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Kentucky Distillers’ Association names Pauline Rooney as Chairwoman; will serve through December

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has announced that Pauline Rooney of Diageo North America has been named Chairwoman of the 141-year-old nonprofit trade group that unites, promotes and protects the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Rooney, who is Vice President of Distillation and Maturation for Diageo North America, will serve through December 2021. She was the second...

O.Z. Tyler Distillery becomes newest Heritage Member of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association

O.Z. Tyler Distillery has advanced to the “Heritage” member level in the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the highest rank in the non-profit trade group representing the state’s Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. O.Z. Tyler is the KDA’s eighth Heritage member and its first since 2015. To qualify as a Heritage member, distilleries must have at least 25,000 barrels of distilled spirits...

200-year-old story of signature industry finally being told in Kentucky Bourbon Tales

    By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward   In a state where there are more barrels of bourbon than people, it’s no surprise the spirit has a major impact on the Commonwealth’s culture and economy.   In celebration of this signature industry’s historical significance and the growing popularity of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail adventure, the University of Kentucky Louie...