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Kentucky whiskey, spirits maker buys southern Indiana mill

on 16/06/15 at 9:09 am


B9317695745Z.1_20150611171908_000_G1TB25K5H.1-0A Kentucky company that’s a top maker of whiskey and other spirits is buying a southern Indiana lumber mill that will turn out wooden segments for its bourbon barrels.

Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corp. will spend $12 million to buy and expand that Owen County mill.

The Indianapolis Star reports the 15,000-square-foot mill in Spencer about 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis will be expanded and 50 people hired to run it.