Castle Brands Announces Investment in Kentucky Artisan Distillery

Investment signals commitment to fast growing Jefferson's bourbon brand.

The Luxonomist. 24/06/2015
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Castle Brands Inc., a developer and international marketer of premium and super-premium branded spirits announced that it has purchased approximately 20% of Copperhead Distillery Company, which owns and operates the Kentucky Artisan Distillery. The investment is part of a wide-reaching agreement to build a new warehouse to storeJefferson’sbourbons, provide distilling capabilities using special mash-bills made from locally grown grains, and create a visitor center and store to enhance the consumer experience for theJefferson’sbrand.

Castle Brand’s investment will be used to purchase land near the current distillery and for the construction of a new warehouse and tasting facility inCrestwood, Kentucky. The warehouse will have the capacity to store up to 10,000 barrels, with room for expansion, and will facilitate the continued growth ofJefferson’swood finishes and barrel-aged cocktails.

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AJefferson’svisitor center which includes a store, showcases the Jefferson’s brand and is already open to visitors.John Glover, Chief Operating Officer of Castle Brands, said «Kentucky Artisan Distillery is the perfect partner forJefferson’sbourbon. It is the brainchild ofSteve Thompson, former President of Brown Forman Distillery Company. They specialize in «Estate grown and distilled» small batch production of very high quality bourbon and rye. Steve not only has a lifetime of experience making the highest quality spirits, but has built a flexible, scalable distillery that can add great value to theJefferson’sbrand.»

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Jefferson’s bourbon. Click for more information

Stephen Thompson, President and General Manager of Kentucky Artisan Distillery, stated «We are excited to partner with Castle Brands to further develop the super-premiumJefferson’sportfolio. We look forward to working with Castle Brands for many years to come and welcoming friends to the newJefferson’svisitor center.»

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Jefferson’s bourbon. Click for more information

Castle Brands (NYSE MKT: ROX) is a developer and international marketer of premium and super-premium beverage alcohol brands including: Gosling’s Rum®,Jefferson’s®,Jefferson’sPresidential Select™,Jefferson’sReserve® andJefferson’sOcean Aged at Sea® Bourbon,Jefferson’sChef’s Collaboration andJefferson’sTheManhattan: Barrel Finished Cocktail,Jefferson’s® Rye Whiskey, Knappogue Castle Whiskey®, Knappogue Twin Wood, Knappogue Castle 1951, Clontarf® Irish Whiskey, Pallini® Limoncello, Boru® Vodka and Brady’s® Irish Cream.

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