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Society
5:26 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Kentucky's Bourbon Industry Booming

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Kentucky’s Bourbon industry has nearly doubled its workforce in the last two years, employing more than  15,000 people. It now contributes $3 billion in gross state product to the economy each year, up 67 percent from 2012, according to a new report on Kentucky’s distilling industry.

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Business
6:38 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Ky. Distilleries Set to Receive Bourbon Barrel Tax Credits Next Year

The M.B. Roland Distillery operates in Pembroke, Ky.
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A new state law aims to soften the impact of property taxes on Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries.

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Culture
9:17 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Owensboro Distillery Closer to Producing Bourbon

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A distillery in Owensboro will once again produce Kentucky’s signature spirit.

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.

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Government
6:17 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session

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By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014  Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget. All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.

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Business
12:53 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Longtime Bourbon Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson Dies at 75

Rick Howlett

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 8:52 am

One of the legends of Kentucky’s bourbon industry has died.

Longtime master distiller Lincoln Henderson died Tuesday at the age of 75.

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.

Henderson came out of retirement in 2006 to start a new brand, Angel’s Envy, with his son and grandson.

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Society
3:54 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee Laid to Rest in Frankfort

A longtime Kentucky bourbon maker who’s credited with helping spark the industry’s comeback has been laid to rest.

Elmer T. Lee died last week in Frankfort at the age of 93. He was the master distiller emeritus at Buffalo Trace Distillery.

His most notable contribution to the bourbon industry came in 1984, when he introduced Blanton’s, a single-barrel brand of bourbon.  The introduction sparked a trend toward small-batch bourbons that revived the industry.

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Society
9:35 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Angel's Envy Distillery Plans To Open in Louisville

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Another bourbon distillery will be constructed in downtown Louisville.

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. 

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Good Reads
3:09 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

How Bourbon Become a Unique Product of Kentucky Heritage

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 Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage. In the book, Veach reveals the true story of how bourbon became a unique product in Kentucky heritage. Kate Lochte spoke with Veach for Sounds Good. Click here to purchase the book on Amazon.

Culture
3:45 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Western Kentucky Distilleries Become Part of the KY Bourbon Trail

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 Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. State officials joined distillers to make the announcement today in Lexington. Silver Trail Distillery in Hardin and MB Roland Distillery in Pembroke are the far western Kentucky stops.

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Afternoon Update
3:36 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

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Kentucky’s bourbon production has increased 115% over the past 13 years.

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