October 18, 2021

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6 new things in Kentucky’s bourbon industry

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The best holiday of the year is here, everyone. That’s right, it’s National Bourbon Day. 

In 2015, the Old Fashioned was named the official cocktail of Louisville. Legend has it the Old Fashioned, a bourbon cocktail that includes sugar and bitters (and occasionally cherry or citrus), was invented right in Louisville. 

Louisville’s historic Pendennis Club was the first to use the name in 1881, but it had been referenced otherwise as a bourbon cocktail being made “the old fashioned way.” 

Not surprisingly, bourbon is big business in Kentucky. It’s an $8.6 billion bourbon industry that produces 95% of the world’s bourbon, and in 2020, Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries filled 2.1 million barrels of bourbon, according to the Kentucky Distillers Association

Many distilleries that shut down for a while during the coronavirus pandemic spent the time to upgrade their facilities, work on new products and announce new partnerships. Even if we couldn’t see inside, Kentucky’s distilleries have been hard at work, and announcements have been rolling out quickly as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

So in honor of our favorite holiday — and always dependable cocktail — here are six new things happening in Kentucky’s bourbon industry: 

Bardstown Bourbon Company launches new bottling facility

Bardstown Bourbon Company announced the opening of its new bottling facility, adjacent to the company’s distillery and Visitors Center. The 55,000 square foot facility will enable the team to bottle hundreds of thousands of cases of distilled spirits per year and generate 25 new jobs for local Bardstown residents.

Bardstown Bourbon Company is opening a new 55,000 square-foot bottling facility that will allow the distillery to bottle hundreds of thousands of cases of distilled spirits per year and create 25 new jobs. 

“Our new bottling facility will raise the bar for what we can provide our partners and fill a void within co-manufacturing spirits production,” Justin Willett, executive director of manufacturing operations for Bardstown Bourbon Company, said in a news release announcing the expansion.

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