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 October 2014, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association released the third study highlighting Bourbon’s significant economic and tourism impact in the Commonwealth.  This the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted on the economic and fiscal impact of Bourbon and distilled spirits in Kentucky.

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

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