Demand for Kentucky made bourbon continues to grow, setting records every year. More than 2.1 million barrels of spirits were produced in the Bluegrass State in 2018. The last time Kentucky distillers filled that many barrels was 1967.
Thanks, in part, to bourbon and the Derby, Louisville ranks No. 2 for metro areas with the largest share of profitable businesses nationwide.
Hard Truth Distilling Co. in August will expand its spirit distribution footprint for the first time outside of Indiana to the state of Kentucky. Distilleries and bourbon continue to boom in the Commonwealth.
The company behind the world’s top-selling bourbon, Jim Beam, is pouring tens of millions of dollars into a new Kentucky distillery.