Signature Industry: Bourbon renaissance bringing economic growth to Kentucky

06/07/2013 12:25 PM

Kentucky bourbon distillers are seeing a renaissance of the industry both in the United States and overseas, and as the product grows so do the distilleries and the jobs that come with it.

Bourbon distilling creates more than 9,000 jobs in the Commonwealth, and the taxes incurred on the industry generate $6 million in local and state tax revenue.

With the advent of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tourism is ever increasing attracting millions of visits in the last five years, and production of bourbon has increased 115-percent in the last decade.

With the growth in the industry pop-up niche jobs have developed including bars specializing in bourbon, summer camps and bourbon bloggers.

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