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Diageo Breaks Ground on New $115 Million Kentucky Distillery

Diageo Breaks Ground on New $115 Million Kentucky Distillery
August 25
12:32 2014

Diageo has broken ground on its new Shelby County, Kentucky distillery, which will officially be called ‘The Bulleit Distilling Co’ after the distillery’s flagship brand. In May, Diageo announced its intention to invest an estimated $115 million to build the 1.8 million proof gallon (750,000 9-liter cases) distillery and six barrel warehouses. In June, Shelby County’s Triple S Planning Commission unanimously approved the distillery project. Along with Bulleit Bourbon, the facility will distill a number of current and future Diageo bourbon and North American whiskey brands.

Diageo aims to have the distillery operational in late 2016. Diageo expects the construction phase will provide a significant number of jobs and anticipates employing approximately 30 people for whiskey distillation and maturation.

Founded by Tom Bulleit, the Bulleit Distilling Co was started more than 20 years ago with Bulleit Bourbon, and in March 2011, Bulleit Rye, a straight rye whiskey, was added to the portfolio with critical acclaim. The brand’s newest variant, Bulleit 10-Year was introduced in 2013. Bulleit ranks as one of the fastest-growing small batch whiskeys in America.

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