms.org Bourbon Sales Up