Business
11:00 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Bourbon Sales Up

Kentucky’s bourbon production has increased 115% over the past 13 years according to the Kentucky Distiller’s Association. 

President Eric Gregory says the state now has its largest inventory of bourbon and other whiskeys since 1977- at 5.4 million barrels.

“We’re very happy to have those barrels. The projected tax assess value of those barrels is $1.7 billion, which is up $350 million from the previous year.”

Gregory says 95 percent of the world’s bourbon comes from Kentucky.