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Ky Distillers’ Association designates Bardstown as “Official Gateway to Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour”

Known as the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown is the newest Official Gateway sponsor to the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail adventure, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today. With its robust mix of iconic brand destinations and smaller craft distilleries, Bardstown is a bustling hub for thousands of Bourbon visitors looking to sample the Commonwealth’s signature spirit,...

Bardstown’s historic Willett Distillery promotes Britt Kulsveen to president and chief whiskey officer

BARDSTOWN, Ky. – The historic Willett Distillery, family owned and operated since its founding in 1936, today announced the promotion of Kristin Martha-Britt Kulsveen to the role of President and Chief Whiskey Officer. Britt Kulsveen Kulsveen is the great-granddaughter of founder A. Lambert Willett and succeeds her mother, Martha Harriett Willett Kulsveen, as President. The landmark announcement...

Twenty-five Kentucky craft brewers partner with Willett Distillery for barrell-aged beer showcase

By law, a charred oak barrel can only be used once to create Bourbon whiskey. But there is life after Bourbon for used barrels and recycling has never tasted so good. now, Kentucky’s craft brewers are partnering with the historic Willett Distillery for an exciting barrel reuse experiment. Twenty-five craft brewers from across the Commonwealth assembled at Willet’s Bardstown distillery Monday...

Kentucky-based author Fred Minnick raises
a glass to women of whiskey with new book

Fred Minnick turns the spotlight on forgotten women who were integral to the survival and development of whiskey throughout history. (Photo courtesy Kentucky Derby Museum)   By Elizabeth Adams KyForward correspondent   Women have served cocktails from behind bars, bootlegged liquor behind closed doors and led behind-the-scenes operations for distilleries around the world. So, Kentucky-based...