6 new things in Kentucky industry

The best month of the year is here, everyone. That's right, it's National Bourbon Heritage Month. 

In 2015, the Old Fashioned was named the official cocktail of Louisville. Legend has it the Old Fashioned, a bourbon cocktail that includes sugar and bitters (and occasionally cherry or citrus), was invented right in Louisville. 

Louisville's historic Pendennis Club was the first to use the name in 1881, but it had been referenced otherwise as a bourbon cocktail being made "the old fashioned way." 

Not surprisingly, bourbon is big business in Kentucky. It's an $8.6 billion bourbon industry that produces 95% of the world's bourbon, and in 2020, Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries filled 2.1 million barrels of bourbon, according to the Kentucky Distillers Association

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