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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Diagio Breaks Ground on New Kentucky Distillery

Note: This article was updated on 7/19 to reflect that Diagio makes Bulleit, not Jim Beam. We regret the error.

Diagio, owner of such brands as Crown Royal and Bulleit, has broken ground on a new $130 million dollar distillery located in Marion County’s Lebanon, Kentucky that is scheduled to be operational in 2021.

 Erik Snyder, president, North America Supply and Procurement for Diageo states:
“Today marks a significant moment in Diageo’s continued commitment to the Kentucky spirits industry, as we officially begin construction on the Diageo Lebanon Distillery and become a member of the Marion County community. We are appreciative of the county, city, state and community leaders, and the support they have shown in our journey to this day.”
This new distillery sits on 144 acres and will contain a 72,000 square foot distillery, a dry house, and 12 barrel warehouses and will employ up to 30 people. This new distillery will produce a number of American whiskey and bourbon brands. This new facility will supplement the company’s other Kentucky operations: Stitzel-Weller in Louisville, and The Bulleit Distilling Company and Visitor Experience in Shelbyville. 

Our Take

Nothing much to say on this one. It will give Diagio additional capacity to create new and exciting brands as well as ensure there is enough supply of their existing products. 

Source: Diagio

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