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2 injured at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Las Vegas

Aug. 3, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two patrons of chef Gordon Ramsay's newest restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip were taken to a hospital for treatment for injuries involving a drink. Caesars Entertainment confirmed to The Associated Press Friday that two people were injured at Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen Thursday. The company...

Global whiskey industry leaders unite to denounce tariffs

Jul. 26, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Top global whiskey associations put aside their marketplace competition Thursday to show a united front in denouncing tariffs and urging world leaders to end their disputes before trade wars start siphoning global sales of distilled spirits. After two days of talks, representatives...

Whiskey summit planned in hopes of defusing trade conflicts

Jul. 19, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Concerned that global trade disputes could escalate — with Kentucky bourbon makers caught in the crosshairs — the industry has invited whiskey associations from across the world to discuss ways to defuse the conflicts. Representatives from eight whiskey trade groups will...

James E. Pepper Distillery opening doors for public tours

Jul. 6, 2018 7:23 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The James E. Pepper Distillery in Kentucky is opening its doors for public tours starting next week. The opening culminates a multi-year project to relaunch the whiskey brand and rebuild the historic Lexington distillery, whose signature bourbon and rye brand is James E. Pepper 1776....

Rest of whiskey storage warehouse collapses in Kentucky

Jul. 4, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Whiskey barrels were piled in a mountainous heap Wednesday after the rest of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the decades-old structure came crashing down. The remainder of the massive structure collapsed at the Barton 1792 Distillery...

Portion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses

Jun. 22, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country. The damaged warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown held about 18,000 barrels, and...

Kentucky governor downplays effect of EU tariffs on bourbon

Jun. 22, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In comments at odds with his home state's whiskey distillers, Kentucky's Republican governor is downplaying fears that the European Union's retaliatory tariffs could disrupt the booming market for the Bluegrass state's iconic bourbon industry. "There's always the potential for some...