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A Christian County distillery is one of two in Kentucky who can begin selling mixed drinks to tourists this weekend. MB Roland Distillery of Pembroke, southeast of Hopkinsville, is scheduled to receive their license Friday. 

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The owners of Silent Brigade Distillery, Mayor Gayle Kaler, Paducah Ambassadors and members of the community gathered Friday at the new business to begin producing the city's first bourbon since prohibition.

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Demand for bourbon is putting pressure on the population of Kentucky’s white oak trees, which are used to make staves for whiskey barrels.

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Kentucky bourbon production hit a nearly 50-year high last year. An industry group says the state’s distilleries filled nearly 1.9 million bourbon barrels last year, the highest level since 1967. 

If I say Kentucky Derby, you say ... mint julep?

Well, if you're a Kentucky dame like me you do. As my fellow Louisville native Jesse Baker once pointed out: "It ain't Derby without a mint julep."

Race fans have been drinking mint juleps at Churchill Downs in Louisville since the racetrack's inception in 1875, according to bourbon historian Fred Minnick.

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Master distiller Ken Pierce is retiring from the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown after a career spanning more than 30 years in the industry. 

Jim Beam, via Twitter

Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry. 

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A company that produces bourbon barrels is expanding their operations in Kentucky, investing $12 million in a new mill in Marshall County.

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A bill seeking to make many changes to Kentucky’s alcohol laws appears to be moving toward final passage.

The omnibus alcohol measure allows for increased production by small farm wineries and microbreweries, and aims to ease certain restrictions on the bourbon industry.

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A Western Kentucky-based company is investing $1.3 million in opening a distillery in Muhlenberg County, creating 31 jobs.

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