Kentucky Artisan Distillery - President and General Manager Stephen Thompson

Castle Brands Inc., founded in 1998, a developer and international marketer of premium and super-premium drinks brands has announced it has increased its investment in Copperhead Distillery Company an additional 5% from 20% to 25%. Copperhead owns and operates the Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood, Kentucky.

Kentucky Artisan Distillery - Jefferson's Bourbon Bottles

Jefferson’s Bourbon bottles in the gift shop.

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Kentucky Artisan Distillery includes a visitor center, store, tasting room and is home to three brands including Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbons, Whiskey Row Bourbon and Highspire Whiskey. In addition to their three core brands, the distillery offers contract distillation and bottling for other brands and three aging warehouses.

Kentucky Artisan Distillery - Whiskey Row

Whiskey Row bottles in the gift shop.

John Glover, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Castle Brands, said “Our additional investment makes us the second largest shareholder in Kentucky Artisan Distillery and demonstrates our continued commitment to our Jefferson’s brand. Partnering with Kentucky Artisan Distillery has provided a home for Jefferson’s bourbon and allowed us the ability to develop, innovate and expand our Jefferson’s offerings. With Kentucky Artisan Distillery’s expanded warehousing and distilling capabilities, we expect the partnership to continue to grow and develop with the Jefferson’s brand.”

Kentucky Artisan Distillery - High Spire Whiskey, Hand Dipped Wax

High Spire Whiskey bottles in the gift shop.

Stephen Thompson, President and General Manager of Kentucky Artisan Distillery, stated “We are excited to expand our partnership with Castle Brands to further develop the super-premium Jefferson’s portfolio. We look forward to working with Castle Brands on innovations such as estate farm-to-glass bourbon and a super-premium 100% rye whiskey and welcoming guests to the Jefferson’s Visitor Center for many years to come.”

Kentucky Artisan Distillery - President and General Manager Stephen Thompson

Kentucky Artisan Distillery – President and General Manager Stephen Thompson.

Castle Brands offerings include Jefferson’s Bourbons, Goslings® Rums, Goslings® Stormy Ginger Beer, Knappogue Castle Whiskey®, Clontarf® Irish Whiskey, Pallini® Limoncello, Boru® Vodka, Brady’s® Irish Cream, The Arran Malt® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, The Robert Burns Scotch Whisky and Machrie Moor Scotch Whisky.

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