WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Historic bourbon resolution brought to Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A 50-year-old congressional resolution designating bourbon as America's native spirit is going on display in the heart of bourbon country.

The resolution will be showcased starting Friday at a new exhibit at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.

Kentucky Distillers' Association President Eric Gregory calls it one of the most cherished pieces of bourbon history. He says the document recognizes bourbon as being distinctly American.

KDA board Chairman Joe Fraser says it's the first time Senate Concurrent Resolution 19 has left the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C., since it was adopted by Congress in May 1964.

The KDA says the resolution is on a six-month loan from the National Archives as part of a bourbon history exhibit that includes distillery artifacts.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 258590311 - wkyt.com/a?a=258590311