Limestone launches second Yellowstone Bourbon

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Kentucky’s Limestone Branch Distillery has launched its second Bourbon since opening five years ago – Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon.Presented in a commemorative tube, the bottling has been crafted using hand-selected barrels of 4-year-old and 7-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Full story

Luxco planning $27 million distillery in Bardstown

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Luxco, St. Louis-based marketer of Rebel Yell and Ezra Brooks bourbons, is considering building a $27.3 million distillery in Nelson County, according to the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority.

The KEDFA board voted to give preliminary approval for $1.3 million in tax incentives for the project, which will employ an estimated 34 people with an average hourly wage, including benefits, of $25. Full story

Kentucky’s 10 Best Craft Distilleries | Whisky as an Art Form

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There’s little doubt that the state of Kentucky is the bourbon capital of the world, and therefore the ideal holiday destination for true spirit aficionados. Pick up a Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour passport from the Kentucky Distillers’ Association to receive a commemorative julep cup once you’ve visited all nine of the included distilleries. Or, for those short of time, pick some of the following must-visit distilleries and get a taste of Kentucky’s finest export. Full story

Seventh-generation Beam distiller shines in Lebanon, readies first bourbon release

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By 1980, whiskey had been in a long, arduous drought; for years, it had been looked upon as a rough, low-quality drink. “It wasn’t a good time for bourbon,” says Steve Beam, co-founder and distiller for Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, Ky. “People had switched to wine in the ’70s. If they were drinking distilled spirits, it was vodka.” Full story