The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Distilling Industry in Kentucky

This is the fourth statewide study of the distilling industry that the Urban Studies Institute (USI) has conducted for the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) since 2009. The current study updates and expands on our three previous studies, offering an examination of the growth in the distilling industry, the industry’s impact on the state’s agricultural sector, its contribution to state and local government tax revenues and the economic impact of Bourbon tourism. Read the complete report.