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Four Roses To Build Bourbon Bottling Facility In Bullitt County, Kentucky

Four Roses will invest $8 million to build a 60,000 square foot bottling facility in Bullitt County, Kentucky. The new bottling facility at the Four Roses Bullitt County Warehouse location will support its Bourbon brands, with two new bottling lines and support areas, creating up to 30 jobs in the region.

Established in 1888, Four Roses is the only bourbon distillery that combines two mashbills with five proprietary yeast strains to handcraft and age 10 distinct Bourbon recipes, each with its own unique flavor profile. With distilling and warehousing operations in Lawrenceburg and Bullitt County, respectively, Four Roses is dedicated to producing award-winning bourbons with smooth and mellow tastes and finishes. Four Roses Bourbon is available in all 50 states. The company expects the facility to be up and running by the spring of 2018.

“Four Roses’ growth in the U.S. bourbon market continues to demonstrate that attention to quality and detail is what the consumer wants in our premium bourbons,” said John Rhea, Four Roses’ COO. “Building this new facility and providing these new jobs here in Bullitt County are exactly what we wanted to do to show our support for our current employees and this community. We want to personally thank Governor Steve Beshear and Bullitt County Judge- Executive Melanie Roberts for their tremendous effort and support to make this project happen.”

To encourage the investment and job creation, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $675,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.

KEDFA also approved the company for tax incentives up to $125,000 through the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act. The program allows approved companies to recoup Kentucky sales and use tax on construction costs, building fixtures, equipment used in research and development and electronic processing equipment.

“Four Roses is vital to Kentucky’s rich bourbon heritage,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “It’s exciting to see the company continue to grow its operations, create jobs and contribute to the renaissance of one of the Commonwealth’s signature industries. I want to thank Four Roses for its investment here in Kentucky, and I look forward to seeing this facility in action.”

This is the second Four Roses expansion in Bullitt County in the past year. Last September, Governor Beshear and company officials cut the ribbon on the bourbon brand’s new visitor center. The 2,500-square-foot center expects to attract more than 20,000 guests annually.

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