Gov. Beshear: September Marks National Bourbon Heritage Month
5 Sep 2023
Today, Gov. Andy Beshear highlighted Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry as the commonwealth celebrates National Bourbon Heritage Month in September.
As a $9 billion industry, bourbon helps fuel Kentucky’s economy. Generating more than 22,500 jobs with an annual payroll topping $1.23 billion, the production and consumption of Kentucky bourbon provides over $268 million in annual tax revenue for state and local governments. In 2022, Kentucky recorded its best year for growth in the bourbon and spirits industry and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail saw record-breaking attendance.