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UK’s James B. Beam Institute rallies industry partners to provide vital sanitizer during pandemic

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky The COVID-19 pandemic has created shortages of vital sanitizer for everyone. The James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits at the University of Kentucky has rallied during the crisis and gathered industry partners to make sure UK HealthCare and the entire UK campus has enough sanitizer to reopen more safely this fall. “Early on in the pandemic, we made about...

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...

Millions of dollars in state money made available to help Kentucky’s bourbon industry grow, expand

Special to KyForward As the popularity of Kentucky bourbon has grown, distillery production has increased and more tourists are interested in visiting the state’s distilleries. In response, state government is making millions of dollars available to distilleries to help build and expand to increase production and provide visitors’ centers at the distilleries, according to the Ethics Reporter,...