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Employee dies at Sazerac’s Glenmore Distillery

An employee has died as the result of a “workplace accident” at the Sazerac-owned The Glenmore Distillery in Kentucky on Monday (14 January), causing the site to suspend operations.

Kentucky-based The Glenmore Distillery has halted operations pending an investigation into a death of a worker

The unnamed employee died following an accident at the maturation and bottling plant in Owensboro, Kentucky. Details of the incident have not been disclosed.

A Sazerac spokeswoman told The Spirits Business: “We are deeply saddened to report the death of a team member at The Glenmore Distillery on January 14 in a workplace accident. All operations are suspended at Glenmore pending an investigation until further notice.”

New Orleans-based Sazerac Company acquired the Bourbon distillery, originally named R. Monarch Distillery, in 2009.

According to Sazerac’s website, the site “boasts one of the largest and most modern bottling facilities in the country and continues to be a sizeable employer and fixture in the city [of] Owensboro”.

Sazerac also owns the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, and the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown.

In July last year, a warehouse containing thousands of whiskey barrels at the Barton 1792 Distillery “completely collapsed” just weeks after part of the building came crashing down.

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