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Daily Archive: May 30, 2017

Kentucky Distillers Association President Eric Gregory On The Bourbon Tourism Boom

Bourbon continues to enjoy a bull run, reaching 20 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. market last year for the first time in three decades. Rising interest in the category has brought a wave of Bourbon-related tourism traffic to Kentucky, where around 95% of all Bourbon is made. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) has helped spur the tourism boom through the Kentucky Bourbon Trail—which includes stops at Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Wild Turkey and Four Roses, among other distilleries. Its offshoot, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, is also popular. SND senior editor Christina Jelski recently spoke with KDA president Eric Gregory to discuss Bourbon’s thriving tourism scene, investments by major distillers and the category’s long-term outlook. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for May 30, 2017

•Bacardi Ltd. is launching a new limited edition of Grey Goose vodka to commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 30, 2017

•London’s Beavertown Brewery and California’s Firestone Walker have partnered to release West Side Beavo, a collaborative India Pale Lager. Continue reading →

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