Startup Henderson Distilling Co. announced it will establish a new distillery in Henderson County, creating 12 full-time jobs with a $5 million investment.

The company will locate on the former Henderson Municipal Power & Light campus in downtown Henderson, which will be rehabilitated and breathe new economic life into the facility. The project will create a full-production distillery and a corresponding tourism and retail space.

“The Henderson Distilling Co. is excited to bring this project to Henderson and rekindle the robust pre-Prohibition history of such a beautiful community,” said Henderson Distilling Co. co-founder and President Andrew Powell. “We are grateful for our state and local leaders that have partnered with us to bring this opportunity to fruition. Bourbon is distinctly American and fully enmeshed in Kentucky’s vibrant landscape. We are thrilled to establish our company in Henderson.”

Henderson’s planned project builds on recent bourbon and spirits growth across Kentucky. Since the start of the Beshear administration, the commonwealth’s spirits industry has seen roughly 80 new-location or expansion projects totaling over $2.9 billion in planned investments and creating more than 1,400 announced full-time jobs. Last year represented the best year on record for the growth of Kentucky’s bourbon and spirits industry, with $2.1 billion in new investments expected to create 700 full-time jobs.

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