Western Kentucky Distilling Co. held the grand opening of its new $30 million state-of-the-art distillery in Beaver Dam, creating 35 full-time Kentucky jobs.
The new distillery operation – the first official distillery in Ohio County since Prohibition – is located at 1880 Old Liberty Church Rd. in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, in the Bluegrass Crossings Business Center. The 25,000-square-foot distillery on 80 acres features 15 warehouses, adding an additional 300,000 square feet. It will be able to distill over 50,000 barrels per year and store 250,000 barrels. The distillery has already brought 25 jobs to the region, with 35 full-time jobs to be created as production increases.
“It’s a proud moment for our team at Western Kentucky Distilling Co. as we open the doors and start making Kentucky bourbon and rye whiskey within our walls,” said Western Kentucky Distilling Co. COO and Master Distiller Jacob Call. “Kentucky whiskey has a rich history in our state, and it’s an honor for our distillery to become part of that legacy. As the first official distillery in Ohio County since Prohibition, we’re excited to be part of the community and bring jobs to the region.”
Western Kentucky Distilling Co. is a bourbon and rye whiskey distillery in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. The 100% Kentucky-owned distillery opened in 2023 as the first official distillery in Ohio County since Prohibition and is under the leadership of Call, an eighth-generation distiller and Kentuckian, and President J.D. Edwards. From purchasing all cooking, fermenting and distilling equipment in Kentucky, including a Vendome 36-inch copper still, to plans to use all locally grown Kentucky corn, the team is proud to support the local community and the commonwealth.
For more information on Western Kentucky Distilling Co., visit wkydistilling.com.