BARDSTOWN, Ky. — One of Kentucky’s newest bourbon producers is already planning a distillery expansion as the company looks to double production capacity to up to 100,000 barrels a year.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the Bardstown Bourbon Co. recently received approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority for an additional $400,000 in tax incentives for the $18 million expansion.

The company says the expansion will take the company’s annual distilling capacity from 3 million to 6 million proof gallons.

The expansion also will let Bardstown Bourbon Co. grow its collaborative distilling program, which produces custom-made whiskey for other craft labels.

The company plans to install a second 36-inch custom still, another cooker and up to 16 additional fermenters. Two more 22,500-barrel warehouses also will be built this year, doubling aging capacity.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com