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Nelson County Lands New Whiskey Distillery Being Opened By Startup Company

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A part of Kentucky already known for its whiskey production is gaining another distillery.

A startup company, Log Still Distilling LLC, says it will invest $12 million into a new bourbon and rye whiskey operation that could produce up to 20 full-time jobs.

The company formally announced Friday plans to create a campus between the communities of New Haven and New Hope that would include a distillery, bottling operation, rickhouses, and a visitor’s center, which will offer a gift shop and tasting room.

Construction is scheduled to begin later this year, with the facilities opening by the end of 2020.

The location of the new whiskey campus is on land owned by a family with connections to Kentucky’s bourbon industry dating back to the early 19th century.

Log Still Distilling is receiving $100,000 in tax incentives through the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act.

The new operation will join several other whiskey distilleries in Nelson County, including Bardstown Bourbon Company, Barton’s 1792, Heaven Hill, and Willett.

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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