12:56pm

Mon April 29, 2013
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Hopes to Keep Bourbon Flowing with Tax Credits

The growing popularity of bourbon has sparked big dreams along the Ohio River and among the state’s leaders in Frankfort. An idea that began when Ken Lewis saw a surge in bourbon sales at his Party Source liquor store in Bellevue has taken shape with the stainless steel fermentation tanks now standing in front of his store on Ky. 8. Gov. Steve Beshear and other Kentucky leaders hope to help Lewis and Kentucky’s other 16 distilleries with tax credits and promotion to foster Kentucky’s signature liquor industry.

A bourbon distillery and event center is under construction at the Party Source in Bellevue.
A bourbon distillery and event center is under construction at the Party Source in Bellevue.
Credit Patrick Reddy/The Kentucky Enquirer file photo