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James E. Pepper Distillery honors family history while producing award-winning whiskies

The popularity of American whiskey is at an all-time high and craft distilleries continue to spring up across the country, but few of them have a story to tell like that of James E. Pepper Distillery located in Lexington. The Pepper story spans generations and that distilling tradition is once again honored today with award-winning whiskies and a rebuilt historic distillery to produce them. The Pepper...

‘Spirit of Collaboration Summit’ in KY: International group approves ‘open and fair trade’ resolution

Executives with the world’s top whiskey associations today called upon global leaders to engage in timely dialogue that results in the prompt removal of recent tariffs between long-time friends and allies, particularly those imposed on spirits exports.  At the “W9 – Spirit of Collaboration Summit,” hosted by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, representatives from nine international whiskey...