I recently read an interesting Associated Press article about the Kentucky bourbon industry.
I must admit I can’t remember the last time I read an article about Kentucky Bourbon. I am sure if one lives in Louisville these articles appear all the time. But for those of us in the rest of the country, this seemed an unusual event.
It turns out the Kentucky bourbon industry is predicting a bright future for themselves:
- Kentucky produces 95% of the world’s bourbon
- Production has surged more than 150% in the last 15 years
- Bourbon production is at a 44 year high
- Bourbon storage (all bourbon has to be aged at least two years) is at a 37 year high
Apparently high-end consumers in China as well as the American public have developed a taste for Bourbon and the Kentucky industry is humming along to meet the demand. Sure seems like a good time to offer a Kentucky Bourbon Tour!