Governor Andy Beshear announced yesterday that the Commonwealth of Kentucky is officially the nation’s leading exporter of whiskey, including bourbon and rye, according to 2019 export reports. Beshear made the announcement while filling the sixteen-millionth barrel of Jim Beam at the American Stillhouse in Clermont. Kentucky sent over $485 million in whiskey exports in 2019 and it is considered to be a booming industry in many Kentucky communities, including Elizabethtown which has been advertised as being Bourbon’s Backyard.
Kentucky is number one in bourbon
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