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Horse Soldier Bourbon to build $200 million site in Kentucky

Sep. 24, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Horse Soldier Bourbon plans to create more than 50 jobs with a new $200 million tourism project in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The Pulaski County site will contain a 27,585-square-foot (2,562-square-meter) distillery visitor center;...

Big bourbon producer Heaven Hill faces strike in Kentucky

Sep. 13, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

Union workers, upset over the prospect of expanded weekend shifts, have manned picket lines at bottling and warehouse operations of Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distillery, one of the world's largest bourbon producers. The walkout, in its third day Monday, involves about...

How beach plums became a sweet tradition in coastal Delaware

Sep. 11, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy darts through the sand around his home near the Indian River Inlet. He looks over his shoulder at the woman following him with a small woven basket and beckons her to follow. Just moments before, this little boy watched as Krista...

La. distillery inspired by Jim Bowie’s 1827 sandbar fight

Sep. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

VIDALIA, La. (AP) — The first legal distillery in Concordia Parish in over 100 years is open for business. Business partners Finley Hootsell, Chuck Bearden, Kyle Greer and Wendall Gibson recently opened 1827 Spirits as a bar, taste room and distillery. They produce a...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Aug. 24, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

Ashland Daily Independent. August 20, 2021. Editorial: Needle exchange necessary Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have warned the public not to ignore routine medical appointments and procedures. ...

Liquor distribution exec to plead guilty in college scam

Aug. 24, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The chief executive officer of a California liquor distribution company has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme less than a month before she was scheduled to face trial, according to court records filed Tuesday. Marci Palatella...

Jack Daniel's has its first age-stated whiskey in a century

Aug. 24, 2021 04:14 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The producers of Jack Daniel’s are offering the brand's first age-stated whiskey in more than a century with the upcoming release of a 10-year-old Tennessee whiskey. Limited supplies will be available starting next month. The product will...

Las Cruces friends say new tequila honors Mexican culture

Aug. 08, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Don Carlos Padilla is an agave farmer in San Julian, in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico. He has been producing artisan tequila for a local market for more than 25 years. How he came to meet two guys with Las Cruces roots — with hopes of bringing his unique...

Colorado mudslides wreak havoc on major transportation route

Aug. 07, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As ominous storm clouds gathered in western Colorado over a large area blackened by a recent wildfire, torrential rain fell and the charred land stripped of vegetation gave way, sending a rush of mud and boulders tumbling down steep canyon walls and onto a major highway. ...

New Kentucky distillery celebrates its opening

Jul. 19, 2021 06:41 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One of Kentucky's newest distilleries has celebrated its opening in the state's largest city. Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman attended the recent grand opening for Brough Brothers Distillery in Louisville. The Black-owned distillery began production...