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Tag Archives: Kentucky Bourbon Trail

• Kentucky bourbon distillers filled 1.2 million barrels in 2013

Kentucky bourbon distillers filled 1.2 million barrels in 2013

Kentucky’s bourbon renaissance shows no sign of slowing down: The state’s distilleries filled 1.2 million barrels in 2013, according to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. That tops 2012’s production of slightly more than 1 million barrels. The 2013 production is the highest since 1970, according to the KDA. At the end of 2013, there were almost […]

• Kentucky Distillers Applaud Bourbon Barrel Tax Reinvestment Credit

Kentucky Distillers Applaud Bourbon Barrel Tax Reinvestment Credit

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association on Monday night applauded lawmakers upon passage of a state revenue bill that gives relief to ad valorem taxes levied every year on aging bourbon barrels. House Bill 445 offers distilleries a corporate income tax credit against the amount of barrel taxes paid, and requires distilleries to reinvest that money into […]

• Kentuckians Take Distilleries to Court Over Black Gunk

Kentuckians Take Distilleries to Court Over Black Gunk

The sooty-looking black gunk has been here for as long as anyone can remember, creeping on the outside of homes, spreading over porch furniture, blanketing car roofs, mysterious and ever-present. It was pollution, residents speculated, or maybe something to do with the industrial riverfront. But it turns out the most likely culprit is Kentucky’s signature […]

• A Bucket List Must: Itinerary For The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

A Bucket List Must: Itinerary For The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

No doubt about it—central Kentucky is Bourbon Country. Steeped in over 200 years of history, the essence of Bourbon flows from the area’s limestone-rich water, which is essential to its production. It springs from the ground, in the corn required to constitute at least 51% of the spirit. The spirit of Bourbon, however, is most […]