AUGUSTA — Augusta Distillery was not too long ago named a further cease on the B-line, Northern Kentucky’s self-guided bourbon expertise.
In response to Meet Northern Kentucky and B-line representatives, Augusta Distillery turned an official member of the B-line after its current addition to the Kentucky Bourbon Path Craft Tour.
The Kentucky Bourbon Path is a “premier bourbon journey” which showcases distilling craftsmanship from 28 distillers which might be chosen by the Kentucky Distillers’ Affiliation, B-line representatives mentioned.
Organizations which might be added to the path routinely qualify as a member of the B-line.
In response to MeetNKY President and CEO Julie Kirkpatrick, the Kentucky Bourbon Craft Path Tour noticed over 725,000 guests final 12 months.
She famous that, with Augusta Distillery not too long ago being named Greatest Bourbon within the World by San Francisco World Spirits and being added to the B-line, extra persons are going to be “taking discover” of Northern Kentucky’s function firstly of the “nice bourbon journey.”
“We stay up for welcoming extra guests serious about studying extra about our wealthy heritage in spirits to the commonwealth and showcasing these two new stops alongside the B-line,” Kirkpatrick mentioned.
In response to B-line representatives, the B-line debuted in 2018. Since then, the group has come to carry an “official assortment” of bourbon bars, eating places, and distilleries in Northern Kentucky.
The objective of B-line members is to introduce “bourbon-curious” guests to the Bourbon Path, which had over two million guests in 2022, representatives mentioned. The additions to the B-line will convey the entire variety of institutions on the path to 25.
There are seven “strict” standards that should be met by the organizations so as to be part of the B-line, representatives mentioned. The factors embody a spread of matters from “fostering” a bourbon-based tradition to stocking a sure sort of bourbon.
Eating places will need to have no less than 50 labels of bourbon and bars should inventory no less than 100, representatives mentioned. They added that weekly bourbon-infused foods and drinks specials are additionally a requirement.
Bars should additionally host bourbon-related occasions and supply specialty flights, representatives mentioned. They famous that distilleries should be a member in “good standing” with the KDA and be part of the Kentucky Bourbon Path or Kentucky Bourbon Path Craft Tour.
“Augusta Distillery is proud to be a member of each the Kentucky Bourbon Path Craft Tour and The B-Line. As a signature product of our state and a significant supply of tourism, including to the mystique, historical past and legacy of bourbon is an honor,” mentioned Augusta Distillery President Ryan Edwards. “We stay up for breaking final 12 months’s document variety of guests in 2023 and are excited for what lies forward.”
To view a full listing of collaborating organizations on the B-line, please go to https://thebline.com/the-b-line-celebrates-national-bourbon-day-june-14-2022/.
Pointers and necessities to qualify for the B-line might be discovered at https://www.meetnky.com/b-line-application/.
For the most recent listing of B-Line Nationwide Bourbon Day occasions and specials, go to thebline.com.
To be taught extra about meetNKY go to meetnky.com.