Fri. Jul 12th, 2024

Executives from Log Still Distillery cut the ribbon on the Nelson County operation’s full-scale opening, including a more than $60 million investment and the creation of at least 146 full-time jobs.

Now fully operational, the distillery produces a range of spirits, including Monk’s Road Dry Gin, Monk’s Road Barrel Finished Gin and Monk’s Road Fifth District Series Bourbon: Cold Spring Distillery, the first in a rotating series of bourbons named for historic pre-Prohibition distillers in the region, in addition to its latest release, the Rattle & Snap brands. Additional products, such as Monk’s Road Bourbon with a wheated mash bill, are expected to be added in the coming months.

New jobs being created across both phases of the project include distillery and bottling operations, hospitality, event operations and restaurant positions. To date, the company has filled 72 announced full-time jobs, 14 part-time positions, and 229 seasonal ones.

Log Still leadership, in early 2021, announced a $24 million Phase 2 investment to establish Dant Crossing, a 300-plus-acre campus that is home to the distillery and several amenities. The commitment followed a Phase 1 investment of $12 million made public in 2019 to establish the operation at the historic site.

“We are pleased with the reception by Kentuckians and visitors alike to the experiences we have created here in Gethsemane,” said Log Still President J.W. “Wally” Dant III. “Thanks to the Governor and his administration for supporting our campus-wide efforts and championing the Kentucky bourbon industry like no previous administration.”

Log Still’s first amenities debuted in 2021 with the Homestead Bed & Breakfast opening and the Poplar Cottage rentals, followed by an amphitheater and train depot.

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