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Students win life-changing prizes at 14th annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition

Twenty-one undergraduate and graduate students took the stage at the 14th annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition to sing for their chance to win scholarships and prizes that will jumpstart their operatic careers. L to R: Professor Everett McCorvey, University of Kentucky School of Music, Dawna Warren, and Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. (Photo provided) The Lyons family has long...

Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame to induct three new members, honor Lifetime Achievement recipient

The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame will induct three individuals into its hallowed ranks on Sept. 14 in Louisville and bestow its prestigious Parker Beam Lifetime Achievement Award on one of the industry’s most successful leaders, visionaries and champions. “This year’s class truly shows the diversity of personas behind the growing Golden Age of Kentucky Bourbon, from a beloved tour guide whose...

26 undergraduate and graduate students win prizes at 13th annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition

Of 300 applicants, 26 undergraduate and graduate students representing four countries took the stage at the 13th annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition to sing for their chance to win scholarships and prizes that will jump-start their operatic careers. Alltech’s founder and president, the late Dr. Pearse Lyons, who passed away March 8, was an avid supporter of the arts and initiated what has...

Pearse Lyons, founder of Alltech and ‘visionary entrepreneur’ dies of acute lung condition at age 73

Alltech has announceed the passing of its founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons on Thursday, March 8, due to an acute lung condition that developed during his recovery from heart surgery. He was 73. “The thoughts of our entire Alltech family around the world are with Dr. Lyons’ family, specifically his wife Deirdre, daughter Aoife, son Mark and Mark’s wife Holly,” said Alric Blake, CEO and...

Monday Night Brewing wins 2017 Commonwealth Cup at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest

Over 5,000 craft beer aficionados attended the fourth annual Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest on Saturday at the Lexington Convention Center. This festival featured over 65 breweries from across the country, and food from local vendors and some of the best chefs in the state of Kentucky. More than 50 breweries from four countries submitted 325 unique beers, which were judged by an expert panel...

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference features sessions on new beverages, old production methods

Immediately following Lexington Craft Beer Week, May 12–21, brewers and distillers who wish to stay relevant in an increasingly competitive and growing global market will have the opportunity to participate in an innovative forum for ideas. ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17), held May 21–24 in Lexington, Kentucky, will feature a dedicated session on craft brewing and distilling. Beverage...

Teams from University of Kentucky, WKU take home top Alltech Innovation prizes

As seven universities demonstrated at the Alltech Innovation Competition 2017, university-level innovation is firing on all cylinders in Kentucky. A range of disruptive technologies were showcased, from eco-friendly and Kentucky-centric ventures to those featuring virtual reality and music. Western Kentucky University’s undergraduate team and the University of Kentucky’s graduate team took home...

Alltech Ideas Conference: Investing in tomorrow leads to successful future

Damien McLoughlin, Anthony C. Cunningham Professor of Marketing, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, addressed attendees in Rupp Arena at the closing session of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference Wednesday. The 32nd annual three-day conference heard from 60 of the brightest international minds in science, agriculture, technology and business. ONE explored world-changing ideas and challenged...

Alltech, WKU combine to create largest operating campus brewing system in U.S.

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. is partnering with Western Kentucky University to bring the largest production-level brewing system to a university campus in the United States. The fully operational brewery will help support new undergraduate and graduate certificates in Brewing and Distilling Arts and Sciences, set to begin this summer. The fully-operational brewery consists of a brewhouse,...

It’s official! ‘Tastings bill’ signed into law, allows brewers to serve samples on-site

A bill that allows Kentucky brewers to serve complimentary samples of malt beverages produced on their brewing premises was ceremonially signed into law today.   Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 315 at Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. The legislation was passed earlier this year by the General Assembly to encourage Alltech...

KSU and Alltech working to feed growing population expected at 9 billion by 2050

Kentucky State University and Alltech have formalized a joint research alliance to develop sustainable farming techniques and modern farming models for a global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. Population growth requires agribusiness-technological research innovation to keep pace with the need for food and preservation of natural resources.   Alltech will invest $75,000 per year...