Julian Van Winkle says they are putting away a lot more bourbon now and in a few years should have a lot more available to sell. They have no plans to extend the line or change their formula, though. “We are sticking with these ages,” Van Winkle said. “Nothing’s going to change except more production.” This is great news for the fans of the bourbon, since it is very difficult to get your hands on a bottle. Click here to read the full article.
Diageo announced plans to invest an initial $2 million to develop a visitor center at the historic Stitzel-Wetzel distillery. The company is planning a renovation of the original administrative building to bring to life the history of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. The Visitor Center will feature multiple brands from Diageo’s evolving craft whiskey portfolio, including Orphan Barrel whiskeys, Barterhouse and Old Blowhard, which we featured on our site last week. Diageo will begin this project immediately and hopes to complete the first phase in time for the Derby this May.