Through the bounty of the land, Kentucky makes the world’s best Bourbon—all while building bridges to prosperity for growers and their families.
- In fact, 74% of corn used by Kentucky distillers in 2020 came from Kentucky farmers.
- Over the past 20 years, corn production in core distilling counties grew faster than the statewide average.
- One barrel of Bourbon uses NINE bushels of corn and THREE bushels of other grains.
- The Bourbon industry filled more than 2.6 million barrels in 2022, sustaining jobs for loggers, stave mills and cooperages across Kentucky.
- Spent grain from the distilling process is a vital source of food and nutrients for livestock across the Commonwealth.
- Bourbon Distillers love the land. It’s not Bourbon if it hasn’t aged in new, charred oak. To ensure the sustainability of American white oak trees, Kentucky distillers support forest management initiatives that preserve and protect the species for generations to come.