Die Brough Brothers Distillery, die erste rein afro-amerikanisch geführte Bourbon Distillery in Kentucky, wird heute ihre Pforten für die Öffentlichkeit öffnen. Wer ein wenig mehr über die Entstehung der (zur Zeit) Micro-Brennerei wissen will, dem sei dieser Artikel aus dem Dezember ans Herz gelegt, als die Brennerei mit der Produktion begann.
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Brough Brothers Distillery Opens its Doors To The Public in Historic Grand Opening
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 16, 2021 — Brough Brothers Distillery, the first and only African-American owned distillery in the State of Kentucky’s history, grand opens to the public today.
Led by Kentucky’s First African-American Master Distiller Bryson Yarbrough, Brough Brothers distills a proprietary mash of corn, rye, and barley and can currently produce one barrel a week. Most of the historic first barrels will be aged for a minimum of one year to meet the Kentucky Bourbon designation.
In April, Brough Brothers Distillery became the 42nd member – and 24th craft-level member – of the Kentucky Distillers‘ Association. It is the first African-American owned and operated facility to join KDA since the organization’s founding in 1880.
The distillery was founded by Bryson, Christian, and Victor Yarbrough, three brothers born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. They wanted to produce quality bourbon whiskey in an industry that has historically been largely inaccessible to minority entrepreneurs.
„I want to congratulate Victor, Christian and Bryson Yarbrough for pouring their hearts and spirits into their vision for Kentucky’s first Black-owned distillery,“ said Mayor Greg Fischer. „Bourbon is a critical part of our growing economy, and with the addition of this new distillery in the historic Park Hill neighborhood, the industry will grow stronger and investments will continue to flow into the area.“
Brough Brothers Bourbon brand is now one of the fastest growing brands in the US with distribution currently in 25 states.