Kentucky Distillers' Association


Q. Are the distilleries hiring?
A. Most distilleries have a website with job openings. Please check the links below.
- Beam Global - 
- Brown-Forman -
- Diageo -
- Four Roses - none at this time
- Heaven Hill -
- Wild Turkey - none at this time

Q. I found an old bottle of Bourbon. How much is it worth?
A. We recommend checking Internet auction sites like ebay to determine what the market will pay for old Bourbon or whiskey bottles.

Q. How do I become a member of KDA?
A. Under the KDA Bylaws, any individual, business or institution engaged as a manufacturer, rectifier or bottler of distilled beverage spirits in Kentucky may apply. Approval is based on certain eligibility requirements and a vote by the KDA Board of Directors. If you’re interested in applying for KDA membership, please give us a call or send an e-mail.

Q. How do I become part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour?
A. KDA members in good standing may apply to become part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour. Approval is based on eligibility, financial requirements and a vote by the KDA Board of Directors. Kentucky Bourbon Trail® is a registered trademark of the KDA.

Q. Is Bourbon gluten-free?
A. The folks at have a great article on this subject. Please check out

Q. Does Bourbon have to be made in Kentucky?
A. No, but 95 percent of the world’s Bourbon is - and we’d highly recommend it. A 1964 Congressional Resolution declared Bourbon an indigenous product of the United States, meaning it must be made in this country (hence the saying that Bourbon is “America’s Official Native Spirit”). In other words, no other country can make a product and call it “Bourbon.”

Q. Who do I contact about advertising or sponsorships?
A. Call the KDA office at (502) 875-9351. But please understand that our budget is set annually and advertising and sponsorships are prioritized and approved a year in advance.

Q. Does KDA buy old or collector’s bottles of Bourbon?
A. No. We recommend ebay or a similar Internet auction site.

Q. Are you available for speaking engagements?
A. Yes. Please call KDA at (502) 875-9351 to check availability or schedule an engagement.

Q. We’d like to have a Bourbon tasting event with distilleries. How can we set that up?
A. State laws and regulations govern the promotional sampling of alcoholic beverages. For questions about legality and licensure, please contact the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control ( We can help pass along information to our member distilleries about potential events. Please send details to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).