Latest Distillery operation News

Gifts for the food, drink and coffee lover in your life

Nov. 20, 2018 11:47 AM EST

For the foodie on your holiday list — or just people who might appreciate a good tequila or pie pan — we offer a gift guide. It's got coffee machines, books, chocolate truffles and a fabulous tote to carry it all away. FOR THE ENTERTAINERS: Opinel Cheese Knife and Fork Set , $45 Opinel is an iconic...

Heaven Hill expanding visitors' center, production capacity

Nov. 16, 2018 12:23 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distillery has announced a $65 million investment to expand its visitors' center and increase production capacity. The company best known for its Evan Williams bourbon brand said Friday the renovation and expansion of its visitors' center in Bardstown will...

Campaign helps military members get home for the holidays

Nov. 12, 2018 6:15 AM EST

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The distillery that produces Jack Daniel's whiskey is working with a military support group to make sure military service members and their families can celebrate the holidays at home. For the eighth year, the distillery in Tennessee is teaming with the Armed Services YMCA for the...

Businesses pose issue if Newsom becomes California governor

Oct. 28, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Before he was a politician, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was a businessman, and over the years he became a millionaire through his holdings in wineries, bars, restaurants, hotels and liquor stores. Newsom, a Democrat, is running for governor, and those business interests...

Virginia candidate gets celebrity help from her daughter

Oct. 15, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia congressional candidate got a little Hollywood help over the weekend from her daughter, Olivia Wilde. News outlets report the actress known for her role on "House" and her partner, Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis, appeared Sunday at a Charlottesville event for...

Royal Wedding redux: This time it's Princess Eugenie

Oct. 11, 2018 7:38 AM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — It's time for another royal wedding at Windsor Castle — but this time it's less of a global TV spectacle and more of a family affair. Despite large signs at the castle's ticket booth welcoming people to the wedding, many visitors seem unaware that Princess Eugenie,...

Fanfare, red velvet cake for Princess Eugenie's wedding

Oct. 7, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There will be military fanfare and red velvet cake when Princess Eugenie weds this week — Britain's second royal wedding of the year. The 28-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II is due to marry liquor company executive Jack Brooksbank on Friday in St. George's Chapel at Windsor...

Kentucky bourbon inventory at highest level since 1972

Sep. 27, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's bourbon distilleries ratcheted up production again last year, boosting overall inventory to 7.5 million barrels of aging whiskey — the highest volume since 1972, an industry group said Thursday. Rounds of distillery expansions and start-ups have put the sector on a...

Kentucky editorial roundup

Sep. 26, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials: ___ Sept. 22 The Daily Independent of Ashland on Kentucky bourbon: There is a very intriguing story from the Associated Press this month about the revitalization of an old distillery in Millville, Kentucky. The nuts and bolts of the story are this: the distillery...