Four Roses Distillery LLC will invest over $23M to construct new warehouses in Coxs Creek, Kentucky. The work is expected to be completed by 2024 and will increase bottle storage and create new job opportunities in Bullitt County.
“Kentucky’s bourbon and spirits growth continues at an incredible rate, and we welcome this major investment from Four Roses in Bullitt County,” Gov. Beshear said. “Bourbon is a signature industry in the commonwealth that is creating quality jobs across the state. I am thrilled to see Four Roses contribute to that success and look forward to seeing this project come together over the next couple of years.”
Leaders at Four Roses will build 17 warehouses totaling more than 776,000 square feet to support continued growth of the Lawrenceburg-based distillery. The investment comes in response to increased demand for the company’s bourbon throughout the United States. Four Roses currently employs 137 people in Kentucky, including 20 at an existing warehouse in Coxs Creek.
“We’re excited about the growth of Four Roses and to have the capacity to bring our Bourbon to more whiskey-lovers around the country, but we’re even more excited about the growth of Kentucky’s bourbon industry,” said Ryan Ashley, chief operating officer for Four Roses Bourbon. “We look forward to welcoming new members to the Four Roses team with this expansion who will help us continue to show that the best bourbons in the world come out of this state.”
Four Roses has roots dating back to the mid-19th century in Georgia, with the company producing bourbon in Kentucky since 1888. The distillery operated along Louisville’s Whiskey Row until eventually relocating to Lawrenceburg in the 1960s, where the company remains dedicated to producing award-winning bourbons.
Four Roses’ investment adds to recent growth in the bourbon and spirits industry across the commonwealth. Since the start of the Beshear administration, Kentucky’s spirits industry has seen more than 50 new-location or expansion announcements contribute to over $1.1 billion in planned investments and more than 900 announced full-time jobs. Today, spirits facilities employ more than 5,300 people throughout the state. Gov. Beshear also recently worked with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to remove harmful bourbon tariffs on trade with the United Kingdom and European Union, ensuring continuing strength in the export market.
Bullitt County Judge/Executive Jerry Summers welcomed the company’s continued investment.
“We are excited about the growth and expansion of Four Roses Distillery,” Judge Summers said. “This project is a true asset to Bullitt County and its scenic corridor. I look forward to continued partnerships as they continue to grow within our community.”
Bob Fouts, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, is happy to see the company grow its presence in the region.
“We are glad to see Four Roses Distillery thrive and expand in our county and wish them continued success,” Fouts said.
Four Roses’ investment and planned job creation furthers recent economic momentum in the commonwealth, as the state builds back stronger from the effects of the pandemic.
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