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Bulleit Distilling Co visitor centre plans progress

The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority has approved an incentive package for the Bulleit Distilling Company’s visitor centre.

Diageo’s US$115m Bulleit Distilling Co officially opened in March 2017

The approval means the Diageo-owned US$115 million distillery can progress with plans to build a visitor centre at its Shelbyville-based facility.

Plans for the distillery were first unveiled in 2014, and the distillery officially opened in March this year.

Barry Becton, senior director federal affairs and whiskey at Diageo North America, said: “Bulleit Distilling Co and Diageo Americas are pleased to have received approval of an incentive package from the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority that will allow us to take the next step toward building a visitor centre at the Bulleit Distilling Co in Shelbyville.

“We thank the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet for their assistance through the process.

“We also thank the people and leadership of Shelby County, especially county judge-executive Dan Ison and state senator Paul Hornback, for their continued support of the distillery as we look to build a visitor centre that we expect will bring thousands of visitors to the community each year.”

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