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, 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
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
Today, Steve Beam (above) started his first barrel of Yellowstone Bourbon at Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky. I submit this as evidence that what some people are calling a ‘bourbon shortage’ is both real and good for bourbon lovers. Full story
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
There are few things that bring Kentucky to mind quicker than the word “bourbon.” Kentucky is, after all, the birthplace of the distilled spirit, with 95 percent of the world’s supply produced in the state, according to the Kentucky Distiller’s Association. Full story
Check out this great picture set by the Lexington Herald Leader of some of Kentucky’s craft distilleries. View photos