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Governor Beshear is drawing attention to the Commonwealth’s booming bourbon business.  The governor announced Monday that Kentucky is the nation’s leading exporter of whiskey, which includes bourbon and rye.

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Bourbon production flowed at a record pace in Kentucky last year.

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A massive slug of Jim Beam bourbon from last week’s warehouse fire entered the Ohio River on Monday after traveling more than 20 miles down the Kentucky River, according to the latest from Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet.

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Firefighters in Kentucky are trying to extinguish a burning Jim Beam warehouse filled with about 45,000 barrels of bourbon.

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The Kentucky Distillers Association has added four distilleries to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, bringing the total to 20.

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Part of a bourbon warehouse in western Kentucky collapsed during a thunderstorm.

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American whiskey producers are suffering a worsening hangover from the Trump administration's trade disputes.

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Roughly 120,000 gallons (454,000 liters) of would-be bourbon have spilled at a Kentucky distillery where a storage warehouse collapse last year left thousands of barrels in a mountainous heap.


Spirits giant Diageo is taking a deeper plunge into bourbon and American whiskey production with plans for a new distillery in Kentucky.

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Bourbon often takes center stage in Kentucky, but wine is vying to share the spotlight. Especially in far west Kentucky, where one of the state’s fastest-growing wineries is asking legislators to change regulations that owners say are stifling business.