Diageo To Bottle Whiskey At Stitzel-Weller For First Time In DecadesAugust 26, 2014
With the whisk(e)y boom in full swing, Diageo is undertaking another significant investment in the category, this one at its Stitzel-Weller Distillery in the Louisville suburb of Shively. The drinks giant is set to begin construction on a new bottling line at Stitzel-Weller—expected to be operational by late this year—which will mark the first bottling at the distillery in more than two decades. Diageo says Stitzel-Weller will “bottle a range of American whiskies, and will have the capabilities to handle a range of new whiskey innovations in the years to come.”
The move to begin bottling at Stitzel-Weller follows Diageo’s groundbreaking on its new Bulleit Distilling Co. facility in Shelby County, Kentucky, which took place last week. That facility, which is being built on an investment of $115 million and will have a capacity of 750,000 cases, is expected to be operational by late 2016. Additionally, Diageo has invested $2 million in a project to develop a visitor center at Stitzel-Weller, with the first phase of that project due to open to the public this fall.