LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) - To Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy
Russell, the piercing sounds of a warehouse rising in the Kentucky
countryside are the sounds of prosperity.
Russell says the construction is a sign the bourbon business is
Distillers are expanding their bourbon production and storage
and dispatching sales teams around the world, bullish for a
traditionally Southern beverage gaining popularity worldwide.
Surging exports, the weak U.S. dollar and rising popularity among
younger Americans are driving the boom.
Heaven Hill recently spent nearly $4 million boosting capacity
50 percent at its distillery in Louisville, where it makes Evan
Williams and Elijah Craig bourbons.
Wild Turkey's $36 million expansion near Lawrenceburg will
nearly double its production. Maker's Mark is preparing for a
second expansion. And Jim Beam is in the midst of a $70 million
expansion in Kentucky.
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