Augusta Distillery will break ground on its new facility. The Kentucky Governor will be joined by Augusta Mayor Michael Taylor and leadership from the Augusta Distillery team.
The distillery received its Class B distiller’s license in July.
Company leaders expect construction to begin this summer and said the facility will be operational by summer 2024.
“The Augusta Distillery team is proud of our plan to build a state-of-the-art facility in Augusta,” said Judd Weis, co-founder and board vice chairman of Augusta Distillery. “Over the next few years, we will be committing over $23 million to create an extraordinary distillery, guest experience, and event center. Our hope is that, by delighting our consumers, this investment will create a spike in local tourism and additional economic opportunity for our neighbors in Augusta and Bracken County. We would like to thank the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the City of Augusta, and Bracken County for providing the support necessary to make this project a reality. This is a very exciting time for our team and our neighbors.”
Headquartered in the historic riverfront city, Augusta Distillery was founded in July 2018 and is focused on creating authentic, curated bourbon-centric experiences in Augusta and across the United States. The company’s initial brand expression, Buckner’s 13-year single barrel cask strength bourbon, is distributed nationally and is available at retail in Kentucky and Ohio. Recently added as a Craft Member of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, Augusta Distillery is planning its next release for later in 2022.
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