Local News
3:25 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Diageo Announces Plans for $115 Million Distillery in Shelby County

Global liquor giant Diageo says it plans to build a new distillery in Kentucky.

The company says the $115 million project is planned on 300 acres in Shelby County, and would be a significant investment in the state's growing bourbon industry.

It still needs approval from local government officials.      

A variety of current and future Diageo bourbon and whiskey brands will be distilled at the proposed facility. The project would also include six barrel storage warehouses.

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Local News
5:00 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Maker's Mark Announces $67 Million Expansion

Rick Howlett

Maker’s Mark is announcing plans for a $67 million expansion of its distillery in Loretto, Ky.

The bourbon maker says it will expand operations with an exact replica of its two existing stills, boosting production by 50 percent.

Construction of  a new still is expected to take about 18 months to complete.   Maker’s Mark will also build a series of warehouses over the next seven years for aging the increased volume of bourbon.

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