$23 Million Augusta Distillery Press ReleaseAll Articles
One of our many new distillery projects was announced in June.
Augusta Distillery Louisville Business First release from June 21st, 2022:
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On Monday [6/20/2022], Gov. Andy Beshear joined officials in Bracken County and leaders from Augusta Distillery LLC to break ground on a new $23 million distillery that will create at least 14 full-time jobs for Kentuckians.
Augusta Distillery will be located in the historic F.A. Neider building on Seminary Avenue, which provided metal stamping services dating back to 1883 until its closure in 2007, according to a news release from the governor’s office. The 40,000-square-foot building located on 1.8 acres will house Augusta Distillery’s first full-scale operation, with plans to reach full production capacity by summer 2024.
Augusta Distillery was founded in Augusta, Kentucky, which is just southeast of Cincinnati along the Ohio River, in July 2018. Company leaders are focused on creating authentic, curated bourbon-centric experiences in Augusta and across the United States.
Augusta’s initial brand expression, Buckner’s 13-year single barrel cask strength bourbon, is distributed nationally and is available [for] retail in Kentucky and Ohio. Augusta’s next product offering is expected to arrive later this year. The company was recently added as a Craft Member of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.
“The Augusta Distillery team is proud of our plan to build a state-of-the-art facility in Augusta, Kentucky,” said Judd Weis, co-founder and board vice chairman at Augusta Distillery, in the release. “We are creating an extraordinary distillery, guest experience and event center. Our hope is that, by delighting our consumers, this investment will create a spike in local tourism and additional economic opportunity for our neighbors in Augusta and Bracken County.”
The groundbreaking continues recent growth of the commonwealth’s bourbon and spirits sector. Since the start of the Beshear administration, Kentucky’s spirits industry has seen more than 50 new-location or expansion announcements with over $1.1 billion in planned investments creating more than 900 announced full-time jobs.
Currently, roughly 60 spirits facilities directly employ more than 5,300 people. Kentucky’s bourbon sector is a nearly $9 billion signature industry, generating more than 22,500 jobs with an annual payroll exceeding $1.23 billion.
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“I want to thank Augusta Distillery’s leadership for this commitment in Northeastern Kentucky,” Beshear said in the release. “The commonwealth’s signature bourbon industry continues to grow, creating quality job opportunities for our residents and building toward the future. This project breathes new life into a historic building in Bracken County, and I look forward to seeing what this location will become in the years ahead.”