Kentucky Distillers' Association


Kentucky is the birthplace of Bourbon, with a rich tradition and history that dates back more than 200 years. It’s also one of Kentucky’s signature industries, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the Bluegrass economy.

In 2012, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association released the second study highlighting Bourbon’s significant economic and tourism impact in the Commonwealth.

To read a copy of the “Full Economic Impact Study,” please click on the link below.
Full Economic Impact Study

To download a brochure with key findings, please click on the “Barrel Strength” link below.
Barrel Strength Brochure

For additional key facts about Kentucky Bourbon, check out the “Quick Shots” link below.
Quick Shots

The KDA released a focused economic impact study in 2013 on distilling’s contributions to Louisville and Jefferson County.

For the complete study, please click on the link below:
Bourbon - Jefferson County Economic Impact Study

For key findings, please click on this link:
Key Facts - Louisville’s Bourbon Boom