Right to Work Kentucky’s Bourbon Industry Continues to Grow

The state of Kentucky is known for its bourbon. And now, two more bourbon companies are choosing to invest in this Right to Work state. These are Sazerac and Western Kentucky Distilling. Read on in order to learn more!


Sazerac Co is investing $600 million in Right to Work London, Kentucky in order to expand significantly and create 50 new jobs.

“This is a significant investment in Kentucky by Sazerac as our signature bourbon industry continues to grow at an incredible rate. […] I am so glad to see this job creation in Southeastern Kentucky, as well as the growth of a company that has invested so much in the commonwealth over the past 25 years. Thank you to the leaders at Sazerac for further deepening their roots in the Bluegrass State.” […]

“Jackson Energy looks forward to supporting and serving the needs of Sazerac-Buffalo Trace in Rowland Acres Industrial Park. […] As a local business partner with the London-Laurel County Economic Development Authority, Jackson Energy recognizes the potential economic growth and job opportunities this industry will bring to our region.” […]

“What an exciting time for London. […] Sazerac already provides quality jobs with great benefits, and we are happy they chose Laurel County for their operation expansion and this record-breaking investment in our community.”


Western Kentucky Distilling:

Western Kentucky Distilling is adding a new location in Right to Work Beaver Dam, Kentucky. This will be covered by $30 million and create 35 new jobs.

“From the best ingredients to an ideal climate for aging, Kentucky is known worldwide as the best place for making whiskey. […] As someone whose family goes back eight generations in both Kentucky and distilling, I’m proud to be a partner and to help build the new Western Kentucky Distilling Co. At the distillery, we’re celebrating all things Kentucky from our ingredients and equipment to our 100% Kentucky ownership. We look forward to opening next year.” […]

“The momentum we are seeing in our state’s bourbon and spirits industry is critical to Kentucky’s continued economic success. […] This investment by Western Kentucky Distilling Co. is going to strengthen our bourbon production and bring quality jobs to Ohio County and Western Kentucky. Anytime a company is committed to sourcing all its materials and production right here in the commonwealth, it is a testament to its belief in this great state. I want to thank the leaders of Western Kentucky Distilling Co., and I look forward to their future success.” […]

“The private investment of the Western Kentucky Distilling Co. is an incredible mile marker in economic growth for Ohio County and the surrounding region. […] The bourbon industry is Kentucky’s bread and butter and now Ohio County is a part of that! The citizens of Ohio County will prosper in ways that have not even begun to be thought of yet due to the decision of the folks who envisioned this project and brought it to fruition here in Beaver Dam.”


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