Beam Suntory building new craft distillery in Kentucky

From the AP:

The company behind the world’s top-selling bourbon, Jim Beam, is pouring tens of millions of dollars into a new Kentucky distillery to boost production of craft whiskeys.

Beam Suntory executives broke ground Thursday for the production facility at their flagship bourbon distilling operation in Clermont. It’s part of a $60 million investment that includes raising Beam’s profile by upgrading the “visitors’ experience” at Clermont as bourbon tourism grows.

The company is looking to build on the momentum for its super-premium craft brands, which have experienced double-digit yearly growth. The bulk of sales are in the U.S.

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