Stoli Group, part of the leading wine & spirits firm SPI Group, has announced the construction of a new “bourbon destination” in the US state of Kentucky, comprising a “state-of-the-art distillery and unprecedented visitor center”.
The new 420 acre facility is being built to support the Kentucky Owl bourbon brand that was added to the Stoli Group portfolio earlier in 2017. The site will also include a bottling facility and rickhouses in which the bourbon will be aged.
Commenting on the move, Dmitry Efimov, head of Stoli Group’s American Whiskey Division, said: “Stoli Group will put great resources into these endeavors – both the distillery experience and the growth of this very important category for our company. As master blender, Dixon Dedman will continue to manage the production of Kentucky Owl – the crown jewel of the new division, which will remain a small batch offering. This site will be home to additional brands that we will create or acquire. With the continued strength and growth of American whiskies and bourbons, we are beginning to evaluate those opportunities”.
Source: Stoli Group (via PR Newswire)
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