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News Briefs for June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

•Diageo has announced that its new 10 million proof gallon Kentucky distillery will be carbon neutral, powered by 100% renewable electricity. The 72,000-square foot distillery, dry house, and warehousing facility, based in Lebanon, Kentucky, will produce a variety of Bourbon and American whiskey brands. Bulleit will be the first and lead brand produced at the new distillery – supplementing existing production at The Bulleit Distilling Co. in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Diageo broke ground on the $130 million distillery in July of 2019, and the site is expected to be fully operational in 2021. Since 2014, Diageo has invested more than $500 million in Kentucky.

•Philippe Dhalluin will retire from his role as executive director, chateaux wines, at Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA effective July 1 after 17 years guiding Mouton Rothschild and the family company’s other chateaux, including Clerc Milon, d’Armailhac, and Domaine de Baronarques. Dhalluin will stay on in advisory capacity until December 1. He will be replaced by Ariane Khaida, a veteran of LVMH who most recently led Moueix-owned merchant Duclot.

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