KY Bourbon Production Tops One Million Barrels
LEXINGTON, KY - The amount of bourbon produced by Kentucky distillers has topped 1 million barrels for the first time in nearly 40 years.
The Kentucky Distillers' Association said Monday that 1,007,703 barrels were filled in 2012. The last time the total went over a million was in 1973 when 1,004,877 barrels were produced.
The group's president, Eric Gregory, told the Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky's distilleries are experiencing double-digit sales growth and seeing landmark production levels while investing in new facilities.
The group says bourbon production is up more than 120 percent since 1999.