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Hopkinsville Distillery Newest Member of Bourbon Trail Craft Tour

Casey Jones Distillery

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour is welcoming its 20th member.

Casey Jones Distillery in Hopkinsville has been added to the craft tour, which is made up of smaller boutique distilleries across the commonwealth.

Casey Jones President Peg Hays says while her distillery is known for making moonshine, it will also soon sell Kentucky’s signature spirit.

“Actually, we are making bourbon now, and we have bourbon laid up in barrels and racks, and we’ll be having our first bottling and we’ll have it on the market this December.”

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour hosted 340,000 visits in 2018, breaking its previous record. Because of the increasing number of members on the craft trail, the Kentucky Distillers Association has divided the state into four Craft Trail regions: North, Central, Bluegrass, and West.

Casey Jones is one of the participants that make up the West region.

The Bourbon Trail Craft Tour also includes Dueling Grounds in Franklin; Boundry Oak in Radcliff; Limestone Branch in Lebanon; and Willett in Bardstown.

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.
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